Talent management firm Ferguson Partners, which specializes in the global real assets industries, has named Gemma Burgess its new CEO, effective June 1. Co-founder and CEO William J. Ferguson will continue to be chairman and remain actively focused on leading client engagements.
Burgess joined Ferguson Partners in 2007, originally based in Ferguson Partners’ London office, and then transitioning to oversee its New York City office before taking on responsibility for the U.S. search business and then, most recently, the global search business. In her current role as president, Burgess has been instrumental in positioning Ferguson Partners as a go-to firm for executive talent and management solutions.
She is also a staunch advocate for DE&I and was responsible for creating the inaugural diversity partnership in 2020 with Real Estate Executive Council, and continues to be an active participant with the association.
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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