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 (March 23, 2015)
Freddie Mac put $1 billion in non-performing home loans on the market, reports Bloomberg. Starbucks will open 3,500 new stores across the Americas, according to Chain Store Age. Crain’s Chicago Business looks into General Growth Properties’ strategy. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
8 Most Common Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make
To help our readers identify which pitfalls they should look out for, we asked a few brokers and consultants to talk about the most common mistakes they see.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 20, 2015)
SL Green Realty Corp. and JPMorgan Chase are exploring a joint venture deal to finance one of New York City's most expensive residential development sites ever, reports Crain's New York Business. Commercial Observer reveals that Savills Studley will acquire management consulting firm KLG Advisors. And Simon Property Group Inc. raised its unsolicited takeover bid for rival mall owner Macerich Co. to about $16.8 billion, 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 (March 19, 2015)
Marc Faber predicts the Fed won’t raise interest rates at all this year, reports CNBC. The owners of Houston’s Galleria mall prepaid $821 million in CMBS debt, according to Commercial Observer. Comcast has agreed to occupy the office tower at The Braves’ mixed-use complex in Cobb County, reveals The Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Fed Meeting Indicates Rates Could Rise, But Maybe Not in June
Counting on further improvement in the job market and rising inflation, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee indicated it was moving closer to raising interest rates this year, though the changes likely won’t come for a few months.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 18, 2015)
Macerich rejected Simon’s buyout bid, and took measures to protect itself from a hostile takeover, reports The Wall Street Journal. Seeking Alpha performed a March Madness countdown for shopping center REITs. Toys ‘R’ Us is leaving its flagship, 110,000-sq.-ft. location in Times Square, according to Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 17, 2015)
Amazon.com Inc. is moving into one of Toronto’s newest skyscrapers, according to Bloomberg. The McKinsey Global Institute holds a conference in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss affordable housing issues in the age of urbanization, reports MGI Insights. And one Brooklyn neighborhood, unlike the rest of the borough, is seeking development featuring tall buildings, notes Crain's New York. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
CRE Prices Climb Higher, Led by Industrial Assets
Commercial property values continued to climb up in the first two months of the year, according to commercial property price indices (CPPIs) from Moody’s/RCA and Green Street Advisors.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 16, 2015)
The Blackstone Group struck an agreement to buy the Willis Tower, reports Bloomberg. MetLife Real Estate Investors to invest $500 million in commercial real estate loans, according to Commercial Property Executive. Leonard Green & Partners and TPG are buying Life Time Fitness, notes Business Insider. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 13, 2015)
Panelists at a CREFC Summit are optimistic about upcoming loan maturities, reports Commercial Observer. Big banks, from Deutsche Bank to HSBC, are looking for more office space in Manhattan, notes Bloomberg. It’s taking sellers fewer days than in 2013 to sell their properties, according to the Real Estate Journals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Chain Retailers’ Store Opening Plans Remain Healthy, RBC Report Shows
It seems that in spite of a recent spate of bad news from some mid-market retailers, the retail sector overall continues on a stable course, according to the March “National Retailer Demand Monthly” report from RBC Capital Markets.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 12, 2015)
L.L. Bean will triple its domestic stores by 2020, reports ABC News. French real estate investors are flocking to New York City, according to the Commercial Observer. And Bloomberg reveals the secret owner of the MetLife building. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Most Coveted Office Buildings 4
Another day, another major skyscraper coming up for sale, as Bloomberg reports that Seattle’s Columbia Center may be going on the block. This news and the Willis Tower coming up for sale made us wonder what other buildings around the country would get the same amount of interest.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 11, 2014)
American Realty Capital Properties appointed Glenn Rufrano as CEO, reports The Wall Street Journal. Seattle’s tallest office tower, Columbia Center, is about to hit the market reveals Bloomberg. Forbes predicts massive store closings in 2015. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 10, 2015)
American Realty Capital's board of directors has been advised to resign by shareholder Twin Securities Inc., according to Bloomberg. Brooklyn's Industry City revealed a $1 billion redevelopment plan, reports Crain's New York. According to a new report from CBRE Research, lower oil prices will impact the Houston commercial real estate market, reveals World Property Channel. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
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