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Next Generation Honoree: Samuels’ Mika Gross Balances Work with Community Service

Only two years out of her undergraduate studies, Mika Gross manages the interior fit-outs for approximately 300,000 square feet of office and retail throughout the Samuels & Associates portfolio, including the flagship office tenant at 401 Park Dr. in Boston. In any given project, she directs a team of skilled consultants to carry out a common goal.

That’s just one of the reasons we chose Gross to be one of the Boston 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.

Beyond her daily responsibilities at Samuels, Gross serves on Mayor Walsh’s Millennial Council, SPARK, where she spearheads an effort to study the impacts of real estate development on local communities with a group of fellow councilmembers representing real estate, City Hall, non-profits and academia. She also volunteers in the Commercial Real Estate Women’s (CREW) Golf Committee, and was selected as a task force member on CREW’s “Build Her Up” fundraising campaign, with both groups dedicated to raising funds to create scholarships for female students pursuing the field of real estate.

Gross also volunteers on the board of her alma mater’s Boston chapter as the Head of Young Alumni Engagement, with the personal goal of creating community for young alumni transitioning after graduation, and she also, volunteers with the United Way and its young professionals real estate group.

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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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