One World Trade Adds 11th Broadcaster to Tenant Roster
WMBC-TV has signed a 10-year lease to relocate from Montclair, NJ to One World Trade Center. The independent station will join 10 other New York City-area stations already broadcasting full-time from the Lower Manhattan landmark.
“We are thrilled to have WMBC broadcast from One World Trade Center,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, president of The Durst Organization, which markets and leases the tower on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “OWTC is the zenith of broadcasting for the tri-state area, and we look forward to adding another station to its dial in 2022.”
SVP of business & strategic partnerships Robert Becker and director of broadcast communications Marc Musgrove of The Durst Organization handled negotiations for Durst Broadcasting LLC. Robert M. Kessler, and Jean S. Tom of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. represented The Durst Organization in the transaction.
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).