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
Chinese Buyers Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Real Estate Assets
As expected, Chinese investors have been pouring money into U.S. properties in recent weeks.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 17, 2015)
National Storage Affiliate plans a $100 million IPO, reports Inside Self-Storage. The Wall Street Journal reveals that Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen has resigned from his post. Downtown Dallas saw more office leasing in 2014 than at any time since the 1980s, according to The Dallas Morning News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 13, 2015)
CMBS delinquencies are on the decline, reports REIT.com. Forbes lists five cities likely to become the next Silicon Alley. The upcoming sale of the AON Center in Chicago could fetch $650 million, estimates 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 (February 12, 2015)
Blackstone purchased a 50 percent stake in a six-building New York office portfolio valued at $4 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal. Prologis agreed to pay $820 million for Morris Realty’s portfolio of warehouse, retail and land assets, according to StreetInsider.com. Colliers International is splitting off from Canadian parent FirstService Corp., notes Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 11, 2015)
Hilton Worldwide has struck a $1.76 billion deal for five hotels in Florida and San Francisco, reports Bloomberg. A Chinese real estate firm bought a development site in San Francisco for $296 million, according to Commercial Property Executive. Target’s Canadian landlords wants the chain to enter full bankruptcy there, reveals Chain Store Age. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Facebook's Growing Real Estate Empire
The recent announcement that it was buying a 56-acre industrial park in Menlo Park, Calif. to expand its campus is just the latest in a rapidly accelerating number of Facebook’s real estate deals. To see how much the company’s property needs have grown, take a look at our gallery.
CMBS Market on the Upswing after Slow 2015 Start
The U.S. CMBS market is gaining momentum in February, after a slow start in the first month of the year.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 10, 2015)
Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans to spin off a time-share REIT, reports The New York Times. Investor Corvex Management wants American Realty Capital Properties to dismiss its board of directors, according to Bloomberg. Real estate fund managers claim an interest rate hike will be only a short-term challenge for REITs, 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 (February 9, 2015)
U.S. REIT stocks fell hard after the new jobs report increased belief the Fed will raise interest rates by the summer, reports Bloomberg. The CMBS market may be facing some challenges, according to the Commercial Observer. Business Insider lists the more than 1,700 RadioShack stores that will close by March 31. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
8 Best Markets for Retail Investment
We put together a list of cities that currently offer the best opportunities for outsized returns without outsized risks, based on interviews with capital markets specialists from Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International and research from the CoStar Group and Real Capital Analytics (RCA).
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 6, 2015)
An activist investor is urging Brookdale Senior Living to spin off a REIT, reports Bloomberg. Norway’s Norges Bank has purchased a minority stake in 11 Times Square, according to The Real Deal. A joint venture of Princeton Holdings and the Bluestone Group has bought a four-building office portfolio for $250 million, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 5, 2015)
The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the first half of the year, predicts CNBC. Commercial Observer looks at TIAA-CREF’s entry into the real estate market. Dallas ranks among the top commercial real estate markets in the U.S., reports Dallas Business Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 4, 2015)
Staples agreed to a plan to buy Office Depot in a $6.3 billion deal, reports Bloomberg. President Obama’s administration is aggressively cutting government spending on office and warehouse space, reveals Federal Times. S&P will pay $1.5 billion in settlements to government agencies and CalPERS for its role in the housing crisis, according to Forbes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 3, 2015)
RadioShack discussing selling half its stores to Sprint, closing the remainder, reports Bloomberg. Staples and Office Depot are negotiating a merger, reveals The Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to spend $2 billion to open a data center in Mesa, Ariz., according to The Associated Press. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 2, 2015)
REITs might be ready for a fall, warns Bloomberg. Real estate ETFs could suffer if the Fed raises interest rates, notes Reuters. RadioShack is discussing a bankruptcy auction with hedge fund Standard General, according to Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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