2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Next Generation Honoree: LPC’s Aaron Martell Makes Things Happen
Aaron Martell serves as EVP at Logistics Property Company (LPC), where he’s responsible for development and leasing in the Midwest region and capital market activity across North America. Prior to helping launch LPC as a founding director, Martell was an EVP at Ridge Development. There, he oversaw more than seven million square feet of development in a 36-month period.
Martell’s commercial real estate experience goes beyond industrial development. Before Ridge, he worked at Banc of America Securities in the real estate capital markets group. He participated in more than $5 billion of completed real estate transactions across three product segments: corporate investment banking, lodging and gaming, and commercial real estate banking.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Martell to be one of the Chicago 2019 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
Industry colleagues say Martell’s ability to take a pulse on any situation, and act accordingly, shows business acumen, emotional intelligence, maturity and compassion beyond his years. “He knows when to escalate or diffuse a situation; and whether it requires a simple word of encouragement, a joke, a round of ping-pong, coffee or a round of drinks,” says one colleague. “Put simply, he’s a humble leader who makes things happen.”
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).