RFR Brings in Finance Veteran to Lead Debt Capital Markets
RFR has hired Jonathan Frey as head of debt capital markets. Reporting to principals Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs, he’ll oversee debt capital sourcing and structuring for RFR’s portfolio of commercial, residential, hotel, and retail properties in New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver.
“Jonathan brings his extensive experience from a long and distinguished career having diverse exposure to both in-house and banking roles in commercial real estate finance,” said Rosen. “We continue to assemble top proven talent with great market vision. Jonathan is a great addition to our team and will further strengthen our competitive industry edge.”
Frey joins RFR after more than 12 years as director of capital markets for Pyramid Management Group, the Northeast’s largest private owner of regional shopping centers. He executed more than $3 billion of financings with CMBS and balance sheet lenders, serving as the primary contact with investment banks and brokers.
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).
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