Optima, Inc. recently topped off Optima Lakeview, a seven-story, 198-unit luxury rental building with 14,000 square feet of street-level retail in the North Side’s Lakeview neighborhood. Designed by Optima CEO David Hovey Sr., Optima Lakeview is projected to open to residents in spring 2022.
Under Optima’s vertically integrated model, the firm has served as both designer and general contractor of the low-rise Class A building at 3460 N. Broadway. Work on the building, which is within walking distance of Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field and is rising on the site of a closed Treasure Island grocery store, began five months ago.
“Optima Lakeview is the culmination of the vision our firm had four decades ago to design and build communities from blueprint to move-ins,” said David Hovey Jr., president and COO of Optima, Inc. “I’m especially proud to celebrate this construction milestone with our in-house team.”
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).