Erin Spears Rejoins Fifield Companies as President
Chicago-based Fifield Companies has hired Erin Spears as president of the national development firm, which is expanding its presence in major Southeast and Southwest markets. She’s rejoining Fifield from Heitman, where she was EVP of acquisitions.
“Erin’s combination of developer and institutional experience makes her the perfect fit for president as Fifield Companies grows its development work in Phoenix, Denver, Miami and other markets in the Southeast and Southwest,” said Fiefield founder and CEO Steve Fifield. “With Erin at the helm alongside Kevin Ferrell as COO, our team has never been stronger and more well-rounded, especially as we pursue more institutional partnerships.”
Prior to joining Heitman in 2018, Spears spent eight years at Fifield and was SVP of acquisitions, responsible for sourcing acquisition and development opportunities, while also overseeing operations in the Chicago office. Previously, she was VP of multifamily investments at Pearlmark.
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).
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