Jordan Berger has joined Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) as VP of leasing. With close to 20 years’ experience in real estate, Berger will oversee leasing of ESRT’s Manhattan office portfolio of modernized buildings and lead internal and external groups to develop and execute leasing strategies.
“We welcome Jordan to ESRT as we continue to rapidly grow our tenant roster,” said Thomas Durels, EVP, real estate at ESRT. “He brings a wealth of experience leading large, successful leasing transactions, as well as a commitment to strong tenant and broker relationships that make him an asset to our team.”
Berger joins the company after more than six years as first VP, leasing at RXR Realty. Prior to his time at RXR, he worked as director of leasing for Monday Properties and as a VP at JLL.
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).