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Tishman Speyer Adds Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Tishman Speyer has hired Joseph F. Ritchie to serve as managing director of business development and head of diversity & inclusion. In this newly-created position, Ritchie will drive Tishman Speyer’s business development activities with a specific focus on creating more diverse and inclusive communities and relationships.
Ritchie, who officially joins Tishman Speyer in May, has served in a variety of executive positions in real estate, government and economic development. Most recently, Ritchie served as SVP for development at Brandywine Realty Trust. His other prior real estate experience includes executive roles at Trammell Crow Company, The Burks Companies and Lomax Real Estate Partners.

“One of our top priorities at Tishman Speyer is to cultivate diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the real estate industry,” said Rob Speyer, Tishman Speyer president and CEO. “I am thrilled that Joe Ritchie will help lead this effort at Tishman Speyer.”


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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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