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Aquila Launches COVID-19 Resource Center

Aquila Commercial launched its COVID-19 Austin Real Estate Resource Center. The goal of the resource center is to provide answers for the commercial real estate industry and tenants in Austin.

“We’ve received positive feedback from our clients about these resources,” said Aquila principal Kristi Svec Simmons. “Whether they’re in need of rent relief or not, tenants want to know what their options are. We’ve been glad to be able to be a resource for them through this uncertain time.”

The resource center is updated two to three times a week. Initial content focused on answering tenant’s questions about rent relief options and the impact of local ordinances on construction projects.

As the market shifts its focus from immediate relief to long-term strategy, the resources have begun addressing broader topics. Aquila is also including ways to help the Austin community, featuring articles on how to support both local businesses and nonprofits.

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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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