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: Lee & Associates’ Reed Vestal is Tenacious, Driven and Dedicated
Reed Vestal, principal and partner with Lee & Associates — Houston, focuses on industrial, land and investment brokerage. He also manages the office by devising and executing business strategy. And, his hard work on behalf of clients, as well as dedication and tenacity, make him one of the youngest brokers to be named principal in the Houston office, and partner through the Lee & Associates national network.
“Throughout his time with Lee & Associates – Houston, he has surpassed all of our expectations and more,” said Mike Spears, managing principal with Lee & Associates’ Houston office. “Since joining our company, Reed continues to be ranked among the firm’s top producers each year.” Spears uses other words to describe his colleague: “Problem solver,” “gifted” and “ethical” are a few of them.
Vestal achieved CCIM member designation. He also obtained SIOR designation, making him one of the youngest, nationwide, to receive the honor. NAIOP honored in him with the “Rising Star Award — Industrial,” and the Houston Business Journal named him a “Heavy Hitter,” three years in a row.
“He isn’t just a broker or firm partner to me. He is my own personal broker, that I often hire to represent me on transaction,” Spears explained. “This is a testament to my level of respect for his abilities and skill level.”
This is why Vestal was named one of Connect Media’s 2019 Next Generation award recipients. 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.
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).