JLL’s Valuation Advisory group hired Nik Bex as EVP in its Chicago office. He’ll focus on driving growth and building the multi-housing platform in Chicago and the Midwest region.
Bex has more than 10 years’ real estate valuation experience with a focus on multi-housing and mixed-use assignments for a variety of conventional, GSE, bridge and institutional lenders. He joins JLL from another leading commercial real estate services firm where he was an integral member of the multifamily valuation group. Bex previously worked at JLL at the onset of his career.
“Multi-housing has been a favored asset class over the last few years, resulting in record demand from our clients in the space,” said Tony Lenamon, Americas head of Valuation Advisory. “Nik will fill a much-needed role in the Chicagoland and Midwest region and we’re excited to welcome him to the team to provide support to our clients in the area.”
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).