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Next Generation Honoree: Colliers’ Jessica Verdi Excels at an Early Age

Jessica Verdi came to Colliers International two years ago as part of its highly competitive training program. Fifty percent of her cohort has already left, while Verdi has thrived.

Just 24, Verdi has already excelled at generating business and at developing strong relationships, earning clients’ trust with hard work and commitment. The firm has rewarded her potential by putting her into a select business development group with senior members of the firm. “Jessica has a terrific work ethic and a positive attitude in a business that requires tremendous persistence,” says Colliers tri-state president Michael Cohen.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Verdi 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.

Notably, Verdi now serves on Manhattan’s Community Board 5, after considering many different ways to add a meaningful, civic or charitable responsibility to her already busy schedule. She reasoned that community board membership would give her an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on her environment and collaborate as a peer with a new group of seasoned professionals from a variety of industries. “At an early age, she will gain a unique perspective on the issues facing the city and its politicians,” says Cohen.

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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 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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