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 (August 7, 2015)
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz declines to run for president in 2016, Fortune reports. Harvard releases a map showing housing rates are too high across the nation, Bisnow reveals. Property mogul Nicholas Schorsch will sell most of the remainder of his real-estate empire to investment firm Apollo Global Management LLC, Nasdaq notes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Stars to Play 5 Real Estate Moguls
The initial results from our “Who Would You Cast in the Upcoming Liar’s Ball?” movie poll are in, and it looks like there is a lot of agreement among our readers about which actors would be right for which roles. A whopping 73 percent picked Sexy Beast and Gandhi actor Ben Kingsley to play Sam Zell.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 6, 2015)
In San Francisco, housing developers and advocates are joining forces to raise $1 million in support of Proposition A, a $310 million housing bond on the Nov. 3 ballot, reports San Francisco Business Times. Glenn Rufrano, the new CEO of VEREIT—formerly the scandal-plagued American Realty Capital Properties—has his hands full trying to turn the REIT around, The Real Deal reveals. Singapore-based United Overseas Bank is quietly becoming a leader of overseas investors, placing some of the biggest bets on New York property, notes Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Who’s Opening and Closing Stores?
The July report from RBC Capital Markets shows that even as chain retailers continue to increase the number of stores they plan to open in the next 12 to 24 months, the retail industry still faces some challenges.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Aug. 5, 2015)
Auction.com hit the biggest online real estate transaction in history with the sale of an office property in California, according to Housingwire. Investors worldwide are betting on hotel acquisitions, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times looks at a Ponzi scheme that ended up being a great real estate investment for its victims. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 4, 2015)
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s friends are pressing him to run for president against Hillary Clinton, Fortune reveals. Apple Inc. has added a huge San Jose development site to its commercial real estate portfolio, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal. Luxury home-furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware is entering the hotel business, Crain’s New York Business reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Aug. 3, 2015)
Canada’s RioCan REIT may be looking to sell its U.S. assets, reports Bloomberg. Fresh & Easy will close 14 stores, according to Supermarket News. Crain’s New York Business looks at which company leases the most office space in Manhattan. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Takeaways from Half-Year Office Sales Performance
The office sector’s performance has been a mixed bag over the past few years, with some segments of the market vastly outperforming others. The half year investment sales figures from research firm Real Capital Analytics, however, show that the sector’s dynamics may be beginning to change.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 31, 2015)
Shadow lenders are betting on riskier real estate deals, reports The Seattle Times. Wealthmanagement.com identifies the healthiest housing market in the country. Intercontinental denies it’s having merger discussions with Starwood, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 30, 2015)
The Whole Foods overcharging scandal is impacting its sales, the Los Angeles Times reports. A poll by Bankrate.com found real estate as the top place for long-term investment dollars, Bisnow notes. Forbes reveals the best cities for future job growth. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 29, 2015)
Supervalu might spin off Save-A-Lot into a separate company, reports Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A Forbes contributor argues that REITs are a bad idea for department store real estate. Troubles in the Chinese stock market are leading Chinese investors to put their money into Texas properties, notes CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Putting CRE Sales Volume in First Half of 2015 in Historical Perspective
Investment sales volume now outpaces the figure recorded at the peak of the previous cycle in 2006, according to recently released figures from research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Here we break down the numbers.
5 Up-and-Coming Smaller Markets 4
Markets like Manhattan, Los Angeles and San Francisco experienced the highest investment sales volumes in the first half of this year. However, they were not necessarily the markets that saw the greatest sales growth.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 28, 2015)
Nouriel Roubini reveals to Market Watch how he beats the stock market. Seeking Alpha speculates as to whether a hike in interest rates would be threatening or an opportunity. Business Insider tries to pinpoint exactly when the next recession will begin. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Jul. 27, 2015)
The housing rebound hasn’t fueled new condo construction, reports the Wall Street Journal. American Apparel is in dire financial straits and may be looking at bankruptcy, according to the New York Post. Miami Herald looks at the city’s commercial real estate market in the 21st century. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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