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 (February 27, 2015)
The MetLife Building has secured a $1.4 billion loan from Bank of America and Wells Fargo, reports Bloomberg. Barnes & Noble will split itself into two firms, including one that will focus on education and college books, according to Fox Business. Sears plans to split 300 of its best properties into a REIT by late spring, reveals Dow Jones Newswires. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 26, 2015)
Sears Holdings Corp. said that its plan to sell and lease back some stores may raise more than $2 billion, reports Bloomberg. Forest City Enterprises aims to sell or shed a handful of properties—including most of its Cleveland buildings—to prepare to become a REIT, according to Cleveland.com. Private equity firms like Blackstone are taking a more sedate approach with big clients, signifying that the industry is moving away from its former free-wheeling spirit, notes the New York Times. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 25, 2015)
Cushman & Wakefield is going up for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal. Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay will form two real estate joint ventures in the U.S. and Canada, according to Reuters. Hines and Novak Bros. are developing The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, Texas, 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 (February 24, 2015)
Inman looks at challenges facing real estate crowdfunding. Pacific Business News reports that Japanese investors have been the top buyers of Hawaiian properties in 2014. An activist shareholder is urging TravelCenters of America to spin off its real estate, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
How Secure Are American Malls in the Wake of al-Shabaab’s Threat?
Security has been heightened at the Mall of America in the wake of a video posted by Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab last Saturday, asking Western Muslims to “answer the call” of jihad by attacking “American- and Jewish-owned” shopping malls.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 23, 2015)
Terrorist group Al-Shabaab has called for attacks on Western malls, including the Mall of America, according to CNN. New Residential Investment Corp. agreed to pay $1.3 billion for Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd., reports Bloomberg. The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay has secured $680 million in funding, notes 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 (February 20, 2015)
The Lightstone Group is committing $2 billion to buying and developing hotel projects, reports Bloomberg. High apartment rents are spreading to smaller cities, according to CNBC. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is buying the new Edition hotel at 5 Madison Avenue, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Colliers' Post-Split Plan: Get Bigger to Get Better
We spoke with Colliers International Global President and CEO Doug Frye to find out more about Colliers’ plans for the future.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 19, 2015)
Anbang Insurance Group bought 717 Fifth Avenue from Blackstone for an undisclosed sum, reports Crain’s New York Business. Seeking Alpha looks at forces that may bring about the next real estate crash. Clinton Group Inc. and Campus Evolution Villages may be looking to take over student housing REIT Campus Crest Communities, according to 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 (February 18, 2015)
Silver Bay agreed to buy 2,460 single-family homes from The American Home for $263 million, reports Bloomberg. Apartment REITs could be facing the end of their outstanding returns run, notes The Wall Street Journal. This year will likely see a lot of office skyscrapers trading in downtown Dallas, predicts Dallas Business Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 17, 2015)
National Storage Affiliate plans a $100 million IPO, reports Inside Self-Storage. The Wall Street Journal reveals that Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen has resigned from his post. Downtown Dallas saw more office leasing in 2014 than at any time since the 1980s, according to The Dallas Morning News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
7 Biggest Outlet Centers to Open in 2015
Americans love bargains just as much as they love luxury. That explains why the retail industry is seeing both outlet centers and luxury shopping facilities thrive even while traditional malls are struggling. Here, we present the seven largest outlet centers set to open in 2015.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 13, 2015)
CMBS delinquencies are on the decline, reports REIT.com. Forbes lists five cities likely to become the next Silicon Alley. The upcoming sale of the AON Center in Chicago could fetch $650 million, estimates Crain’s Chicago Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 12, 2015)
Blackstone purchased a 50 percent stake in a six-building New York office portfolio valued at $4 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal. Prologis agreed to pay $820 million for Morris Realty’s portfolio of warehouse, retail and land assets, according to StreetInsider.com. Colliers International is splitting off from Canadian parent FirstService Corp., notes Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 11, 2015)
Hilton Worldwide has struck a $1.76 billion deal for five hotels in Florida and San Francisco, reports Bloomberg. A Chinese real estate firm bought a development site in San Francisco for $296 million, according to Commercial Property Executive. Target’s Canadian landlords wants the chain to enter full bankruptcy there, reveals Chain Store Age. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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