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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 (December 21, 2016)
The multifamily absorption rate has declined year-over-year and builders are focusing more on single-family homes, two signs that boom times for the asset may be ending, according to MarketWatch. American Apparel will be closing nine stores by Dec. 31, and sell them at auction January 9, according to 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 (December 20, 2016)
Walgreens will sell 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred’s for $950 million, reports Fortune. Nasdaq takes a look at real estate ETFs. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 19, 2016)
Deutsche Bank is close to settling toxic mortgage debt penalty, reports Reuters. The New York Times looks at Ben Carson’s view of HUD mission. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 16, 2016)
A new study by Pew Research Center has found the majority of Americans consider homeownership unaffordable for young people, according to MarketWatch. CVS Health will close 70 stores in 2017 as part of a "three-step streamlining initiative" to save $3 billion by 2021, Chain Store Age reports. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 15, 2016)
There’s doubt the Fed will go through with the three rate increases in 2017, according to CNBC. Rents pushed U.S. Consumer Index to 0.2 percent growth in November, reports Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 14, 2016)
Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz attributes the luxury department store’s eight percent drop in comparable sales to a “less loyal” customer base, Fortune reports. Foreclosures fall to a low not seen since the bubble years, according to MarketWatch.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 13, 2016)
Kroger might buy a portfolio of Walgreens/Rite Aid stores, according to Cincinnati Business Courier. An IBM AI machine will help shoppers at Mall of America this holiday season, reports Fortune. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 12, 2016)
High pricing and increased M&A activity are predicted for the seniors housing sector in 2017, according to Senior Housing News. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores will be opening as pop-ups inside Ace Hardware stores or built as “combo-store” formats, Chain Store Age reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 9, 2016)
BlackRock will occupy 850,000 sq. ft. along 15 floors at 50 Hudson Yards, according to Commercial Observer. Grand China Fund is the latest Chinese investment firm to enter the U.S. student housing sector, planning a 464-bed high rise, MultiHousing News reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 8, 2016)
A Trump Presidency might spur more Russian investment in U.S. real estate, CNN Money reports. Amazon denies it has plans to open 2,000 grocery stores, according to CNET. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 7, 2016)
Restaurant industry traffic growth “has come to a standstill” on recession fears, according to MarketWatch. Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s $18 billion bankruptcy reorganization plans are in dire straits after its bank lenders threatened to end their involvement, saying they will release a final decision December 14, Business Insider reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 6, 2016)
Equinix agreed to buy a data center portfolio from Verizon in a $3.6 billion deal, reports USA Today. The S&P 500 real estate sector has been underperforming since September, according to CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Nine Takeaways from ICSC New York National Deal Making Conference, Day One
Here we present nine takeaways from interviews with industry professionals on the show floor.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 2, 2016)
Starbucks CEO Howard Shulz is stepping down from his position to work on expanding the Reserve Roastery concept, according to The Wall Street Journal. Simon Property Group has planned future mall renovations totaling $1.9 billion in its stand to keep the mall relevant to retail, Fortune reports.These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Why is Blackstone Moving Ahead with the Invitation Homes IPO Now? 2
In a recent report, researchers with real estate investment management specialist Amherst Capital Management estimated that U.S. single-family homes remain undervalued by about 5.0 percent.
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