Avison Young has hired industrial specialists Adam Haefner and Brian Colson, with a mandate to grow the firm’s industrial brokerage practice group across Chicagoland. They will be based in the company’s suburban Chicago office in Rosemont, IL.
Haefner (pictured above) will lead a team focused on representing landlords in the I-55, I-355 and I-80 submarkets. Colson will focus on the O’Hare and West Suburban submarkets.
Haefner and Colson bring 40 years’ combined commercial real estate brokerage experience to Avison Young. Most recently, Haefner was a director of brokerage services with Darwin Realty, and Colson (at right) was an EVP with NAI Hiffman. Also joining Avison Young from Darwin Realty are Haefner’s teammates Zeke Rowan and Martin Mikaitis.
“Adam and Brian will play instrumental roles in leading and expanding our rapidly-growing industrial brokerage practice in suburban Chicago and across the region,” said Danny Nikitas, principal and managing director of Avison Young’s Chicago region.
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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