Northmarq’s Chicago office has added Jack Collins as senior associate – commercial investment sales. Collins specializes in the disposition and acquisition of single-tenant retail properties, expanding Northmarq’s new commercial investment sales team.
Prior to Northmarq, Collins served as an associate at Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, Inc. in Austin and Chicago where he was one of the office’s first agents and helped expand its retail presence in the Chicago area. Collins began his career in the sale of auto parts stores across the nation, and then expanded into all retail sectors with a focus on the Midwest with his move back.
In his new role, Collins joins the commercial investment sales team led by BJ Feller, SVPand managing director of Northmarq’s Chicago office. Collins brings his expertise to support a wide range of real estate institutions, developers, private equity groups, private investors and operators with their retail investment needs.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-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 7-10 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).