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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 (April 15, 2016)
Cornerstone lends Blackstone $335m to help fund a hotels portfolio, Commercial Property Executive reports. Bloomberg questions whether Gap has learned from past retail mistakes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 14, 2016)
Yahoo’s real estate is worth about $1 billion and could play a role in the company’s valuation, according to Variety. Next City looks at how real estate corruption leads to social injustice. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate: By the Numbers 2
A new report breaks down exactly how much money foreign investors in U.S. assets have spent, who was doing the spending and what they were spending it on in recent months.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 13, 2016)
Foreign-owned shell companies are major players in U.S. real estate, according to the Wall Street Journal. MarketWatch lists the best cities to grow older in regardless of income level. These highlights are among today's must reads from the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 12, 2016)
Goldman Sachs will pay $5.06 billion for misleading mortgage bond investors, reports Reuters. MarketWatch looks at the practice of flipping home mortgages. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 11, 2016)
The U.S. retail property market is recovering, but slowly, according to Commercial Property Executive. And a combined $504 billion in loans were originated in the commercial and multifamily markets for 2015, National Mortgage News reports. These are among today's must reads highlighted from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 8, 2016)
Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen said the Fed is on track to make rate hikes, Fortune reports. Love of EB-5 could wane if demand and higher intermediary fees make the option less affordable, according to The Real Deal. These highlights are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 7, 2016)
MetLife’s escape from the “too big to fail” title could lead to more real estate lending, argues Forbes. Fortune reports that Pacific Sunwear has filed for bankruptcy. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 6, 2016)
Investor sentiments for the year ahead are proving them more willing to spend this year, according to Chicago Agent Magazine. Meanwhile Urban Land reports that economists are looking more cautiously at performance this year. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
Net Lease Investors Show Greater Interest in Industrial Assets 1
Cap rates on transactions involving single tenant industrial assets dropped to an all-time low in the first quarter of 2016.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 5, 2016)
Macy’s hired Douglas Sesler as executive vice president of real estate in a sign it’s looking to get value out of its real estate holdings, reports MarketWatch. Crain’s New York Business looks at which developers might benefit from the redevelopment of New York’s Penn Station. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Higher CMBS Defaults Expected in 2016
Defaults on CMBS loans have been on a steady downward slope for the past five years, falling to an annual rate of 0.39 percent in 2015.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 4, 2016)
The U.S. office sector had a strong first quarter, reports the Wall Street Journal. In Los Angeles, rent-controlled apartment buildings are being demolished to make way for market-rate housing, according to the Los Angeles Times. These are some highlights from today's must reads from the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 1, 2016)
Marriott may be the winner in the Starwood bidding war as Anbang rescinds offer, NPR reports. New office floor plan trends garner mixed feelings, according to MarketWatch. These are among the must reads highlighted from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 31, 2016)
Banks are a safer investment than real estate right now, an article in the Wall Street Journal claims. Forbes looks at the properties behind its wealthiest real estate barons list. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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