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. 

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 26, 2015)
The controversial plan for One Vanderbilt, near New York City's Grand Central Terminal, is expected to be approved tomorrow, reports the New York Post. The New Yorker surmises that the increasing number of shuttered storefronts in the West Village is due to high-rent blight. The Motley Fool names Wal-Mart as the most hated retail company in America. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 22, 2105)
CNN Money asks whether the perfect moment to invest in real estate has passed. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO Ronald Mock talks to Bloomberg about the plan’s investment strategy. Dollar Tree is about to sell 330 Family Dollar stores, reports Supermarket News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Retailers In Expansion Mode, Ground-Up Development Still Challenging
This year’s RECon show in Las Vegas has been marked by an across-the-board optimism about tenant activity, with both owners and brokers reporting a spike in meetings about new store openings and expansions.
RECon Attendees Describe a Stalled Acquisition Environment as Available Assets Become Harder to Find
A fair number of attendees at the 2015 RECon show is talking about how the influx of investment capital into the U.S. real estate market and uncertainty surrounding the next interest rate hike have combined to make owners hold on to their assets far too tightly.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 18, 2015)
Malls still matter, according to a JLL survey published in Chain Store Age. Forbes lists five reasons why the commercial real estate market should remain buoyant. McDonalds is marketing 2 billion in euro bonds, reports Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2015)
Kushner Cos. has agreed to buy the retail condominium at the former New York Times building, reports Commercial Property Executive. Nordstrom and Amazon have strikingly similar strategies, reveals Fortune. Apple undertakes a green initiative, setting an example for other large companies, notes the Los Angeles Times. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Expectations for 2015 RECon Show Run High
If you are heading to Vegas at the end of this week, expect a busy show, as ICSC reports that registrations this year are already up by about 1,000 compared to 2014, with approximately 33,500 people, and possibly more, attending the annual retail real estate convention.
REITs Will Pursue Street Retail More, Analysts Predict
Street retail is becoming so much a part of some REITs’ investment strategy that it’s now getting spotlight analyst coverage.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 14, 2015)
Management schools are building up their real estate portfolios, reports Business Because. A study by the NRDC finds that energy efficiency measures in multifamily can create benefits of up to $3.50 per $1 invested for renters, landlords, utilities and regulators, notes Blue Green Alliance. Chicago has approved a proposed landmark district in the Fulton-Randolph area of the West Loop, despite strong opposition from many property owners in the neighborhood, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 13, 2015)
Foreign investors continue to pour money into U.S. commercial assets, notes Bloomberg. Commercial Property Executive looks at the potential impact of the Cushman/DTZ merger on the brokerage industry. Ceiling height becomes a major selling point for warehouse developers, reports the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 12, 2015)
New York-based private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is looking to move to Hudson Yards, according to Commercial Observer. Start-up companies are appearing in mutual funds portfolios, and may be in bubble territory, reveals the New York Times. President Obama officially announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built on Chicago’s South Side, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Hotels near Pre-Recession Price Peak
Investors looking to make money on hotel acquisitions may want to hurry up—in March, hotel prices in the U.S. were just one percentage point short of their pre-recession peak, according to Moody’s/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) report, indicating that values can’t go much further.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 11, 2015)
Cushman & Wakefield to merge with DTZ in a $2 billion buyout, reports Bloomberg. Blackstone prepares to sell 103.5 million shares of Hilton Worldwide, according to MarketWatch. Prudential Real Estate Investors closed its fifth fund dedicated to seniors housing, notes The Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 8, 2015)
Whole Foods negotiating leases for a new concept focused on millennials, reveals the New York Post. A Chinese developer plans to build a $500 million mixed-use complex in Anaheim, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times. RXR Realty took out a $785 million acquisition loan with AIG to finance its purchase of the Helmsley Building, notes Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (May 7, 2015)
Jared Kushner is turning a Williamsburg rental building, formerly a Wild Turkey distributor, into a $414 million condominium complex, reports The Real Deal. The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate has fallen to the lowest in almost eight years, according to Bloomberg. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is preparing to enter the Canadian marketplace next year, and has announced its first three store locations there, reveals Chain Store Age. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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