The Chicago office of London-based 90 North Real Estate Partners has promoted Martin Ahern to VP – investments and Jay Pacelli to VP – transactions. Dan Cooper, head of North American operations for 90 North, said Ahern and Pacelli are “contributing greatly” on the company’s path toward “acquiring and managing assets that will help us achieve the objectives we’ve established” for the firm and its partners.
Previously with Tandem Development Group, Ahern joined 90 North as an associate VP in 2014. He has 10 years’ experience on the acquisition/disposition side, as well as in leasing and development.
Pacelli, who joined in 2015, focuses on the legal and transactional aspects of identifying, analyzing, structuring, financing, closing, managing and profitably exiting investments. He previously worked for Cohen Financial.
90 North’s North American strategy targets office, industrial, senior living and student housing properties in the $50-million to $200-million range.
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).
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