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
How Secure Are American Malls in the Wake of al-Shabaab’s Threat?
Security has been heightened at the Mall of America in the wake of a video posted by Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab last Saturday, asking Western Muslims to “answer the call” of jihad by attacking “American- and Jewish-owned” shopping malls.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 23, 2015)
Terrorist group Al-Shabaab has called for attacks on Western malls, including the Mall of America, according to CNN. New Residential Investment Corp. agreed to pay $1.3 billion for Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd., reports Bloomberg. The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay has secured $680 million in funding, 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 (February 20, 2015)
The Lightstone Group is committing $2 billion to buying and developing hotel projects, reports Bloomberg. High apartment rents are spreading to smaller cities, according to CNBC. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is buying the new Edition hotel at 5 Madison Avenue, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Colliers' Post-Split Plan: Get Bigger to Get Better
We spoke with Colliers International Global President and CEO Doug Frye to find out more about Colliers’ plans for the future.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 19, 2015)
Anbang Insurance Group bought 717 Fifth Avenue from Blackstone for an undisclosed sum, reports Crain’s New York Business. Seeking Alpha looks at forces that may bring about the next real estate crash. Clinton Group Inc. and Campus Evolution Villages may be looking to take over student housing REIT Campus Crest Communities, according to 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 (February 18, 2015)
Silver Bay agreed to buy 2,460 single-family homes from The American Home for $263 million, reports Bloomberg. Apartment REITs could be facing the end of their outstanding returns run, notes The Wall Street Journal. This year will likely see a lot of office skyscrapers trading in downtown Dallas, predicts Dallas Business Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 17, 2015)
National Storage Affiliate plans a $100 million IPO, reports Inside Self-Storage. The Wall Street Journal reveals that Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen has resigned from his post. Downtown Dallas saw more office leasing in 2014 than at any time since the 1980s, according to The Dallas Morning News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
7 Biggest Outlet Centers to Open in 2015
Americans love bargains just as much as they love luxury. That explains why the retail industry is seeing both outlet centers and luxury shopping facilities thrive even while traditional malls are struggling. Here, we present the seven largest outlet centers set to open in 2015.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 13, 2015)
CMBS delinquencies are on the decline, reports REIT.com. Forbes lists five cities likely to become the next Silicon Alley. The upcoming sale of the AON Center in Chicago could fetch $650 million, estimates 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 (February 12, 2015)
Blackstone purchased a 50 percent stake in a six-building New York office portfolio valued at $4 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal. Prologis agreed to pay $820 million for Morris Realty’s portfolio of warehouse, retail and land assets, according to StreetInsider.com. Colliers International is splitting off from Canadian parent FirstService Corp., notes Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 11, 2015)
Hilton Worldwide has struck a $1.76 billion deal for five hotels in Florida and San Francisco, reports Bloomberg. A Chinese real estate firm bought a development site in San Francisco for $296 million, according to Commercial Property Executive. Target’s Canadian landlords wants the chain to enter full bankruptcy there, reveals Chain Store Age. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 10, 2015)
Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans to spin off a time-share REIT, reports The New York Times. Investor Corvex Management wants American Realty Capital Properties to dismiss its board of directors, according to Bloomberg. Real estate fund managers claim an interest rate hike will be only a short-term challenge for REITs, notes The Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Commercial Construction Activity Rising in 2015, Says AIA 3
According to the latest American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Consensus Construction Forecast, conducted in December, the national building activity level for non-residential real estate is climbing. We spoke with AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker to find out what’s behind the AIA’s prognosis.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 9, 2015)
U.S. REIT stocks fell hard after the new jobs report increased belief the Fed will raise interest rates by the summer, reports Bloomberg. The CMBS market may be facing some challenges, according to the Commercial Observer. Business Insider lists the more than 1,700 RadioShack stores that will close by March 31. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 6, 2015)
An activist investor is urging Brookdale Senior Living to spin off a REIT, reports Bloomberg. Norway’s Norges Bank has purchased a minority stake in 11 Times Square, according to The Real Deal. A joint venture of Princeton Holdings and the Bluestone Group has bought a four-building office portfolio for $250 million, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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