Avison Young Promotes Harry Klaff to U.S. President
Harry Klaff will transition to the role of U.S. President at Avison Young, succeeding Juan Bueno, who is leaving the firm for a new opportunity. He will continue to operate out of Washington, DC, overseeing the firm’s U.S. markets and leading its 2,000-plus employees.
“Harry has been an integral part of Avison Young’s team for nearly three years and I’m excited to see him transition into the role of U.S. president,” said Mark E. Rose, chair and CEO of Avison Young. “He has made significant strides in bolstering our reach and offerings in the occupier, owner, and investor spaces, and his depth of experience – specifically in client-facing roles – will allow him to provide invaluable support to our teams as we work to continue creating real value for clients.”
Since joining Avison Young in October of 2020 as president of clients, Klaff has led the firm’s client engagement platform, leveraging its collaborative culture to build connectivity across service lines.
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).