Susan Piperato

Susan
Piperato
Managing Editor, NREI and Waste360; Editor, Green Real Estate Strategies

Susan Piperato has been covering commercial real estate for the past seven years, having spent five years with ScheinMedia before joining NREI in 2011. Previously, she was a book and magazine editor and freelance writer in New York City, New York's Hudson Valley and Melbourne, Australia. She has written for a wide variety of publications about sustainability, design, culture and the arts. She specializes in all aspects of green building and design and green investment. 

Articles
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Jul. 27, 2015)
The housing rebound hasn’t fueled new condo construction, reports the Wall Street Journal. American Apparel is in dire financial straits and may be looking at bankruptcy, according to the New York Post. Miami Herald looks at the city’s commercial real estate market in the 21st century. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 24, 2105)
MetLife provided $505 million in refinancing for an Orlando hotel portfolio, reports Bloomberg. Hudson’s Bay chairman Richard Baker recommends other retail chain follow Hudson’s real estate strategy, notes the Wall Street Journal. New York City REIT buys Troy’s Bank of America building, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 23, 2015)
The economy of Orange County, Calif., is in rapid expansion, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hedge fund Bridgewater has done an about-face on China, on which it has been consistently bullish, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times reveals new views of the design for 2 World Trade Center, the final building overlooking the site of the Twin Towers. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 22, 2015)
Gaming & Leisure strikes deal to buy Pinnacle Entertainment’s real estate for $4.75 billion in an all-share deal, reports Bloomberg. CNBC looks at how data center REITs are gaining ground. Investors are willing to pay top dollar for Los Angeles apartment buildings, according to 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 (July 21, 2015)
In New Jersey, the demand for industrial space is rising, according to NJ.com. Stop & Shop is looking to buy 11 of bankrupt A&P’s stores in New York City for $146 million, reports Crain’s New York Business. Baby boomers and Millennials are in tough competition for rental apartments, Bloomberg reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
KeyBank Takes Affordable Housing Lending National
KeyBank is banking on affordable housing as a major future revenue driver. In May, Robert Likes was appointed as national manager of KeyBank’s Community Development Lending and Investment (CDL) platform. His mission is to take the company’s CDL platform national.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 20, 2015)
Fortune warns that Macy’s could face unintended consequences if it goes ahead with a real estate spin-off. Ares Management is close to acquiring Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, reports Bloomberg. A&P has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and may be closing stores, according to 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 (July 17, 2015)
Exurbs once thought of as dead are experiencing new growth, reports Bloomberg. Blackstone’s Jonathan Gray says the real estate boom is far from over, according to CNBC. Starbucks is opening up locations in low-income areas, notes Fortune. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Baby, It’s Cold Inside! Why Do Property Managers Waste So Much Energy on Air-Conditioning?
Many commercial real estate brokers and building managers claim their tenants demand “chilling capacity” in their lease agreements.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (July 16, 2015)
Business Insider reveals two previously unremarked and surprising investments in Bill Ackman’s portfolio: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Thor Equities is bidding on SL Green’s 609 Fifth Avenue, Commercial Observer reports. Bloomberg notes that Macy’s stocks jumped after activist investor Starboard Value said the department store chain’s stock would be worth $125 per share if its real estate were better capitalized. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Hyperlocal Crowdfunding Lowers Risks for Investors
Crowdfunding is steadily gaining a foothold within the commercial real estate investment landscape. Last week, SaundersDailey, a Minneapolis-St. Paul-based online investment marketplace, made its debut. SaundersDailey is a co-invested fund that draws heavily on local expertise.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 15, 2015)
Lennar Corp. plans to develop multifamily properties in 25 U.S. markets through a newly formed joint venture, reports Bloomberg. Hotel operator Standard International made its first acquisition with a 51 percent stake in a Texas-based property company, notes the Wall Street Journal. The Building Energy Exchange has provided figures on how long it would take New York’s multifamily landlords to recoup investments in energy efficiency projects, reveals Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (July 14, 2015)
Seeking Alpha examines the arrival of farming REITs on the financial scene. World Property News explores the ways in which technology is reshaping commercial industry on a global scale. The Real Estate Roundtable releases a new study on the impact of 1031 like-kind exchanges, reports Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 13, 2015)
Janet Yellen insists there will be an interest rate hike in 2015, notes CNBC. The Blackstone Group is selling 1,300 single-family homes in Atlanta because they don’t fit its portfolio strategy, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal looks at Carlton Group’s new foray into real estate crowdfunding. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 10, 2015)
NBC News looks at how troubles in the Chinese stock market might impact U.S. real estate. Reuters warns against a “knee-jerk” REIT stock selloff. Brooklyn’s Navy Yard might see more than 5 million sq. ft. in new commercial development, reports Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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