Clear Height Properties (CHP) has named 20-year veteran R. Todd Barthel its CFO. He will oversee CHP’s current portfolio of 42 properties, totaling approximately three million square feet.
Before joining the CHP team, Barthel was the director of accounting for Expansive, a flex-office real estate investment and management firm in Chicago, where he was responsible for the firm’s quarterly investor reporting, as well as all aspects of its audit, tax and treasury responsibilities.
Prior to Expansive, Barthel was chief accounting officer at Trilogy Real Estate Group, an award-winning national multifamily and commercial real estate group based in River North. There, he provided leadership in audit, tax, treasury, investor reporting and property accounting.
He has previously worked at LaSalle Investment Management, Ernst & Young and RSM McGladrey.
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).