Savills Forges Alliance with Integrative Partners to Boost M/WBE Reach
Savills has entered into a strategic alliance with Integrative Partners (IP), a certified minority- and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) and commercial real estate services firm founded and led by 25-year industry veteran Shawna O. Menifee.
The alliance with Savills will allow IP to benefit from Savills global platform and, in turn, will enable Savills to leverage IP’s wide-ranging relationships with its national network of minority and women-owned suppliers.
“We are thrilled to form this strategic alliance with Integrative Partners, an organization we hold in high regard. The alliance assists Savills in accomplishing its longstanding goal of bolstering its network of M/WBE-owned third-party vendors and suppliers,” said Janet Woods, Northeast region lead at Savills.
Menifee, a widely respected and accomplished industry New York City-based executive, founded IP in 2005 to address supplier diversity initiatives on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, government entities, city agencies and institutional owners nationwide.
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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