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
The Greening of Leasing
“Green leasing” is becoming more common, with many major commercial property owners and managers embracing the concept—and being recognized for it.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 1, 2015)
Calpers will sell $3 billion’s worth of real estate from its portfolio, reveals Bloomberg. MarketWatch argues the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in September. The U.S. office market is coming back from the downturn at a slow pace, notes 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 (June 30, 2015)
Office space in Chicago is becoming scarcer, according to a CBRE survey, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. The New York Post reveals that bricks-and-mortar retail spaces are shrinking. So far in 2015, REITs have raised $17.1 billion of capital through the sale of unsecured notes, notes Urban Land. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Affordable Housing REIT’s Mission Is to Ensure Economic Vitality
Joseph F. Reilly, Community Development Trust's president and CEO, talks about how the REIT has performed since its founding, and what he expects for the affordable housing industry in the future.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 29, 2015)
Ashford Hospitality is selling 23 select-service hotels, reports Bloomberg. Seeking Alpha predicts healthy growth for Wynn Resorts in the long-term. Economists point to low levels of home equity and not enough new product as reasons for the housing shortage, reveals the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
M&A Activity, Popularity of Transitional Care Drive New Trends in Seniors Housing
With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the seniors housing sector is hot. NREI spoke with Josh Rosen, senior vice president and team leader at Capital One, based in Chicago, about the state of the seniors housing industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 19, 2015)
A partnership that includes Health Care REIT Inc. will buy Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. for $307.5 million, reports Bloomberg. Forbes looks at what will happen to commercial real estate investors after the Fed raises interest rates. Rent inflation continues to outpace general inflation, notes MarketWatch. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
How Do CRE Building Owners Cope With California’s Drought? 1
With California facing one of the state’s most severe droughts on record, a State of Emergency was declared last January by Governor Jerry Brown. How much of an impact are the water restrictions having on commercial property operation and management?
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 18, 2015)
NAI Global Chief Economist Peter Linneman and CRE billionaire Sam Zell disagreed about the direction of the U.S. economy and the CRE market at the NAI Global Market Outlook in Chicago, Commercial Property Executive reports. Starbucks will close its 23 La Boulange retail bakery café stores by the end of September, Chain Store Age notes. Glenn Rufrano, former head of Cushman & Wakefield and now CEO of American Realty Capital Properties is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to restoring trust in the company, Crain’s New York Business reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 16, 2015)
Gap will close 175 stores in North America, reports The New York Times. Jonathan Pollack has joined the Blackstone Group as chief investment officer of its property debt unit, notes Bloomberg. Reuters reveals that Sun Life Financial will acquire the Bentall Kennedy Group for C$560 million. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Auction.com Targets Chinese Investors 3
Juwai.com, a Chinese international property portal, and Auction.com, a U.S.-based online real estate marketplace, formed a partnership last month to bring American commercial real estate auctions to investors from China.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 15, 2015)
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust is exploring a sale of some assets, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal asks whether there will be more mergers among U.S. home builders. Lidl has confirmed it’s entering the U.S. market, according to Supermarket News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 12, 2015)
Sam Zell is selling Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for a record-breaking $113 million, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. Real estate stocks are a leading indicator of real estate prices, notes MarketWatch. Bob Evans Farms plans to monetize its real estate, according to Bloomberg. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Twitter’s 11 U.S. Offices
As major global tech companies like Google and Facebook gobble up office buildings and plan new construction, Twitter is bucking the trend by continuing to lease office space, albeit in the coolest new buildings around.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 11, 2015)
More than a dozen panelists at this year’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Council conference warned that another recession could hit the United States before 2020, Commercial Observer reports. The latest Commercial Property Executive 100 Quarterly Sentiment Survey identifies what’s behind the sustainable commercial real estate movement. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says commercial real estate is stagnating, CNN Money reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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