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
Top 5 Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2015
In the year ahead, demand for multifamily properties in urban areas and in the affordable housing sector will continue increasing, while appetite for luxury condos may slow down, predicts Byron Carlock, Jr., U.S real estate practice leader with consulting firm PwC.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 12, 2015)
Clarion Partners and MHP Real Estate Services closed on a $470 million acquisition of 180 Maiden Lane, reports Commercial Property Executive. Sahara India Pariwar, the owner of The Plaza hotel, has mortgaged it and two other properties for $1.05 billion to help pay bail for founder Subrata Roy, claims Bloomberg Businessweek. Real estate finance professionals are concerned about risky underwriting and lowered appraisal standards, according to Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
For Industrial Sector, 2015 Will Bring Further Resurgence 3
Production, development and rents are up, and on the whole, the sector is poised to continue its resurgence.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 9, 2015)
The Senate approved a six-year extension for TRIA, a day after legislation passed through the House, reports The Hill. KKR hired a team of former Rialto Capital Management executives to help it invest in real estate debt, according to Bloomberg. Zara parent Inditex agreed to pay a record $20,000 per sq. ft. for a retail condo in New York’s Soho neighborhood, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Real Estate Costs Part of Wet Seal’s Burden
This year’s first retail casualty may be teen fashion chain The Wet Seal, which announced on Jan. 7 that it is closing 338 of its 528 stores.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 8, 2015)
Tech companies are the main tenants at the new World Trade Center, according to Bloomberg. Fortune reports that Dick’s Sporting Goods is holding talks about a potential buyout. JC Penney will close 40 stores this year, reveals CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 7, 2015)
More U.S. REITs could become takeover targets as activist investors step into the game, reports Bloomberg. A New York Landmarks Committee could derail Howard Hughes Corp.’s project at South Street Seaport, according to The Real Deal. A historic site near the Berlin Wall will soon become a one-million-sq.-ft. mall, notes an article in 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 (January 6, 2015)
Thor Residential purchased the Caiola family's multifamily portfolio for $800 million, according to The Real Deal. Coach agreed to pay $574 million for shoe seller Stuart Weitzman, reports The New York Times. The office REITs will have a good year in 2015, predicts CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Rent-Burdened Nation: Housing Expert Discusses Affordable Housing Crisis
Veteran housing and urban policy writer Andre F. Shashaty is also president of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a San Francisco–based nonprofit education and advocacy group focused on the social, economic and environmental sustainability of American cities.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 5, 2015)
Bloomberg predicts the Federal Reserve will raise the benchmark interest rate around mid-year 2015. The Washington Post finds reasons for optimism in local commercial real estate market. CNBC looks at five U.S. tech hubs that have gone unnoticed. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 22, 2104)
In order to relieve its debt load, Caesars Entertainment Corp. will acquire its affiliate Caesars Acquisition Co. in a stock deal, reports Bloomberg. Jason Kalisman, CEO of Morgans Hotel Group, and investor Ron Burkle are feuding over the sale of two of the company’s hotels, according to the New York Post. Forest City has re-hired the construction crew to finish Brooklyn’s residential modular tower, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 18, 2014)
Darden Restaurants is exploring options for capitalizing on its real estate, reports Orlando Business Journal. Moody’s downgraded the stock of American Realty Capital Properties to junk status, according to Commercial Property Executive. MarketWatch reports multifamily rents rose at the fastest pace in six years this November. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
American Apparel: Sticky Changeover?
Yesterday, American Apparel officially terminated its CEO and founder Dov Charney and replaced him with veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider. But that may not be the end of the beleaguered Los Angeles–based company’s woes.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 17, 2014)
The U.S. Senate failed to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which will expire at the end of December, reports The Real Deal. Manulife Asset Management and Allianz struck an agreement to co-invest up to $1 billion in U.S. real estate assets, according to Commercial Property Executive. The commercial real estate industry is ripe for disruption in 2015, claims an article in Forbes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 16, 2014)
Bloomberg reports that InterContinental Hotels will pay $430 million for Kimton Hotels & Restaurants. Kimco has acquired the remaining interest in a 39-property retail portfolio it owned in a joint venture with a Blackstone subsidiary, according to Commercial Property Executive. Multifamily building sales in New York City reached more than $1 billion in volume in October, claims The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
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