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: Cushman & Wakefield’s Morgan Relyea Colt Demonstrates “Uncommon Leadership,” Strong Work Ethic and Industry Dedication
As Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Advisory group in Houston, Morgan Relyea Colt works with occupiers on everything from leases, to renewals/extensions, to build-to-suits, to sales and sale/leaseback arrangements. Additionally, her leadership skills, along with a strong work ethic and industry dedication, earned her a 2019 Connect Media Florida region Next Generation Award.
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.
Colt’s leadership credentials are impressive. She is the youngest member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Advisory Board, and a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Future Leaders. She is co-chair of Mentoring & Training with Houston’s NAIOP Chapter, and is an executive member of C&W’s Tenant Advisory Group.
Colt also demonstrates an “unbending dedication to her craft,” according to Lou Cushman, Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield. “She devours every Houston office building article and legal document she can get her hands on in order to accelerate the learning curve.”
Colt’s abilities with social media, as well as her collaborative nature, has led to success and professional recognition, such as the 2018 “Heavy Hitter – Office Tenant,” and Women Who Mean Business “Women to Watch” awards (Houston Business Journal) and NAIOP’s 2015 “Office Rising Star” award.
Noted Cushman: “With 54 years specializing in tenant representation brokerage, I can honestly say that I have never seen such a mature young talent. And, unlike so many brokers of the same age, Morgan’s work ethic is unmatched, at the same time achieving a much-admired work/life balance.”
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).