Next Generation Honoree: Taucha Hogue Makes a Successful Career Change from Corporate to Commercial at NKF
Taucha Hogue is a director in NKF’s Self Storage group, which has sold over $2 billion in properties since she joined the team in 2015. She came into the commercial real estate world from corporate real estate. This breadth of experience has enabled her to know what clients need and want, which enhances her ability to add value to every transaction.
When Hogue decided to make the transition from corporate real estate (at Shell), she met with every broker she knew in Houston, regardless of specialty, to identify the right fit with the right team. When she met Aaron Swerdlin and Kenneth Cox, co-heads of NKF’s Self Storage group, it was an instant connection, as they aligned with her core morals and ethics — treating each clients’ investments as if they are their own and holding steadfast to their values and principles.
The sector has proven to be a dynamic and exciting space, and a successful new career path for Hogue. Most recently, her team closed a 50-property portfolio sale; one of the largest, non-merger self-storage transactions in history. She’s an active member in both commercial real estate and self storage industry associations, including NAIOP and the Self Storage Association’s Young Leaders Group.
For her emergence as a leader in the sector, Hogue has won a Connect Media Texas 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.
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).