Timberlane Partners Launches Acquisition Fund, Makes Key Hires
Seattle-based real estate investment manager Timberlane Partners expanded its leadership team with three key executive hires. The new hires coincide with the firm’s launch of Timberlane Acquisition Fund, a product targeting institutional assets and designed to capitalize on the current disruption in commercial real estate markets in key Western states.
“We have grown the Timberlane platform steadily over the last 12 years by focusing on being a trusted partner in our markets and by building deep relationships with our investors,” said founding partner Dave Enslow. “With the current real estate market cooling, we’re adding best-in-class strength to place us in the best possible position as the market recovers.”
The new executive hires include Jon Hallgrimson, director of acquisitions and former leader of CBRE’s Seattle multifamily investment sales office; partner Jake Leibsohn, formerly managing director with Northmarq in Seattle; and Tad Johnson, director of acquisitions and formerly of Security Properties.
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).