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 Rise of the 18-Hour City
One of the biggest findings of the 2014 PWC Real Estate Investor Survey has been the rise of “18-hour” cities, or second-tier cities, as opposed to the 24-hour gateways.
Top 5 Predictions for Fulfillment Centers in 2015
For the fulfillment center sub-sector in 2015, Matthew E. Galligan, president of CIT Real Estate Finance, a New York City-based financial holding company, predicts a year with many variables.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 22, 2015)
TruAmerica agreed to pay $482 million for a 2,669-unit California apartment portfolio, according to Bloomberg. Fortune listed the 10 shopping strips with the highest rents in the world. REIT ETFs continue to climb up, claims an article in ETF Trends. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 21, 2015)
Foreign investors are beginning to focus on real estate development, according to The Wall Street Journal. S&P is facing a year-long suspension from rating mortgage-backed securities, reports Bloomberg. The New York Times looks at the Family Dollar takeover battle. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Top 8 Predictions for Green CRE in 2015
Several green building trends emerged in 2014 that will shape commercial real estate in the United States in 2015.
Top 5 Predictions for Medical Office Real Estate in 2015 2
The “retailization” of healthcare will continue to increase this year, according to executives at Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based research firm that focuses on the medical real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 16, 2015)
New York City developers are building a record number of hotel rooms, reports the New York Post. Ivanhoe Cambridge and Callahan Capital are buying 1095 Avenue of the Americas for $2.2 billion, according to Bloomberg. The Street predicts that the U.S. housing market is on the way to recovery. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 15, 2015)
Blackstone’s Invitation Home is getting ready to market $513 million in rental-home securities, reports Bloomberg. The House of Representatives passed legislation easing some Dodd-Frank guidelines, according to The New York Times. Lending on retail properties skyrocketed in the first three quarters of 2014, notes Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 14, 2015)
President Obama signed TRIA renewal legislation, reports CBS News. CNBC warns that REIT stocks may have limited room for growth in 2015. At the same time, Forest City’s board of directors approved a plan to pursue REIT status, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Top 5 Predictions for the Self-Storage Sector in 2015
Aaron Swerdlin, executive managing director with NGKF capital markets, based in Houston, sees a strong year ahead for the self-storage sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 13, 2015)
BlackRock has launched an exchange-traded fund for U.S. real estate, reports The Wall Street Journal. Standard & Poor’s is close to reaching a settlement with the U.S. government over the case involving its rating of mortgage-backed securities prior to the subprime crisis, according to Bloomberg. Additional store closings could result in more CMBS delinquencies, warns CoStar. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Top 5 Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2015
In the year ahead, demand for multifamily properties in urban areas and in the affordable housing sector will continue increasing, while appetite for luxury condos may slow down, predicts Byron Carlock, Jr., U.S real estate practice leader with consulting firm PwC.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 12, 2015)
Clarion Partners and MHP Real Estate Services closed on a $470 million acquisition of 180 Maiden Lane, reports Commercial Property Executive. Sahara India Pariwar, the owner of The Plaza hotel, has mortgaged it and two other properties for $1.05 billion to help pay bail for founder Subrata Roy, claims Bloomberg Businessweek. Real estate finance professionals are concerned about risky underwriting and lowered appraisal standards, according to Commercial Observer. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
For Industrial Sector, 2015 Will Bring Further Resurgence 3
Production, development and rents are up, and on the whole, the sector is poised to continue its resurgence.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 9, 2015) 1
The Senate approved a six-year extension for TRIA, a day after legislation passed through the House, reports The Hill. KKR hired a team of former Rialto Capital Management executives to help it invest in real estate debt, according to Bloomberg. Zara parent Inditex agreed to pay a record $20,000 per sq. ft. for a retail condo in New York’s Soho neighborhood, reveals The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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