JLL has acquired Metropolitan Valuation Services (MVS), one of the largest independent commercial property appraisal and real estate consulting firms in the greater New York metropolitan area. EVP Ross Friedman and the existing JLL NYC Tri-State team will join forces with MVS EVPs Peter Rastetter and David Lyon under the leadership of MVS founder Steven Schleider.
“We have a unique and detailed understanding of the Tri-State area and I’m excited by the opportunity to expand our capabilities to better serve our clients as part of JLL,” said Schleider.
He continued, “With JLL, we will have the resources to scale faster, broaden our existing practice areas, serve new asset sectors and to continue assisting investors and lenders in the NYC Tri-State area. We will also advise lenders and owners on navigating the valuation impacts that the energy mandates and sustainability regulations will have on commercial properties.”
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).