Freelancers Union Joins Industry City Tenant Roster
Freelancers Union, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing benefits, resources, and education to more than 500,000 independent workers, has joined the Industry City tenant roster The organization will utilize its new 4,413-square-foot headquarters for the Freelancers Hub, a free members-only coworking and networking space supported by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
“The Freelancers Union will be an invaluable partner to our rapidly growing Media + Production community at IC,” said Jeff Fein, SVP of leasing at Industry City. “The freelance workforce now has a distinct home at Industry City where education, skill-sharing, and networking are key to the experience.”
Founded in 1995, the Freelancers Union’s mission is to advocate and provide support for independent workers, which as of 2019 made up of 34% of New York City workers across various industries.
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).