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Top Broker Honoree: NKF’s Chris Mongeluzo

NKF Vice Chairman Chris Mongeluzo is recognized as one of the foremost real estate advisors to the New York City legal sector. Among his clients have been: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP’s; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

In 2019, Mongeluzo and his team represented Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in a 530,000-square-foot headquarters lease at Tishman Speyer’s under-construction The Spire. The transaction was one of the largest leases signed in the past 12 months.

Mongeluzo’s noteworthy 2019 deals extend beyond the legal sector, as exemplified by a 650,000-square-foot deal for EY at the upcoming 1 Manhattan West. In all, he completed more than $2 billion in leasing transactions during 2019.

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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).