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
Six Places in the U.S. That Are Tough on Development
The ease with which a developer can move from vacant land or empty building to a whole new property varies from one location to another, depending on a particular place's economy, location, regulation and, well, quirks.
Swig and Project Frog Partner to Create Tech-Savvy, Sustainable Office Space

An unusual landlord/tenant pilot partnership is underway between The Swig Co., a Bay Area commercial real estate investor and operator, and Project Frog, a maker of technologically-advanced component buildings. The two firms have partnered to turn what set out to be a straightforward retrofit office project into a showcase for technologically advanced design and sustainable building in downtown San Francisco.

Telling It Like It Is: 11 CRE Sustainability Managers Talk About Their Work 
NREI held a roundtable phone discussion with 11 commercial real estate professionals who work on incorporating sustainability into the management of their companies’ portfolios.
10 Pieces of Legislation That Could Impact Commercial Real Estate
The 113th Congress has many pieces of legislation before it which, if passed, could impact the commercial real estate industry, mostly in very significant and positive ways.
Commercial Real Estate Embraces Recycling
Today, Earth Day 2014, let's celebrate the recycling efforts of some of the top real estate and development firms, namely: JLL, Cassidy Turley, The Rockefeller Group, SL Green, Simon Property Group, Forest City Enterprises, CBRE and Bernards.
New York City’s Hudson Yards Project to Be ‘Urban Informatics’ Experiment 
New York City’s Hudson Yards project has been designated as the United States’ first “quantified community.” Hudson Yards is a 28-acre mixed-use development currently being built over old rail yards along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side.
Real Estate in the Movies: New York Apartments Edition
Nothing says New York City like an apartment. And, in turn, there's no renter in America who's ever gone out in search of an apartment without having film images of New York apartments in mind—both coveted spaces and others the likes of which must be avoided at all costs—making multifamily the most storied commercial real estate sector there is. From the plethora of films set in New York City in which multifamily shares top billing, we've chosen our favorite 10, complete with the actual addresses of their film locations. Enjoy!
10 Trends Transforming the Hotel Sector

As the next generation of travelers, Millennials will become the hospitality industry’s core customer within the next 10 years. For Millennials, interaction and experience are the prime reasons for traveling. They want the most novel and the most luxurious accommodation and service they can find, and they want it fast and reasonably priced. And whatever a Millennial’s opinion is, it’ll be shared through social media faster than it takes to call the concierge.

The 1 Percent Is At It Again  1
Home Depot Co-founder Ken Langone is the latest billionaire to compare populist views on income inequality to Hitler’s treatment of the Jews.
Would Frank Lloyd Wright Embrace Cargo Container Construction? His Architect Grandson Says Yes  1
If the cargo container construction industry needs sanctioning, it has it now in Eric Lloyd Wright—iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson.
10 Green U.S. Industrial Sites
We highlight what are, arguably, 10 of the most impressive green industrial facilities in the United States, some of which are LEED certified, others of which are not LEED certified but are using innovative practices, and many of which are the first of their types.
Ground Zero Mosque Developer to Rebuild Midtown Synagogue 
Sharif El-Gamal, the developer whose proposal in 2011 to build Park51, a $100 million Islamic mosque and community center near the World Trade Center, ignited a national controversy, now plans to build a mixed-use tower in Midtown Manhattan.
Top 10 Highest-Paid REIT CEOs

 

In just a few months, the names of the top highest-paid REIT CEOs of 2013 will be released by SNL Financial. Of the top 20 highest-paid REIT CEOs in 2011, 14 remained in the top 20 in 2012, and John Kilroy Jr. of Kilroy Realty Corp. moved up to the No. 1 spot in 2012 from the No. 17 spot in 2011. Will Kilroy retain first place? Or will another CEO rocket to the top?
18 Movies Starring Hotels
Hotels featured in movies are often characters in their own right—whether they are warm and welcoming or creepy and inhospitable. Regardless, they make quite valuable properties onscreen, and without them many movies wouldn't even exist.
Sam Zell Sticks Up for the '1 Percent'  8
In the era of "income inequality," it isn't only workers, the unemployed and the poor who are feeling oppressed. Some of the rich are feeling it too.Tom Perkins, Sam Zell and Stewart Rahr have claimed they feel victimized by the 99 percent.

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