Chicago-based investment firm Blue Vista Capital Management has hired Brandon Honey as SVP of capital markets. Based in Blue Vista’s River North offices, Honey will be responsible for executing debt capital markets strategies and sourcing debt for the firm’s middle market and student housing investment products.
Previously, Honey was VP of capital markets at Green Courte Partners, where he sourced, closed and managed financing for Green Courte’s real estate investments. Before that, he spent seven years in various commercial real estate lending roles at Wells Fargo in the U.S. and Canada.
“We are excited to have Brandon join our team in a newly-created role that is specifically focused on Capital Markets for our real estate equity strategies.” said Robert Byron, chairman and co-CEO of Blue Vista. “Brandon’s real estate background and wealth of experience will serve to enhance our capital markets strategies across our various investment products.”
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).