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 (March 27, 2015)
Student housing properties are becoming more popular with investors, reports The Wall Street Journal. The strong dollar is leading U.S. buyers to look for commercial real estate assets in Europe, notes Bloomberg. Crain’s New York Business looks at Brookfield’s new malls at the World Financial Center. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 26, 2015)
Pacific Investment Management Co. is increasing its stake in U.S. single-family rental homes, Bloomberg reports. According to a New York Building Congress report released today, the city's multifamily building permits has steadily risen over the last five years, Commercial Observer reveals. Standard General LP's bid to save RadioShack from bankruptcy is being challenged, Wall Street Journal notes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Top 10 Medical Space Users
As the health care industry booms, so does interest in medical space office space. Revista Medical provides the top 10 users of medical office space in the U.S.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 25, 2015)
Non-traded REITs are having an image problem, reports The Wall Street Journal. Standard General won the bid for RadioShack assets, according to Bloomberg. TD Bank is expanding its commercial real estate lending in Florida, notes the Sun Sentinel. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 24, 2015)
Business Insider reveals the property asset class that's performed best so far during President Obama's six years in office. The Kushner brothers, Jared and Joshua, are teaming up to start a company that combines their expertises in commercial real estate and technology, reports the New York Times. And, according to Bloomberg, McDonald’s Corp. shares rose after hedge-fund manager Larry Robbins advised that the fast-food chain should convert to a REIT. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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.
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 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.
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.
For Foreign Investors, U.S. Assets Are Attractive and Challenging 1
The continuing influx of foreign money is not only creating competition for key assets, especially in the gateway markets, but is presenting new transactional challenges for foreign buyers, particularly when it comes to due diligence.
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 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.
9 Proposed Sports Stadiums
Sports stadiums can make or break a city's economy, so they are especially sought after during times of economic recovery. Here are eight of the most recent proposals for some of America's potentially biggest and most innovative stadiums to be up for approval, one of which was controversially taken off the table at press time.
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.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 9, 2015)
Simon offers to buy Macerich in a deal valued at $22.6 billion, reports Bloomberg. Insurers are increasingly using joint ventures to invest in real estate, according to Pensions & Investments. A 1.7-million-sq.-ft. mixed-use project may be coming to Brooklyn. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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