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Industry Leaders Focus on Chicago Region’s Challenges (VIDEO)

At the recent Connect Chicago conference, panelists touted the region’s many strengths but also were forthright in discussing its challenges. These range from the city and state’s unfunded pension obligations, to the high crime rate in some neighborhoods of Chicago’s South and West sides.

We put some of our experts on camera as well as onstage to share their insights into the region’s challenges and how they could be addressed. In the video below, you’ll hear from Marcus & Millichap’s David Bradley (pictured), Roosevelt University’s Collete English Dixon, Oxford Capital Group’s John Rutledge and Wipfli LLP’s Josh Graham.


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About Paul Bubny

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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