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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 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.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 17, 2015)
The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent, reports MarketWatch. Congress extended the EB-5 visa program for nine and a half months, reveals the San Francisco Chronicle. Sam Zell told Bloomberg he sees a likelihood of a recession in 2016. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 16, 2015)
CBRE New York region CEO Mary Ann Tighe argues an interest rate hike won’t negatively impact the commercial real estate market in Crain’s New York Business. CNBC asks if the party is over for REITs? Jehovah’s Witnesses governing body is selling its Brooklyn real estate holdings in a hope to net $1 billion, reports Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 15, 2015)
Funds managed by DRA Advisors will buy Inland Real Estate Corp. for $1.07 billion, reports Bloomberg. The Related Cos. closed a new real estate fund with commitments of more than $1 billion, reveals the New York Times. The Street argues that an interest rate hike won’t end the commercial real estate boom. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 11, 2015)
Warren Buffet purchased 2 million shares in Seritage Growth Properties, Sears’ REIT spin-off, reports Bloomberg. Chinese investors are pouring billions of dollars into Dallas properties, according to the Dallas Morning News. Chain Store Age looks at how retailers can improve in-store experience. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 10, 2015)
An annual survey of bank examiners found that underwriting standards are moving closer to the high-risk plays the industry saw in 2006 and 2007, reports Bloomberg. America’s middle class is growing, but it’s also becoming poorer, reveals MarketWatch. The Motley Fool looks at what Sears is worth without 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 9, 2015)
NCREIF’s index for value-add real estate investments posted a 2.98 percent gain in the third quarter, reveals Pensions & Investments. Blackstone made another multifamily purchase, buying a 32-property portfolio from Greystar Real Estate Partners for $2 billion, reports Bloomberg. A Dubai real estate developer who’s partnering with Donald Trump on a golf course project is not deterred by Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim entries into the U.S., reveals BuzzFeed. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 8, 2015)
Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed barring REIT spinoffs as part of a larger tax bill, reports the Wall Street Journal. Norwegian sovereign wealth fund released its profit figures for the fourth quarter, notes Bloomberg. The consolidation in the single-family rental sector is leading to more demand for stocks of remaining players, according to CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 4, 2015)
American Homes 4 Rent is set to acquire American Residential Properties in a $1.5 billion deal, reports Bloomberg. Janet Yellen dismissed the 65 percent risk of a recession in 2016 cited by Citi analysts, notes CNBC. AIG has discussed several top executives in its real estate investment division, reveals the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 3, 2015)
Citigroup predicts a global growth recession in 2016, reports Bloomberg. McDonald’s management plans to issue $6 billion in debt, drawing concern from Moody’s and S&P, notes Seeking Alpha. The Street looks at community banks with large commercial real estate loan holdings. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 2, 2015)
Fortune looks at the implications of the recent manufacturing recession on the larger U.S. economy. Moody’s has downgraded RCS Capital’s debt rating, reports Wealthmanagement.com. Real estate investors are going after European outlet malls, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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