Chicago-based property management technology firm Fortress has named Marc Ruzten as chief marketing officer. Rutzen brings more than a decade of experience ranging from real estate development and brokerage to founding Enodo, a predictive analytics startup that projected the impact of value-add renovations on rent, expenses, and investment performance in multifamily assets.
When Walker & Dunlop acquired Enodo in 2019, Rutzen joined the company as SVP of Information Technology before moving up to the role of chief product officer. Last November, Walker & Dunlop invested in Fortress, and Rutzen provided strategic consulting before taking on the new role of chief marketing officer.
“The property management software industry has gone too long without real innovation or improvement,” said Rutzen. “Fortress is changing the game with a platform that is unbelievably easy to use and learn, loved by on-site managers and can onboard a portfolio in a matter of days, not weeks.”
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).