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. 

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6 Women CEOs in Commercial Real Estate 1
The club of women who have managed to break the glass ceiling in business is extremely small. And yet, within the industry, women CEOS are reshaping cities, working across both public and private sectors. Here, we list the top six women CEOs.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 6, 2015)
RXR Realty bought the Helmsley Building in New York City for $1.2 billion, reports Bloomberg. Host Hotels & Resorts is challenged by a portfolio of older properties, according to the Wall Street Journal. Commercial Observer looks at how guarantors in developments deals gone wrong hide cash in foreign properties. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 1, 2015)
General Motors will invest up to $5.4 billion to improve its U.S. factories, reports The Associated Press. Apple Hospitality REIT will go public, reveals Richmond BizSense. Sears has formed another joint venture, this time with Macerich Co., according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 30, 2015)
China has topped the U.S. in investing in Australian real estate, according to Bloomberg. New York developer Jared Kushner says he's "very bullish" on Jersey City real estate, reports NJ.com. Hines acquired 75 acres in southwest Houston to develop a class-A, master-planned industrial business park, 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 (April 29, 2015)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts hired Lazard to explore strategic alternatives, reports the Wall Street Journal. Simon Property Group, Swire Properties and Whitman Family Development will develop a 500,000-sq.-ft. retail component at Miami’s Brickell City Centre, notes Commercial Property Executive. Colony Capital’s Thomas Barack Jr. talks to Bloomberg about the global real estate market. These are today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 28, 2015)
TIAA-CREF has taken full ownership of TIAA Henderson Real Estate, less than two years after announcing it would launch a fund management joint venture with Henderson Global Investors, reports IP & Real Estate. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering investing more than 3.3 billion reais ($1.1-billion) in Brazil, with distressed assets accounting for about two-thirds of the total, The Globe & Mail reveals. Seeking Alpha advises how to prepare for the next financial crisis. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 27, 2015)
Building and Land Technology acquired Atlanta's landmark office complex Concourse Corporate Center, plus a prime parcel of land, for $489 million from Regent Partners, Commercial Property Executive reports. Brooklyn's Barclays Center is completing the largest green roof ever put on a sports arena in the U.S., reveals the Wall Street Journal. Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú is rapidly expanding his commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S., most recently with two iconic buildings in New York State and Detroit, notes Forbes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 24, 2015) 1
DTZ, which acquired Cassidy Turley in January, may be looking to buy Cushman & Wakefield for $2 billion, Commercial Property Executive reports. Business Insider names 25 retail companies that are revolutionizing the industry. Bentall Kennedy financed its acquisition of 757 Third Avenue with a $205 million loan with a term of 15 years from New York Life Real Estate Investors, according to Commercial Observer. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 23, 2015)
The Real Deal speculates on what the Chinese mega-developer Kaisa's default means to New York's real estate and finance industries. Brookfield Asset Management has bought Associated Estates Realty Corp. for $2.5 billion in cash, reports Commercial Property Executive. The Wall Street Journal reveals that investors are pouring more money into real-estate funds than ever since the downturn. These are among today's must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
Investors Favor U.S. Hotels Development in Los Angeles and New York
With new development no longer on hold due to a renewed flow of equity capital and low-cost debt financing, the hotel market is revving up across the country. Meanwhile, yields are being compressed, and investors are favoring new development. NREI spoke with Joshua Emory, a principal with Primrose Capital in Miami, about how the U.S. hotel capital markets are faring.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 22, 2015)
A $1.7 billion privately financed stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders was approved by Carson City in California, the Los Angeles Times reports. Target's latest designer collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer is such a success that it's simultaneously infuriated customers and boosted sales, according to Business Insider. The major players in the U.S. single-family home sector plan to raise rents by up to 5.7 percent this year as they shift focus from buying properties to boosting their bottom lines, reveals Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Ventas CEO Debra Cafaro Tells What’s Behind the Ardent Buyout
After health care REIT Ventas Inc. acquired hospital company Ardent Medical Services Inc. and an affiliate for $1.75 billion in cash earlier this month, Ventas’ shares jumped to $76.90, the highest they’ve been since October 2011. NREI spoke with Ventas CEO Cafaro about what was behind the deal and what Ventas hopes to gain from it.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 21, 2015)
Target's hasty exit from Canada has left scores of empty retail space among shopping centers there, the New York Times reports. Chicago has become the fastest-growing city for tech companies and tech jobs, topping even Silicon Valley, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Blackstone Group LP and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. are said to be among bidders for $7 billion in Australian real estate being sold by Morgan Stanley’s Investa Property Group, Bloomberg reveals. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 20, 2015)
Jeff Sutton has acquired the Crown Building, 730 Fifth Avenue, for $1.78 billion from General Growth Properties, Commercial Observer reveals. MGM Resorts International board member Jonathan Litt criticized the casino company for overbuilding, Bloomberg reports. Thanks to downtown Brooklyn's resurgence, a movement is growing to make the borough a college town, according to Crain's New York Business. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 17, 2015)
Starwood Hotels is faltering in its stock performance, reports Bloomberg. Blackstone negotiated its deal for General Electric’s real estate in three weeks’ time, reveals The Real Deal. Hines broke ground on a new office complex in San Mateo, Calif., according to Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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