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 Markets with Biggest Increases in Construction Loans
Research firm RealtyTrac has put together a list of 10 metropolitan areas that experienced the greatest increases in the number of residential and commercial construction loans over the past 12 months. To find out where lenders are stepping up their activity, click through our slideshow.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 3, 2015)
Hedge fund investors are pushing Macy’s to pursue sale-leaseback deals for its stores, reports Business Insider. Investment management firm DoubleLine will buy bridge loans on commercial properties, notes Bloomberg. L&L Holding Co. is planning the first new office tower on Park Avenue in three decades, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
May Marks Major Improvement in CMBS Delinquencies 1
The drop in CMBS delinquencies is in line with overall trends in the market, according to a just released report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), an industry trade group.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 2, 2015)
The Lotte Group of South Korea has contracted to buy the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan for $805 million, notes Reuters. Both commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies are continuing to decline, according to recent data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, World Property Journal reports. Palm Beach County, Fla., is enjoying an industrial real estate boom, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Markets with Highest Asking Medical Office Rents
As the market for medical office buildings experiences a steady influx of new investors, Newmark Knight Grubb Frank has put together a report on “Healthcare Real Estate Outlook 2015.” Here are the 10 metros with the highest average asking rents for MOBs as of year-end 2014.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 1, 2015)
Nouriel Roubini warns the Fed may have created a liquidity time bomb in an article at MarketWatch. John Hancock pays $344 million for One South Wacker in Chicago, reports Commercial Property Executive. Construction spending rises more than expected, according to Business Insider. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Best Countries for Retail Expansion and Development
Global consulting firm A.T. Kearney released its annual Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) today and there has been some reshuffling in the ranking of countries that may offer the best expansion opportunities for international retailers and retail real estate developers.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 29, 2015)
Blackstone is partnering with property company CityView to develop a multifamily project in Oakland, Calif., reports Bloomberg. BGC Partners is going after Avison Young, claiming the latter’s D.C. office stole its real estate contacts, client data and other business assets, reveals Washington Business Journal. Former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld is opening a real estate brokerage, according to USA Today. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 28, 2015)
Magellan Group has begun construction on a $55 million large-scale industrial park in El Monte, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times. Fortune considers whether Michael Kors is falling out of fashion. Chicago-based Capri Investment Group is seeking investors for a $200 million fund to invest in multifamily real estate in downtown Detroit, reveals Crain's Detroit Business. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 27, 2015)
Crown Acquisitions and Oxford Properties Group paid $1.07 billion for the office and retail base of 641 Fifth Avenue, reports the New York Post. Asian cross-border investment in commercial real estate reached the highest figure on record in the first quarter, according to the World Property Journal. The Wall Street Journal looks at how a new court ruling may affect commercial development in California. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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.
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