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. 

GSA and VA Market: Reasonable But Irrational?
GSA and VA leasing and development deals are not only becoming rarer but are simultaneously being chased by an increasing number of players.
Jones Lang LaSalle Study Ties Cities’ Smart Grid Use to Economic Drivers for CRE Health
A new “Connected City” study by Jones Lang LaSalle reveals a correlation between municipal investment, application of smart grid technology and the three key economic indicators of the health of the commercial real estate industry: strong employment, GDP growth and positive office market occupancy.
What Will the Impact of the 2012 Presidential Election be on Commercial Real Estate?
Industry pros sound off on the upcoming presidential election and its potential effects on commercial real estate.
Still Bullish On Brazil
David Lynn talks about why he still has a bright outlook for Brazil.
Alliance Launches National Focus Green Program
Alliance Residential Company launched a program aimed at maximizing green initiatives across its more than 55,000 owned and managed units across the country. Director of Sustainability Kelly Vickers tells why.
Thornton Tomasetti Expands Green Capabilities with Acquisition of Fore Solutions
Thornton Tomasetti Principal and U.S. Green Building Council Faculty Member Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, talks about what the firm’s acquisition of Fore Solutions intensive expansion into sustainability means.
Moving Right Along: The Building of the Future Tours New York City 1
The Flock House Project is a collaborative investigation between artists, alternative energy experts, engineers, architects and designers of sustainability and the city of the future, and features four artist-inhabited industrially-fabricated houses made of recycled and found materials. NREI spoke with Jennie Lamensdorf, curator of the Francis J. Greenburger Collection at Time Equities Inc.’s Art-in-Buildings program, about the project and what it says about what’s to come.
RECs Offer Businesses Sustainability Support and Savings
More businesses are searching for options to support sustainability goals and initiatives, and one viable solution is through a company’s purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs).
Demographics, New Assumptions Drive Commercial Real Estate
A turning point has been reached in the economy and both demographics and the assumptions that traditionally drove the commercial real estate industry are shifting.
Retail Industry Is Optimistic, But Still Wary
Cautious optimism is the predominant mood at the 2012 ICSC RECon, underway at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Retail Industry Is Optimistic, But Still Wary
Cautious optimism is the predominant mood at the 2012 ICSC RECon, underway at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Going Greener: Major Real Estate Companies Align with the EPA
Cushman & Wakefield and SL Green have each signed memorandums of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency in attempts to bolster their green activities.
Brooklyn Multifamily Development Brings Passive House Certification to U.S.
Haus96 in Brooklyn will be the first multifamily building to meet the requirements of the Passive House Institute.
Tenants Favor LEED Office Space, CoStar Study Shows
From 2006 to 2009, for properties 50,000 sq. ft. and greater, the percentage of rentable building area in LEED-certified office space grew strongly.
Seniors Housing Occupancy Continues Modest Recovery
The seniors housing occupancy rate continued its gradual recovery in the first quarter of 2012, reports the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC).


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