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 (May 26, 2015)
The controversial plan for One Vanderbilt, near New York City's Grand Central Terminal, is expected to be approved tomorrow, reports the New York Post. The New Yorker surmises that the increasing number of shuttered storefronts in the West Village is due to high-rent blight. The Motley Fool names Wal-Mart as the most hated retail company in America. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 22, 2105)
CNN Money asks whether the perfect moment to invest in real estate has passed. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO Ronald Mock talks to Bloomberg about the plan’s investment strategy. Dollar Tree is about to sell 330 Family Dollar stores, reports Supermarket News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Demand Is Rising for CRE Loans
With the commercial real estate industry being increasingly described as buoyant, how much competition is there for loans? To find out, we turned to Walker & Dunlop, a national firm specializing in providing customized financing solutions to owners and operators of U.S. commercial real estate properties.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 21, 2015)
Commercial Observer considers the possibility of a future "Silicon Bowery" in Lower Manhattan. Fortune compares the turnarounds of Walmart and Target, and finds Target in the lead. In Chicago, the health care arm of MB Real Estate paid $160 million for 10 medical office buildings, reports Crain's Chicago Business. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Turnaround Artistry: North American Properties’ New Atlantic Station
NREI talked with North American Properties' Managing Partner Mark Toro about the transformation of mixed-use property Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 20, 2015)
Goldman Sachs is selling nearly 150 U.S. hotels for $1.73 billion, Bloomberg reports. Two CRE dynasties, the LeFraks of New York and the Soffers of Florida, are teaming up for a 183-acre development in Miami, reveals the Wall Street Journal. Seeking Alpha explores the benefits of investing in mREITs. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 19, 2015)
Brooklyn Heights' Montague Street may become the retail equivalent of Soho’s Spring Street, Crain’s New York Business suggests. Ascena Retail agreed to buy Ann Inc., owner of Ann Taylor and Loft, for $2.15 billion, reports Chain Store Age. In one of New York City’s all-time biggest real estate transactions, SL Green agreed to buy 11 Madison Avenue for $2.29 billion, Bloomberg reveals. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 18, 2015)
Malls still matter, according to a JLL survey published in Chain Store Age. Forbes lists five reasons why the commercial real estate market should remain buoyant. McDonalds is marketing 2 billion in euro bonds, reports Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2015)
Kushner Cos. has agreed to buy the retail condominium at the former New York Times building, reports Commercial Property Executive. Nordstrom and Amazon have strikingly similar strategies, reveals Fortune. Apple undertakes a green initiative, setting an example for other large companies, notes the Los Angeles Times. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 14, 2015)
Management schools are building up their real estate portfolios, reports Business Because. A study by the NRDC finds that energy efficiency measures in multifamily can create benefits of up to $3.50 per $1 invested for renters, landlords, utilities and regulators, notes Blue Green Alliance. Chicago has approved a proposed landmark district in the Fulton-Randolph area of the West Loop, despite strong opposition from many property owners in the neighborhood, according to 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 (May 13, 2015)
Foreign investors continue to pour money into U.S. commercial assets, notes Bloomberg. Commercial Property Executive looks at the potential impact of the Cushman/DTZ merger on the brokerage industry. Ceiling height becomes a major selling point for warehouse developers, reports 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 (May 12, 2015)
New York-based private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is looking to move to Hudson Yards, according to Commercial Observer. Start-up companies are appearing in mutual funds portfolios, and may be in bubble territory, reveals the New York Times. President Obama officially announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built on Chicago’s South Side, reports 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 (May 8, 2015)
Whole Foods negotiating leases for a new concept focused on millennials, reveals the New York Post. A Chinese developer plans to build a $500 million mixed-use complex in Anaheim, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times. RXR Realty took out a $785 million acquisition loan with AIG to finance its purchase of the Helmsley Building, notes Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (May 7, 2015)
Jared Kushner is turning a Williamsburg rental building, formerly a Wild Turkey distributor, into a $414 million condominium complex, reports The Real Deal. The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate has fallen to the lowest in almost eight years, according to Bloomberg. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is preparing to enter the Canadian marketplace next year, and has announced its first three store locations there, reveals Chain Store Age. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
6 Women CEOs in Commercial Real Estate 1
The club of women who have managed to break the glass ceiling in business is extremely small. And yet, within the industry, women CEOS are reshaping cities, working across both public and private sectors. Here, we list the top six women CEOs.
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