Three South Side projects were among the winners of the 24th annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago. The awards were announced last week during a ceremony at McCormick Place.
Preservation of Affordable Housing’s plan for the Woodlawn area won the Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Plan Award, while Rosenwald Courts Developers LLC’s restoration of an historic Bronzeville apartment complex received Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award. In Kenwood, Ansonia Properties’ Lake Village East redevelopment project won the Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award.
Two projects on the West Side received the Driehaus Foundation Awards for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project and Architectural Excellence in Community Design, respectively. The ceremony also recognized community initiatives and leaders.
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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