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: Accelerate’s Andrew Martinez Stresses Tech-Driven Construction
For Accelerate Built Environments, operations manager Andrew Martinez leads a team of project managers and designers that integrate high-tech construction solutions into high-performance office, healthcare, and education environments. He works directly with the clients, their architecture and design teams, and construction trades to produce successful projects.
The results have included office space for Fortune 100 companies such as Discover and Caterpillar, and one of Chicago’s first immediate care clinics to use pre-fab construction methods for a major hospital system and learning environments at the University of Chicago. He’s known for handling a fast-paced, high-stress construction environment with poise and grace, and is relentless in finding solutions that are in the best interests of both the company and its customers. He leads his team by example.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Martinez 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.
The 27-year-old Martinez leverages his engineering background and technical knowledge to clearly communicate and articulate the value of technology-driven construction to clients and their project teams. In an industry with a reputation for being slow to change and try new ideas, Andrew communicates effectively with everyone from a CFO of a large corporation handling a project for his firm, to an onsite superintendent.
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).