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Two Join NKF Multifamily Capital Markets from JLL

Elizabeth Gagliardi and Chuck Johanns have joined NKF’s Midwest Multifamily Capital Markets Investment Sales group. Based in Chicago, Gagliardi and Johanns each will specialize in institutional multifamily investment sales in downtown Chicago.

Both join NKF as senior managing directors from JLL, bringing nearly 50 years of combined experience and more than $5 billion in combined career multifamily-related transactions. Much like the immediate recovery following the great recession of 2008–2009, multifamily is anticipated to outperform following the current crisis largely due to pent-up demand for rental housing translating to substantial appreciation and income growth, according to NKF Research.

“With multifamily remaining a preferred asset class over the long term, the addition of Elizabeth and Chuck is a strategic move to further NKF’s already robust coverage in the Midwest,” said Jeff Day, NKF chief strategy officer and head of multifamily capital markets.

Pictured, at top: Elizabeth Gagliardi. Below left: Chuck Johanns.

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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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