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 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.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 6, 2015)
RXR Realty bought the Helmsley Building in New York City for $1.2 billion, reports Bloomberg. Host Hotels & Resorts is challenged by a portfolio of older properties, according to the Wall Street Journal. Commercial Observer looks at how guarantors in developments deals gone wrong hide cash in foreign properties. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 1, 2015)
General Motors will invest up to $5.4 billion to improve its U.S. factories, reports The Associated Press. Apple Hospitality REIT will go public, reveals Richmond BizSense. Sears has formed another joint venture, this time with Macerich Co., 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 (April 30, 2015)
China has topped the U.S. in investing in Australian real estate, according to Bloomberg. New York developer Jared Kushner says he's "very bullish" on Jersey City real estate, reports NJ.com. Hines acquired 75 acres in southwest Houston to develop a class-A, master-planned industrial business park, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 29, 2015)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts hired Lazard to explore strategic alternatives, reports the Wall Street Journal. Simon Property Group, Swire Properties and Whitman Family Development will develop a 500,000-sq.-ft. retail component at Miami’s Brickell City Centre, notes Commercial Property Executive. Colony Capital’s Thomas Barack Jr. talks to Bloomberg about the global real estate market. These are today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 28, 2015)
TIAA-CREF has taken full ownership of TIAA Henderson Real Estate, less than two years after announcing it would launch a fund management joint venture with Henderson Global Investors, reports IP & Real Estate. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering investing more than 3.3 billion reais ($1.1-billion) in Brazil, with distressed assets accounting for about two-thirds of the total, The Globe & Mail reveals. Seeking Alpha advises how to prepare for the next financial crisis. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 27, 2015)
Building and Land Technology acquired Atlanta's landmark office complex Concourse Corporate Center, plus a prime parcel of land, for $489 million from Regent Partners, Commercial Property Executive reports. Brooklyn's Barclays Center is completing the largest green roof ever put on a sports arena in the U.S., reveals the Wall Street Journal. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú is rapidly expanding his commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S., most recently with two iconic buildings in New York State and Detroit, notes Forbes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 24, 2015) 1
DTZ, which acquired Cassidy Turley in January, may be looking to buy Cushman & Wakefield for $2 billion, Commercial Property Executive reports. Business Insider names 25 retail companies that are revolutionizing the industry. Bentall Kennedy financed its acquisition of 757 Third Avenue with a $205 million loan with a term of 15 years from New York Life Real Estate Investors, according to Commercial Observer. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 23, 2015)
The Real Deal speculates on what the Chinese mega-developer Kaisa's default means to New York's real estate and finance industries. Brookfield Asset Management has bought Associated Estates Realty Corp. for $2.5 billion in cash, reports Commercial Property Executive. The Wall Street Journal reveals that investors are pouring more money into real-estate funds than ever since the downturn. These are among today's must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
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