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Next Generation Honoree: Joseph Scheck Rises to Challenges

Joseph Scheck is a director at Essex Realty Group, focused on the acquisition and deposition of investment real estate throughout the Chicago metro area. Within the past five years, he has helped complete over $300 million in deals. Scheck and his team were among the first to create a platform for condominium deconversion opportunities in Chicago. They currently lead the market in overall deconversion transaction volume, and are viewed as experts.

Those are  just some of the reasons we chose Scheck to be one of the Chicago 2018 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s second annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.

While maintaining a consistent share of 20% in his core market, Scheck managed to graduate from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and is a CFA charter holder. An even bigger challenge occurred last summer, when Scheck was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He immediately began focusing on how to persevere while living with the disease. Through hard work and a holistic approach, Scheck was able to bring himself to a healthy physical and mental state, while still completing a record-setting year at Essex Realty. While taking care of his own health, Scheck has also been an active leader within the National MS Society, and enjoys mentoring younger agents.

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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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