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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, 2017)
American contractors are readying for major infrastructure spending promised by President-elect Donald Trump, with construction firms admitting they plan to hire more workers this year, CNBC reports. J.C. Penney’s CEO says he is examining department store chains’ locations to determine how many to close this year, according to Fortune. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 12, 2017)
Fortune looks at how Trump will disentangle himself from his assets. MarketWatch lists the best cities for jobseekers. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 11, 2017)
Aéropostale “has risen like a Pheonix,” Chain Store Age reports, and will reopen more than 500 U.S. stores. The Street releases insights into rules that value investors should keep in mind to ensure that real estate purchases will generate returns. 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 (January 10, 2017)
The Carlyle Group is raising $5 billion for a new real estate fund, Bloomberg reports. Demand for industrial real estate will soon slow, predicts Forbes. 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 (January 9, 2017)
The Limited has announced it will close all 250 of its stores, but has not released a timeline for doing so, Fortune reports. Thanks to an impending wave of new supply, 2017 may be increasingly marked by renter concessions in all boroughs of the city, according to The New York Times. 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 (January 6, 2017)
Strong jobs and wage growth could result in the Federal Reserve taking quicker action to raise interest rates, according to MarketWatch. Media outlets report on malls' efforts to stem what The New York Times calls a "slow bleed" of department store closings. 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 (January 5, 2017)
Federal Reserve expects faster economic growth over the next few years, according to The New York Times. Amazon and Forever 21 are in the running to buy bankrupt American Apparel, reports Reuters. 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 (January 4, 2017)
As developers push more condominium units onto the market this year, renting in Miami should become cheaper, according to Miami Herald. Crain's Chicago Business reports on whether a new Trump administration will hinder privatized affordable housing in the city. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 3, 2017)
U.S. construction spending reached a new high in November, reports Reuters. There will be more store closings in 2017, promises USA Today. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 23, 2016)
Walgreens' acquisition of Rite Aid is expected to close in early 2017, Chain Store Age reports. The U.S. Department of Justice has settled with Deutsche Bank for its mortgage securities dealings, reaching agreement for $7.2 billion, about half of the amount originally sought, according to The Real Deal. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 22, 2016)
Tech companies are leaving big cities for more affordable small towns, reports Fortune. Donald Trump is discussing a loan restructuring with Deutsche Bank, in a potential conflict of interest, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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.
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