Chicago-based Fifield Companies has hired commercial real estate finance leader Alex Walenta as EVP and head of asset management.
“With nearly two decades of experience in the multifamily sector, Alex joins Fifield with deep expertise in everything from asset and portfolio management to acquisitions, dispositions, financing and mixed-use development,” said Erin Spears, president of Fifield. “The versatility of her background dovetails perfectly with the Fifield formula of engaging top talent who have the know-how and desire to be involved in every aspect of the development process.”
Walenta spent more than six years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as VP of multifamily asset management in the firm’s Dallas office. During her time at Goldman Sachs, she oversaw more than $7 billion of multifamily real estate and led dispositions of over $3.14 billion. Prior to Goldman, Alex began her career with Archon Group and then spent time at Equity Residential and UDR.
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).