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 (April 16, 2015)
United Health Group subsidiary Optum has purchased U.S. retail clinic company MedExpress, reports Yahoo! Finance News. Baby boomer investors are exchanging multifamily ownership for net lease retail, according to CoStar News. REIT mergers are expected to accelerate as activism increases, notes Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 15, 2015)
Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to open up to 150 stores in the next three years, according to Chain Store Age. Gaming and Leisure Properties raised its bid for Pinnacle Entertainment, reports the Wall Street Journal. Aldi is a growing threat to U.S. grocery chains, 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 14, 2015)
Canada's Ivanhoé Cambridge has partnered with Blackstone Property Partners Asia to make its first direct-investment in Australia with a 25 percent share in a Sydney office building, reports Reuters. Zacks names three "impressive" mutual funds to consider adding to your portfolio. Washington, D.C.'s Union Station reveals a grand development plan, according to the New York Times. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real industry.
BioMed CEO Talks About How Locations Drive Innovation
The biotech and life sciences sectors are booming, and an increasing number of innovation districts, hubs and campuses are being created across the country. We spoke with Alan Gold, chairman, president and CEO of BioMed Realty Trust, to find out how these industries are shaping the commercial real estate landscape.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 13, 2015)
Bloomberg looks at how commercial real estate prices have risen. Urban Land Institute expects good growth for the real estate industry in 2015 and 2016, reports National Mortgage News. The Walton family is selling $15.6 billion’s worth of Wal-Mart shares, according to Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 10, 2015)
General Electric is selling most of its real estate to the Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo in a $23 billion deal, reports Reuters. Walgreens plans to close 200 stores, reveals Chicago Tribune. Fannie Mae disclosed the details on its non-performing mortgage sale, according to 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 (April 9, 2015)
The owners of a big Chicago office tower are trying a new approach: splitting it in two, selling the land beneath the building separately from the building itself, Crain's Chicago Business reports. Fortune predicts that there won't be an interest hike until after this coming summer. Manhattan office leasing is down as more companies are priced out of the city, according to Bloomberg. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 8, 2015)
Chinese life insurers China Life and Ping An are making their first equity investment in U.S. real estate with a stake in a Boston Seaport District project, reports Bloomberg. Commercial property values have risen 14 percent above their previous cycle peak, notes the Wall Street Journal. U.S. office space rents rose at the fastest pace in a decade in the first quarter, according to Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 7, 2015)
An increasing number of foreign investors are investigating Africa for real estate development, reports AFK Insider. Marcus & Millichap has doubled its office space in New York City with a 10-year deal for its new headquarters at the Sapir Organization’s 260 Madison Avenue, according to The Real Deal. Cuba's next "revolution" will be in real estate development, notes World Property Journal. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 6, 2015)
Ventas agreed to buy Arden Medical Services for $1.75 billion, with plans for a new REIT spin-off, reports Bloomberg. Private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital is beginning to develop on-campus mixed-use projects, notes the Wall Street Journal. Retailer Party City is planning an IPO, according to Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Apr. 3, 2015)
Sovereign wealth funds have curbed their investment in the first quarter because of falling oil prices, reports Reuters. SEC has dropped its investigation of Inland American, notes Crain’s Chicago Business. U.S. News & World Report looks at the best and worst markets for property taxes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Suburbs With Highest Office Rents
According to Colliers International, as of the closing of the fourth quarter in 2014, asking rents at class-A suburban office parks generally lagged their class-A urban office counterparts by roughly $15 PSF to $20 PSF.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 2, 2015)
An "Asian Whole Foods" is planned for Chinatown on Chicago's South Side, reports Crain's Chicago Business. World Property Journal notes that Manhattan's office vacancy rates are on the rise, according to a new study by JLL. Communication Sales & Leasing Inc. seeks $3.65 billion in financing as it’s spun off from Windstream Holdings Inc. and progresses toward becoming a publicly traded REIT, reveals Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Skanska’s New CEO Reflects On Development and Construction’s Future 1
The future looks bright for development and construction, especially in the infrastructure, health care and education sectors, says Skanska USA’s new president and CEO, Rich Cavallaro.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 1, 2015)
Sears Holdings hopes to raise $2.5 billion by offering shareholders shares in its upcoming REIT, reports The New York Times. Simon Property Group withdrew its bid for Macerich, according to Bloomberg. Reading International aims to unlock the value in its Manhattan-based movie theaters, notes Seeking Alpha. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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