Mary Ann Tighe Brings Home 8th REBNY Deal of the Year Honor
Seven-time winner Mary Ann Tighe of CBRE (at left) took home an eighth REBNY Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award at this year’s 74th annual ceremony on Tuesday evening. Tighe and her CBRE colleague Ken Meyerson, along with Cushman & Wakefield’s Jonathan Serko, won the Real Estate Board of New York’s first-prize Henry Hart Rice Award for finding a single home for the country’s largest healthcare union and its fund.
The 2017 Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award was presented to Cushman & Wakefield’s Mark Weiss and Richard Bernstein for repurposing a 67,000-square-foot commercial condominium spanning four floors at the base of a 43-story luxury apartment building, to create a compelling value proposition for purchaser Touro College.
NKF’s Geoffrey Newman took home the third-prize Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for “Assembling An Icon—How One Broker’s Tenacity and Vision Made 45 East 22nd Street Possible.”
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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