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Global X Changes Name to GBX; Buys Site Selection Consultant

Real estate investment firm GBX Group, formerly known as global X, has new headquarters in Cleveland to go with its brand-new moniker. It also has a new business, having acquired corporate site selection consultant Silverlode Consulting, also based in Cleveland.

“The talents of Silverlode’s team put GBX Group in a much stronger position to pursue historic real estate projects that bring new life and vitality to urban areas,” said GBX founder and CEO Drew Sparacia. “Moreover, this acquisition complements our ability to provide long-term value to our investors, development partners and associates in the historic preservation community.”

GBX’s new headquarters is in the renovated Empire Improvement Building located in Cleveland’s Superior Arts District, and is a cornerstone of the company’s investments in the district. “As a company focused on historic real estate preservation, it is only fitting that our new home be located in an historic building downtown,” Sparacia said.


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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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