JLL has hired three new professionals for its New York brokerage division. They include vice chairman Evan Margolin; managing director Scott Ansel and VP Ben Levy, who will operate from JLL’s Midtown Manhattan office. All three joined from Savills, where they had a diverse practice with a focus on users of high-end, Class A office space.
A 20-year veteran of the industry, Margolin has represented more than 100 hedge funds and other boutique financial services firms in office leasing transactions. Ansel spent more than seven years at Savills, where he developed an expertise working in the high-end office market.
Coming from a real estate family and growing up around the business, Levy joined Savills in 2019 after graduating from Northwestern University. He has been recognized for his tenacious business development efforts and quick comprehension of the overall marketplace and transaction process.
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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