2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Draper and Kramer Adds SVP to Oversee Loan Servicing
Draper and Kramer has named Suzanne Weiss as SVP, commercial mortgage servicing, for its Commercial Finance Group. An industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ experience in commercial finance, Weiss will oversee a group of five other servicers and have primary responsibility for servicing Draper and Kramer’s $3.5-billion commercial loan portfolio.
“As a former client of our Commercial Finance Group, Suzanne understands what differentiates our services – a perspective that will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business in Chicago and nationally,” said Bill Barry, SVP with Draper and Kramer’s Commercial Finance Group. “
Before joining Draper and Kramer, Weiss spent 27 years with Allstate, most recently serving as head of commercial mortgage loan servicing for the insurance company’s investments division. She began her tenure with Allstate as a paralegal supporting commercial mortgage loan transactions before moving to roles in loan servicing.
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).