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 (June 23, 2015)
An affiliate of Lone Star Funds will buy Home Properties Inc. in a $7.6 billion transaction, reports Rochester Business Journal. Darden Restaurants is spinning some of its real estate assets into a REIT, notes the Wall Street Journal. Crain’s Chicago Business reveals that the Blackstone Group paid $11.4 million in taxes on its $1.3 billion acquisition of the Willis Tower. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 22, 2015)
Bloomberg looks at 18 U.S. cities that are forecast to have the fastest growing economies going forward. Fortress Investment Group closed a $1 billion opportunistic real estate fund, reports Pensions & Investments. Life Time Fitness is selling a portion of its real estate assets for $900 million, according to Star Tribune. These are the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
15 U.S. Markets with Highest Office Occupancy Costs
To make it easier to calculate what total office occupancy costs are in the world’s major office markets, CBRE has just published its semi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey, and here we take a look at the most expensive cities in the United States.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 19, 2015)
A partnership that includes Health Care REIT Inc. will buy Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. for $307.5 million, reports Bloomberg. Forbes looks at what will happen to commercial real estate investors after the Fed raises interest rates. Rent inflation continues to outpace general inflation, notes MarketWatch. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 18, 2015)
NAI Global Chief Economist Peter Linneman and CRE billionaire Sam Zell disagreed about the direction of the U.S. economy and the CRE market at the NAI Global Market Outlook in Chicago, Commercial Property Executive reports. Starbucks will close its 23 La Boulange retail bakery café stores by the end of September, Chain Store Age notes. Glenn Rufrano, former head of Cushman & Wakefield and now CEO of American Realty Capital Properties is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to restoring trust in the company, Crain’s New York Business reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 17, 2015)
Donald Trump announced he would be running for president, reports CNBC. AIG is looking for a an executive to manage $350 billion in investments, including CMBS bonds, notes Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal looks at the popularity of the self-storage sector. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
8 Best Markets for Industrial Real Estate
With Colliers International releasing its first quarter report on the North American industrial marketplace, we spoke with the firm’s National Director of the U.S. Industrial Group Dwight Hotchkiss to find out his recommendations.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 16, 2015)
Gap will close 175 stores in North America, reports The New York Times. Jonathan Pollack has joined the Blackstone Group as chief investment officer of its property debt unit, notes Bloomberg. Reuters reveals that Sun Life Financial will acquire the Bentall Kennedy Group for C$560 million. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 15, 2015)
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust is exploring a sale of some assets, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal asks whether there will be more mergers among U.S. home builders. Lidl has confirmed it’s entering the U.S. market, according to Supermarket News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 12, 2015)
Sam Zell is selling Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for a record-breaking $113 million, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. Real estate stocks are a leading indicator of real estate prices, notes MarketWatch. Bob Evans Farms plans to monetize its real estate, according to Bloomberg. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 11, 2015)
More than a dozen panelists at this year’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Council conference warned that another recession could hit the United States before 2020, Commercial Observer reports. The latest Commercial Property Executive 100 Quarterly Sentiment Survey identifies what’s behind the sustainable commercial real estate movement. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says commercial real estate is stagnating, CNN Money reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Store Opening Plans Jump Again
Giving credence to the theory that the retail sector may be strong enough to spur an interest rate hike in the near future, U.S. chain retailers upped their store opening plans both month-over-month and year-over-year in May.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 10, 2015)
The Carlyle Group may add real estate to its investment product offerings, reports Bloomberg. Macy’s may be seriously considering capitalizing on its real estate assets, notes The Street. David and Simon Reuben closed a deal to pay $800 million to the lenders on the Plaza Hotel in New York and some additional hotel properties, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: “The Liar’s Ball”
New York real estate mogul Harry Macklowe and the country’s top commercial real estate milieu are about to become immortalized on the big screen.
8 Markets with Biggest Office Construction Pipelines
As commercial developers ramp up their construction pipelines, some markets are seeing more building cranes than others.
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