2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Sundays on State Series Boosts Loop Pedestrian Counts
The Chicago Loop Alliance’s latest report on downtown activity showed the Sundays on State series had a positive impact on pedestrian counts. The report said office occupancy has returned to 35% of normal, matching July as the highest since the pandemic began, and the opening of Urbanspace’s first Chicago food hall is expected to boost foot traffic along State Street.
“September and the early weeks of October brought a variety of good news for the Loop,” said Loop Alliance president and CEO Michael Edwards. “Not only did Urbanspace open the first of two locations in the Loop, but Petterino’s reopened with a brilliant reconcept, and theaters that have been dark for a year and a half opened their doors to audiences once again.
“Businesses continue to show interest in and sign leases for Loop office space, and the city’s COVID-19 numbers are trending downward in an encouraging way,” he continued.
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).