Veteran retail executive Marta Person Villa is returning to CBRE and will serve as an SVP with the retail practice in the Northern New Jersey office. Villa was most recently with JLL.
With more than 25 years’ commercial real estate experience, Villa will help further expand CBRE’s retail services throughout New Jersey. She has represented a number of high-profile shopping centers, street retail and freestanding retail and is an expert in the Newark market, where she has completed more than 50 retail leases.
“It is particularly gratifying to welcome back yet another successful and seasoned professional to the CBRE team,” said Jeffrey Hipschman, senior managing director of CBRE’s New Jersey operations. “Marta will be an instrumental part of our retail practice as we continue to grow and serve the constantly evolving requirements of owners and retailers, especially during these challenging times brought on by the pandemic.
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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