Principal and managing director of Cooper Carry’s New York office
Leads the firm’s growth in the Northeast
Led the hiring process as Cooper Carry’s New York office doubled its employee headcount
Alex Lopatynsky, AIA is principal and managing director of the architecture and design firm Cooper Carry’s New York office. In this role, she leads the firm’s growth in the Northeast and applies her more than 30 years of architecture experience to oversee creative and complex projects that span multiple building types and design disciplines.
Lopatynsky’s scope of expertise is broad, with a demonstrated history of designing viable hospitality, mixed-use and retail destinations as well as corporate and educational environments. She pulls from her varied design background and applies an inventive approach that leads to the creation of spaces that are not only beautiful, but also serve as destinations that bring people together and benefit communities — emblematic of the firm’s goal of connecting people to place.
With Lopatynsky’s leadership, Cooper Carry has directed the design of several projects both in the New York area and nationally in a variety of commercial real estate sectors. One of the firm’s latest projects is the redesign of the Eldred Preserve, a 600-acre resort located in the hamlet of Eldred, just two hours north of New York City. The Eldred Preserve is set to emerge as the preeminent hospitality space in the Catskills, with the destination specifically tailored to hosting weddings and other special events.
Over the past three years, Cooper Carry’s New York office has doubled its employee headcount. Lopatysnky led the hiring process, strategically recruiting a diverse workforce with varied experience and strengths to help support the firm’s multiple design focuses.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Lopatynsky as one of the New York 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).