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. 

“A Rich Mine of Best Practices” for Sustainability 
CBRE is not only the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, it’s also vying to be the industry leader in sustainability. NREI spoke with CBRE LEED AP David L. Pogue, CBRE’s global director of sustainability, based in San Jose, Calif., about how the steps the company is taking in that direction.
10 Disrupters: Benchmarking Believer 
The work of real estate economist Nils Kok can be summed up in two words: Sustainability pays.
Bringing Benchmarking to the C-Suite: A Talk With Nils Kok
Nils Kok, a world-renowned environmental economist, talks about the impact of benchmarking on investors and the commercial real estate industry.
The Future Promise of Sustainable Urban Design 
Michael A. von Hausen talks about his new book, Dynamic Urban Design, and why sustainable design and planning is vital to ensuring better quality of life around the world and the future of our planet.
BOMA Bay Area Earth Awards Celebrate Green Building
In the race to become America's greenest city, the recent announcement of the 2013 BOMA Bay Area Earth Awards offered further proof that San Francisco is far ahead of the rest of the country.
Beyond IF, Deep Into HOW: Realcomm/IBCon 2013 Presents the Smart Building Technology Revolution
Realcomm/IBcon 2013 presents the latest innovations and research in smart building technology.
Grow Along With NREI at Green Real Estate Strategies
NREI’s Green Real Estate Strategies newsletter promises to explore each facet of sustainability and green real estate investment.
When Will Sustainability Matter to Investors as Much as Location and Quality?
Some owners and developers are starting to focus on amassing green portfolios. But when will sustainability become as standard a criterion as location and quality in U.S. investors’ acquisitions?
2013 Building Energy Summit Promises Tools for Change
The 2013 Building Energy Summit, to be held on March 26 in Washington, D.C., promises to address both the challenges and the opportunities associated with energy-efficient management and operation of commercial buildings.
First Independent LEED Hotel Brand Gets $1B Funding Plan
M1T Partners recently finalized a preliminary round of funding for Adoba Eco Hotel, the first independent hotel chain to design, build and convert fully LEED-certified hotels. M1T’s $75 million investment is the first round of financing of a five-year, $1 billion plan to expand Adoba on a national basis.
First Shipping Container-Construction Multifamily Building Breaks Ground in U.S.
Three Squared Inc. breaks ground on Rosa Parks condos, built from retired shipping containers, the first U.S. building of its type, in Detroit.
Doing Well, Doing Good—and Doing Green
Can real estate development be sustainable, socially responsible and still remain highly profitable? For Los Angeles real estate developer and investor Scott Chaplan, the answer is a resounding yes.
Brokering in a Broken Landscape
Since the hurricane hit, brokers based in both New York and New Jersey have been soldiering on despite disruptions in power, Internet, phone, transportation and project timetables.
Individual Investors Feel Pressure from Institutions in Net Lease Space
Traditionally, the net lease market has been dominated by small investors, but increasingly, institutional players like hedge funds, pension funds and REITs also are investing in the space.
Are Traditional Grocers in Trouble? Three Innovative Chains Say Yes
Although the traditional grocer used to be an anchor store, that situation is rapidly changing,


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