Elaine Misonzhnik

Elaine
Misonzhnik
Executive Editor

Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing about commercial real estate for the past 14 years. She started her career as a reporter with New York City-based newspaper Real Estate Weekly, and went on to work for Retail Traffic magazine and NREI. Her areas of expertise include retail real estate, office real estate, the CMBS market and REITs. 

Articles
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 30, 2015)
Institutional investors hit returns of 11.82 percent on commercial real estate holdings in 2014, reports The Wall Street Journal. Starwood struck a $1.12 billion deal to buy a portfolio of suburban office properties from Duke Realty, according to Bloomberg. The Street reviews the imminent IPO of a first-ever utility REIT. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
7 Best Markets for Multifamily Investment
The question for many buyers is where they should park their money in order to reap maximum returns and avoid any backlash from potential over-development.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 29, 2015)
Ivanhoe Cambridge bought a multifamily portfolio in San Francisco, reports IP Real Estate. Blackstone reported declines in its real estate business in the fourth quarter, according to The New York Times. H&M plans to open 400 stores in 2015, mostly in the U.S. and China, notes Chain Store Age. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 28, 2015)
RXR Realty is about to snap up New York’s 230 Park Avenue, for more than $1 billion, claims the New York Post. The Federal Reserve won’t confirm speculation it might postpone interest rate hike, according to MarketWatch. Tech retailers are helping class-A malls post record sales, reports The Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Best Markets for Office Investment
As the job market heats up in earnest, it may be time to reassess the best places to invest money in office properties.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 27, 2015)
Tax law changes may bring investment volume in the multifamily sector to new heights, claims Multifamily Executive. Retailers and e-commerce operators are competing for the most convenient sites for distribution facilities, reports Chain Store Age. Hotel owners can raise average daily rates by 5.4 percent this year, according to CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 26, 2015)
A developer from Beijing plans to build two San Francisco skyscrapers totaling 2 million sq. ft., reports Forbes. Freddie Mac has put $410 million in delinquent home loans on the market, according to Bloomberg. Outlet center developers are targeting Detroit, notes Detroit Free Press. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
The Aged and the Restless
How bribes from a 100-year-old real estate developer brought down one of New York’s most prominent politicians.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 23, 2015)
Family Dollar accepted Dollar Tree’s buyout bid over Dollar General, reports Bloomberg. Turns out Generation Y prefers suburban homes over downtown condominiums, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mitsui Fudosan America partnered with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group on the 55 Hudson Yards development in New York City, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 of the Biggest Food Retailers Countdown 2
As real estate investors continue to show a preference for necessity-based retail and as supermarket chains, drugstores and dollar stores try to grab the greatest market share of consumers’ food dollars, it’s more important than ever to know who the biggest food retailers are.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 22, 2015)
TruAmerica agreed to pay $482 million for a 2,669-unit California apartment portfolio, according to Bloomberg. Fortune listed the 10 shopping strips with the highest rents in the world. REIT ETFs continue to climb up, claims an article in ETF Trends. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 21, 2015)
Foreign investors are beginning to focus on real estate development, according to The Wall Street Journal. S&P is facing a year-long suspension from rating mortgage-backed securities, reports Bloomberg. The New York Times looks at the Family Dollar takeover battle. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 20, 2015)
Blackstone will buy 36 multifamily properties for $1.7 billion, reports Bloomberg. Commercial Observer expects clear skies ahead for real estate investors. Brookfield’s 5.4-million-sq.-ft. office tower on the Far West Side of Manhattan will cost $2.1 billion to build, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from the commercial real estate industry.
6 Most Troubled Retail Chains
The chains landlords should be really worried about are those in the specialty sectors—apparel, electronics, toys.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 16, 2015)
New York City developers are building a record number of hotel rooms, reports the New York Post. Ivanhoe Cambridge and Callahan Capital are buying 1095 Avenue of the Americas for $2.2 billion, according to Bloomberg. The Street predicts that the U.S. housing market is on the way to recovery. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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