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Hunt Tops Off on El Paso’s WestStar Tower

Hunt Companies recently topped off construction of WestStar Tower in downtown El Paso, nearly two years after the groundbreaking on what will be the city’s tallest building. The ceremony took place over a several-hour period to comply with social distancing guidelines.

“This project is part of a whole revitalization of downtown El Paso and it’s great to see the progress that continues to be made, even while we live and work through some difficult times,” said Hunt Companies EVP Josh Hunt.

To be anchored by WestStar Bank, which will occupy three floors along with some ground-floor retail space, WestStar Tower will also be the future headquarters of Hunt Companies.

The overall project will include 264,000 rentable square feet of office, 12,000 square feet of ground-level office and retail and 850 parking spaces. Sonny Brown & Associates is leading the leasing and sales effort for commercial and retail users.

Pictured, from left: Hunt Companies’ Josh Hunt, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, El Paso County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego, and WestStar Bank’s Rick Francis.

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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).