Next Generation Honoree: Ben Shapiro Consistently Ranks with NKF’s Top Producers
Ben Shapiro, executive managing director in NKF’s New York headquarters, demonstrates a depth of experience in landlord and tenant representation throughout Manhattan, with a focus on the representation of large corporate tenants and institutional owners. Recent notable assignments include representing GFP Real Estate in NYC Health + Hospitals’ 526,000-square-foot relocation to 7 Hanover/50 Water St., Manhattan’s largest leasing deal year to date.
He has been named among NKF’s top producers every year since he joined the firm in 2013. Additionally, he was named to the Chairman’s Circle, which recognizes the firm’s top 100 sales professionals, for the past three years. Externally, he was awarded the Real Estate Board of New York’s ‘Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year’ in 2018 for Peloton’s 35,000-square-foot flagship lease at 5 Manhattan West.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Shapiro to be one of the New York 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.
An active supporter of the community as well as his industry, Mr. Shapiro is the founder of The Billy Mac Fund, a scholarship fund for at-need college students in the New York tri-state area. The organization has held a fund-raising golf classic since its founding in 2013.
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).