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. 

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 3, 2015)
Ex-CBRE CEO Brett White, now at DTZ, declares war on his former company, The Real Deal reports. Seeking Alpha takes a closer look at SoulCycle’s IPO. The very success of Times Square is behind its current problems, including aggressive panhandling and public nudity, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Most Wanted Office Amenities

Office amenities are a hot commodity, according to Colliers International Group Inc. While the focus, in the wake of the Great Recession, has been on keeping costs down and delivering low bottom lines to tenants, that’s giving way to differentiation through quality, making a building brand essential currency in today’s marketplace.

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 2, 2015)
Construction emerged as the strongest sector of U.S. economy in the second quarter, according to MarketWatch. Bill Gross worries the Federal Reserve has waited too long to raise interest rates, reports Bloomberg. Fortune looks at Apple stores’ new design. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 1, 2015)
China’s rate cut and falling stock market will continue to affect its real estate industry, according to a new report by CBRE, notes World Property Journal. Los Angeles’ empty, century-old Herald Examiner building will be converted to mixed use, reports the Los Angeles Times. Manhattan’s first crowdfunded real estate project is about to open, reveals Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 28, 2015)
Restaurant chain Subway is slowing its new store growth, according to Bloomberg. The U.S. GDP grew more than previously thought in the second quarter, reports MarketWatch. Wealthmanagement.com looks at the best U.S. cities for retirees. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 27, 2015)
A Hong Kong developer is investing in New York co-working company NeueHouse, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fed should not raise interest rates yet, Los Angeles Times columnist Joseph Stiglitz suggests. The oil slump is hitting hard at Houston’s residential market, Houston Business Journal notes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 26, 2015)
The Blackstone Group appointed Eli Khouri as head of its Equity Office unit, reports Bloomberg. Japanese firm Unizo Holdings agreed to buy 370 Lexington Avenue in New York City for $247 million, according to Crain’s New York Business. The Street discusses what’s better—a stock market bubble or a real estate bubble. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 25, 2015)
Commercial Property Executive names the top cities for multifamily rental housing. Sycamore Partners is acquiring Southern department store chain Belk for approximately $2.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. In the wake of volatility on Wall Street, Barclays Bank predicts that the Fed will not raise interest rates until next March, reveals CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 24, 2015)
Commercial real estate brokerages suffer stock setbacks as the market seems to be cooling off, reports Bloomberg. Crain’s New York Business looks at the history of Hudson Yards, set to be the largest private real estate development in the country when it’s completed. The New York Times profiles an internet mortgage provider that specializes in mega-loans. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
7 Things You Need to Know About Micro-Housing Investment
Micro-housing is hot, as it fits with national trends toward more renters who rent for longer periods of time, and a lower supply of affordable housing across the country. But is micro-housing a safe enough bet for investors or a fleeting trend?
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 21, 2015)
Westfield Corp. is planning an $800 million makeover of Century City mall in its fight against encroaching online retailing, the Los Angeles Times reports. In Manhattan, two developers are charging $1 million a year for a single parking space, according to Crain’s New York Business. Walgreen’s is opening 25 new retail health clinics throughout Washington and Oregon, Forbes notes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 20, 2015)
New York City-based developer iStar plans a multibillion-dollar mixed-use redevelopment for Asbury Park, N.J. reports Commercial Property Executive. American Eagle plans to take a slice of Victoria's Secret's pie with a new line of wholesome undergarments, and so far it's working, Forbes reveals. Is the private equity exit boom over yet? Probably not, speculates The Street. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 19, 2015)
A $1 billion condominium project is planned by Ceruzzi Properties and Chinese partner SMI USA, The Real Deal notes. CNBC reports on the cities where multifamily construction is hottest. Shipping growth is slowing at East Coast ports in the wake of the West Coast labor issues earlier this year, 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 (August 18, 2015)
New Orleans is seeing a surge of redevelopment, following restored confidence in its flood control system, Reuters reports. The JBG Cos. may be considering selling off a major portion of its portfolio or rolling assets into a publicly-traded REIT, notes Washington Business Journal. An Italian developer is looking for a partner with at least $100 million for a waterfront office complex project in Brooklyn, 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 (August 17, 2015)
The Real Deal suggests that in Brooklyn's currently hot market, even lesser properties' upper floors are looking ripe for development. Chain Store Age reports that Jeff Bezos refuted the New York Times' Sunday expose of Amazon.com's abusive culture in an internal memo. With Q2 reports out and a new CEO taking J.C. Penney's helm, the retail chain appears to be making a comeback, according to Forbes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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