Sarah Hawkins, based in Hines’ New York Office, has been promoted to CEO of the U.S. East Region, effective immediately. Established in 1981, Hines’ East Region includes the New York/Tri-State, Washington, D.C., Greater Boston and Philadelphia metro areas and currently has $19.8 billion assets under management.
Hawkins, who joined Hines in 2011, takes over the CEO position for the East Region operations that was previously held by Chris Hughes before he transitioned to co-head of investment management and CEO, Capital Markets. Previously Hawkins served as COO for the East region.
Hines chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Hines said, “Sarah has demonstrated incredible leadership skills and created significant value for the firm and our investors in her 10-year career with the firm. I am confident she will continue to be a steadfast leader for our East Region as it grows during her tenure.”
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).