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VTS Taps Eli Gilbert for Research Function

Eli Gilbert has joined VTS in the newly created role of head of market research. Gilbert will be responsible for building out and overseeing VTS’ research function and will play a key role in shaping the next generation of the company’s data products.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Eli to the team,” said Nick Romito, CEO of VTS. “He has a deep understanding of the existing commercial real estate information landscape, and importantly, he shares our vision for its evolution. This makes him the ideal person to oversee the development of the next generation of our data offering.”

Gilbert brings 20 years’ experience leading research departments and enabling business development efforts. He joins VTS from JLL, where he served for more than a decade as SVP of research and business development.

Prior to JLL, Gilbert served in research and sales roles at CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Grubb & Ellis, and CoStar.

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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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