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 (January 30, 2015)
Institutional investors hit returns of 11.82 percent on commercial real estate holdings in 2014, reports The Wall Street Journal. Starwood struck a $1.12 billion deal to buy a portfolio of suburban office properties from Duke Realty, according to Bloomberg. The Street reviews the imminent IPO of a first-ever utility REIT. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Will Crowdfunding Attract Private Investors to 3 WTC?
Any member of the general public can own a piece of 3 World Trade Center, an 80-story, 2.5 million-sq.-ft. office tower designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, for as little as $5,000 per increment, according to the New York Daily News.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 29, 2015)
Ivanhoe Cambridge bought a multifamily portfolio in San Francisco, reports IP Real Estate. Blackstone reported declines in its real estate business in the fourth quarter, according to The New York Times. H&M plans to open 400 stores in 2015, mostly in the U.S. and China, notes Chain Store Age. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 28, 2015)
RXR Realty is about to snap up New York’s 230 Park Avenue, for more than $1 billion, claims the New York Post. The Federal Reserve won’t confirm speculation it might postpone interest rate hike, according to MarketWatch. Tech retailers are helping class-A malls post record sales, reports The Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
The Rise of the 18-Hour City
One of the biggest findings of the 2014 PWC Real Estate Investor Survey has been the rise of “18-hour” cities, or second-tier cities, as opposed to the 24-hour gateways.
Top 5 Predictions for Fulfillment Centers in 2015
For the fulfillment center sub-sector in 2015, Matthew E. Galligan, president of CIT Real Estate Finance, a New York City-based financial holding company, predicts a year with many variables.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 22, 2015)
TruAmerica agreed to pay $482 million for a 2,669-unit California apartment portfolio, according to Bloomberg. Fortune listed the 10 shopping strips with the highest rents in the world. REIT ETFs continue to climb up, claims an article in ETF Trends. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 21, 2015)
Foreign investors are beginning to focus on real estate development, according to The Wall Street Journal. S&P is facing a year-long suspension from rating mortgage-backed securities, reports Bloomberg. The New York Times looks at the Family Dollar takeover battle. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Top 8 Predictions for Green CRE in 2015
Several green building trends emerged in 2014 that will shape commercial real estate in the United States in 2015.
Top 5 Predictions for Medical Office Real Estate in 2015 2
The “retailization” of healthcare will continue to increase this year, according to executives at Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based research firm that focuses on the medical real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 16, 2015)
New York City developers are building a record number of hotel rooms, reports the New York Post. Ivanhoe Cambridge and Callahan Capital are buying 1095 Avenue of the Americas for $2.2 billion, according to Bloomberg. The Street predicts that the U.S. housing market is on the way to recovery. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 15, 2015)
Blackstone’s Invitation Home is getting ready to market $513 million in rental-home securities, reports Bloomberg. The House of Representatives passed legislation easing some Dodd-Frank guidelines, according to The New York Times. Lending on retail properties skyrocketed in the first three quarters of 2014, notes Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 14, 2015)
President Obama signed TRIA renewal legislation, reports CBS News. CNBC warns that REIT stocks may have limited room for growth in 2015. At the same time, Forest City’s board of directors approved a plan to pursue REIT status, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Top 5 Predictions for the Self-Storage Sector in 2015
Aaron Swerdlin, executive managing director with NGKF capital markets, based in Houston, sees a strong year ahead for the self-storage sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 13, 2015)
BlackRock has launched an exchange-traded fund for U.S. real estate, reports The Wall Street Journal. Standard & Poor’s is close to reaching a settlement with the U.S. government over the case involving its rating of mortgage-backed securities prior to the subprime crisis, according to Bloomberg. Additional store closings could result in more CMBS delinquencies, warns CoStar. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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