Newly Launched Investment Bank Focuses on Proptech Sector
Investment banker / private equity real estate fund manager Sandor Valner, and proptech expert Paul Stanton have launched their own firm that aims to become the premier adviser to proptech companies across all asset classes. Headquartered in Lower Manhattan, Proptech Bankers will provide M&A and capital raising services to companies of all sizes in the space.
“We want to be exclusively focused on proptech with the goal of being the leading investment banking boutique in the sector,” Valner said. “Paul and I are both passionate about this space and believe we can bring a lot of value to companies navigating this period of intense innovation, growth and consolidation in the market.
Valner and Stanton plan to partner with leading consultancies and market influencers from the proptech industry who have experience with the inner workings of how various point solutions are being integrated to deliver holistic technology and data solutions.
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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