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Next Generation Honoree: KBS’ Copulos Sees Transformation Potential in Properties

Clint Copulos functions as an SVP with responsibility for acquisitions and asset management of KBS properties in Denver, Portland and Seattle. He has demonstrated an ability to see a property that may be struggling under prior ownership, and how that property can be transformed to create a best-in-class tenant experience, which is good for the property, the community, the tenants and ultimately for KBS and its investors.

That’s just one of the reasons we chose Copulos to be one of the National 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.

Within the first 18 months of Copulos accepting the role of asset manager, KBS acquired three well-located office buildings in a highly competitive market, Portland, beginning with the Commonwealth Building. He oversaw the renovation of the entire property within 12 months, completing the project with remarkable speed, quality and efficiency.

Today, Copulos is responsible for 20 properties totaling over 2.5 million square feet, and epitomizes the spirit of leadership and esprit de corps that KBS is known for. Not only has he handled his role as an asset manager skillfully, but as a former athlete, Copulos helped KBS start its first health and wellness program, which features monthly events that have had a positive impact on the firm corporately.

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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).