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The team of Chris Borges and Paulo Santos has joined Avison Young's New Jersey office to focus on business development

Avison Young Hires Team of Borgese and Santos in NJ Office 

Avison Young has hired Chris Borgese and Paulo Santos as VPs in the Morristown, NJ office, where they will focus on business development. Having forged the relationships behind some of New Jersey’s landmark commercial real estate transactions, the two have worked as a team for more than 10 years, most recently as VPs at JLL. 

“Paulo and Chris have earned a stellar reputation for bringing commercial real estate solutions to the challenges confronting New Jersey’s leading employers, landlords and tenants,” said Jeffrey Heller, managing director of Avison Young’s New Jersey office.  

Borgese and Santos worked together at Real Estate Strategies Corp. before joining JLL as a business development team in 2015. They have been instrumental in developing relationships for providing commercial real estate services to major brands including Brother International Corp., Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., Hunter Douglas, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Schindler Elevator Corp. and Sharp Corp. 

Pictured at top: Chris Borgese. Below: Paulo Santos.


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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 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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