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Cresa Adds Kathryn Ditmars as General Counsel, Chief HR Officer

Kathryn “Ryndy” Ditmars has joined Cresa as general counsel and chief human resources officer, based in Chicago. She will lead talent and risk management strategies to support the firm’s growth.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ryndy to our team,” said CEO Tod Lickerman. “Her people and business-minded focus and vast experience will be extremely valuable to Cresa on our growth journey. I look forward to working with her to achieve our goal to be the top home for talent and clients in our industry.”
Ditmars was most recently a managing director – Americas at JLL. She spent the majority of her 20-plus-year career with JLL, serving in a variety of legal and business roles including Americas general counsel, global litigation director, chief counsel for Latin America, ethics officer and chief employment and litigation counsel.


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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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