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. 

13 Haunted Industrial Venues
The industrial sector may be making a comeback, but according to several ghost-hunter websites, so are many deceased folks who occupied these factories and warehouses when they were living. Haunted industrial sites can be found across the country, some of which are closed but many of which are still in operation. Here are, arguably, 13 of the most frightening.
13 Haunted Office Buildings
You may think your job's a nightmare, but however bad it may be, it's nothing compared to the experience of people who work in haunted office buildings. Upset by renovations or even too much or not enough employee turnover, ghosts have been reported at office buildings throughout the country. Just in time for Halloween, here are 13 of them.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 27, 2014)
Tourism is expected to generate 25 percent of One World Trade Center's revenues, The Real Deal reports. Corporate America has begun to spend again for the first time since the recession, The Financial Times reveals. As the holiday retail season approaches, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are suffering delays, according to Bloomberg. And a joint venture of American Real Estate Partners and Investcorp has acquired Canal Center, a four-building, 540,000-sq.-ft. Class-A office complex in the D.C. metro area for $176 million, Commercial Property Executive reveals. These stories are among today's must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
Green from Green: Public Parks Increase CRE Value
Open spaces in urban areas not only improve communities but can add billions of dollars to adjacent commercial real estate properties, agreed panelists at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Fall Meeting, being held this week at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Two recent examples are New York’s Bryant Park and Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park.
Foreign Investment in U.S. Market to Top 2013 Levels, Reaching $50B, Predicts JLL 1
Foreign institutional investors are spending heavily on U.S. assets this year, revealed JLL’s global capital markets experts at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) fall meeting, currently underway at New York’s Javits Center. In fact, the inflow of foreign capital is so strong that JLL is raising its predictions on foreign investment into the United States for 2014, and is now forecasting nearly $50 billion, up from $38.7 billion in 2013.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 21, 2014)
A shareholder is pressuring PREIT to put itself up for sale, according to Bloomberg. Bensinga looks at the recent performance of private equity firms by zeroing in on the Blackstone Group. New York City Mayor rejects the call for $1 billion in tax incentives for JPMorgan’s new headquarters, reports Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
13 Haunted Retail Venues
If you thought ghosts only haunt old houses, think again. Plenty of them make for some pretty spooky shopping, and not only in October.
World's 10 Fastest Growing Cities
There are more than 25 cities in the world today with populations of over 10 million, according to a recent study by the United Nations Population Division, World Economic Forum. Here, we present the top 10, ranked according to total population predicted for 2025 rather than by percentage of growth.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 3, 2014) 
The U.S. apartment sector registered an increase in vacancies for the first time in five years, according to Bloomberg. World Property Channel published a list of the top 10 U.S. markets for investment in residential rentals, courtesy of RealtyTrac. Switzerland-based Partners Group broke the record for the largest fund dedicated to real estate secondaries, reports Commercial Property Executive. These are among the must reads for the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 2, 2014) 
The Durst Organization is investing $1.5 billion in a development at Hallets Point in New York City, reports Commercial Property Executive. Lone Star Funds is raising $1 billion to buy bonds backed by loans to borrowers with troubled credit histories and first-time homebuyers with high student debt, according to Bloomberg. U.K. REITs are shopping for U.S. malls, reports The Independent. These are among the must reads for the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 1, 2014) 
American Realty Capital Properties agreed to sell Cole Capital to RCS Capital Corp. for approximately $700 million, reports Bloomberg. U.S. REITs reported their worst quarterly results in a year, due to expectations of rising interest rates, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sabra Health Care REIT bought a 21-property portfolio of independent living facilities, reports Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 30, 2014) 
In spite of risk, mortgage REITs offer higher than average yields in the current market, argues The Street. Forbes looks into best markets for real estate investment in 2015. Private equity firms may find it harder to swallow publicly traded companies going forward, according to The Australian. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
Top 10 Drivers of Industrial Real Estate Development 2
But growing a business is more complicated than ever due to a number of factors. So, what’s driving industrial real estate development? We’ve examined the second quarter reports of six leading commercial real estate services firms to find out.
13 'Ghost Malls' from Around the World
With Halloween fast on its way, we're presenting 13 "dead malls," each one of them creepy, spooky, mysterious and/or kooky. Have you got a story about a dead mall not mentioned here? Send it our way!
Are These 12 Enormous, Sci-Fi-Style Green Buildings In Our Future? 1

Tomorrowland is fast approaching. Here, we look at some of the world's most radically imaginative green buildings either under construction or still on the drawing board. 

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