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Connect CRE Now Certified as Minority Owned Business

Continuing a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that has been a part of its makeup since the beginning, Connect CRE has been certified by NMSDC, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, as a minority owned business. In addition to its ownership, the company’s team walks the walk: 50% women and 39% minority.

“We don’t just speak about supporting minority groups, we practice these beliefs every day,” says Connect founder, president and CEO Daniel Ceniceros. “With our accomplished, highly skilled, and diverse team, Connect breaks boundaries while always maintaining the highest level of service possible.”

The company strives to be a place of inclusion and acceptance where people feel that their voices and opinions can be heard.  It has established the following pillars as its guiding principles:

•    Foster a Place of Inclusion 

  • Encourage Diversity of Thought
  • Educate our Team 
  • Embrace our Differences
  • Cultivate Relationships with Clients and Vendors with Likeminded Goals
  • Lead by Example
  • Listen Actively

For other industry companies, working with Connect can confer dual benefits. Supporting a certified minority owned business, which for some large corporations counts toward corporate commitment quotas, occurs while receiving expert services tailored toward you.  If a company doesn’t have a formal DEI policy, Connect’s communications team can help develop one. 


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About Paul Bubny

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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