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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 (January 13, 2016)
Brookfield Asset Management plans a foray into private equity, reports Bloomberg. New regulations will prevent mortgage REITs from accessing low-cost, government-backed financing, according to the Wall Street Journal. New York City’s commercial real estate market is beginning to show signs of stress, reveals Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 12, 2016)
Fortune looks at whether the U.S. real estate market might be headed for another bubble. Kohl’s executives have been looking into the possibility of taking the chain private, reports MarketWatch. CNBC explores what’s behind two quarters of rising vacancy rates in the apartment sector. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 11, 2016)
The Blackstone Group was the biggest buyer of New York City real estate in 2015, reports Bloomberg. MarketWatch looks at how much money an average U.S. investor made last year. CNBC claims troubles in the Chinese stock markets could mean more Chinese investment in U.S. properties. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 8, 2016)
Analysts welcomed Macy’s plans to close stores, reports MarketWatch. Forbes looks at how rising interest rates will impact commercial real estate. CS&L, the Windstream spinoff, is making its first acquisition in PEG Bandwidth, reveals Fierce Telecom. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 7, 2016)
The Blackstone Group and Gaw Capital Partners are purshing the acquisition of Singapore-based hotel owner Ascendas Hospitality Trust, according to Bloomberg. Asset manager Crow Holdings has closed a $1.85-billion real estate equity fund, reports The Dallas Morning News. Vox looks at what all the land in Manhattan is worth. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Seven Property Types to Buy in 2016
Which real estate asset types look like good buys as we move into 2016?
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 6, 2016)
Apartment vacancies in the U.S. rose for the second consecutive quarter—the first time this happened since 2009, reports Bloomberg. Forbes looks at why global real estate might be the best investment bet in 2016. Seeking Alpha believes auto centers are a problem for Sears. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 5, 2016)
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is concerned about the Fed’s ability to deal with a financial crisis, reports Bloomberg. Blackstone Vice Chairman Byron Wien reveals what he things will be the 10 biggest surprises for investors in 2016, according to Business Insider. The Wall Street Journal looks at what Donald Trump’s handling of a business crisis in the early 1990s says about his potential style as president. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Five Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 4, 2016)
The Street looks at what the markets may be missing about inflation risks. Foreign investors will continue to place lots of capital in U.S. real estate in the year ahead, reports Bloomberg. Macy’s will be closing up to 40 stores in early 2016, according to Cincinnati.com. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 29, 2015)
The Fed and the FDIC warn banks not to loosen underwriting standards, according to Bloomberg. Home prices rose the most in more than a year in the three-month period ending in October, reports MarketWatch. Most of Target’s new stores in 2016 and 2017 will be small-format units in urban areas, reveals Argus Leader. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 24, 2015)
MarketWatch lists 15 U.S. cities with the best job growth and affordable housing opportunities. Bernie Sanders argues against the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates in a New York Times opinion piece. Black churches might face discrimination from real estate lenders, reports Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 23, 2015)
Principal of Mission Capital discusses real estate crowdfunding outlook for 2016 with The Street. InvestorPlace warns real estate owners that if they don’t love the assets they’ve bought they should dispose of them before the next crash. Seeking Alpha revisits the possibility of Macy’s spinning off its real estate. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 22, 2015)
A new technology startup is offering homeowners cash for an equity stake in their properties, reports Bloomberg. Restaurant chain Bob Evans is selling a portion of its real estate in a $200 million transaction, according to the Dayton Daily News. Brooklyn politicians want closer oversight of Forest City’s sale of its stake in Barclays Center to Mikhail Prokhorov, reveals DNAinfo. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 21, 2015)
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust sold 49 shopping centers to Blackstone for $1.9 billion, reports Bloomberg. Westfield sold five malls out of its U.S. portfolio to fund a development program, according to Chain Store Age. The New York Times looks at the relationship between the real estate business and politics. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 18, 2015)
The House of Representatives approved a bill that would prohibit tax-free REIT spinoffs, reports the New York Times. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board bought 209 U.S. industrial properties from Exeter Property Group for $3.15 billion, according to Bloomberg. Banking regulators plan to get tougher on risky commercial real estate lending next year, notes the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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