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Savills Studley’s McGrath Takes on New Role as Chief Information Officer

Savills Studley’s Patrick McGrath is assuming a new role within the tenant representation firm, taking on the newly-created position of chief information officer and head of client technologies. He previously served as the firm’s head of cross-border transactions.

McGrath was instrumental in the creation of Knowledge³, a data visualization & analytics platform developed for portfolio occupiers. The platform received the 2017 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award from CoreNet Global.

“Clients across all industries have embraced transformative technology, and expect data and analytics to inform key decision-making processes, including real estate,” said McGrath. In his new role, he’ll spearhead strategic direction of technology service offerings for the company’s Americas brokerage business, while accelerating innovation in occupier intelligence and advancing the Knowledge³ analytics platform.

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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 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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