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Ben Bischmann Bridge Industrial Chicago

Ben Bischmann Joins Bridge Industrial as First SVP of National Operations

Ben Bischmann has joined Bridge Industrial’s corporate team as its first-ever SVP of national operations and asset management. He’ll report to Bridge’s executive team in Chicago and will oversee day-to-day property management for the Chicago region, the company’s largest regional portfolio  

“Ben is an exciting addition to the Bridge team, and his presence strengthens our proven reputation as a superior, vertically-integrated real estate operator and investment manager in the industrial market,” said Steve Groetsema, COO and Partner at Bridge Industrial. “  

Bischmann previously served as EVP of industrial property management at JLL. As part of the role, he managed the growth of the Midwest region’s portfolio of 69 million square feet; served as the national client relationship lead for a portfolio of over 180 properties across 20 markets; and assisted in the development, institution and management of operational and investment strategies. 


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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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