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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

  • CIBC Closes on PrivateBank Acquisition

    CIBC Closes on PrivateBank Acquisition

    In acquiring the Chicago-based middle-market bank, “we are creating a strong cross-border platform for CIBC to serve a broader range of clients,” says CIBC CEO Victor G. Dodig.

  • Growth Markets: Follow the CMBS

    Growth Markets: Follow the CMBS

    “As property investors increasingly focus on fast-growing ‘18-hour’ cities, both major and secondary markets are experiencing accelerated growth rates,” says Trepp’s Manus Clancy.

  • BVK Adds 39-Asset Apt. Portfolio in Japan

    BVK Adds 39-Asset Apt. Portfolio in Japan

    Comprising primarily of compact residential units, the acquisition is the fifth in Asia that CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment GmbH have made on BVK’s behalf.

  • RevPAR Growth Poised for Slowdown

    RevPAR Growth Poised for Slowdown

    The hotel sector’s second strongest recovery will extend at least through 2018, albeit with growth in the low single digits, says Fitch Ratings.

  • Starwood Ups the Ante in Forestar Bid

    Starwood Ups the Ante in Forestar Bid

    Forestar’s board continues to recommend a merger with Starwood Capital Group, while acknowledging that a counter-bid from D.R. Horton Inc. was potentially a “superior proposal.”

  • DC Uncertainty Looms High on REITs’ Radar

    DC Uncertainty Looms High on REITs’ Radar

    Forty-four percent of the largest publicly traded REITs cite risk factors related to the Trump administration, and policy changes it may or may not implement, in their latest 10-Ks, says BDO LLP.

  • Sales Rebound for Single-Family & Apts.

    Sales Rebound for Single-Family & Apts.

    “Home prices keep chugging along at a pace that is not sustainable in the long run,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors.

  • Robust Demand Meets Low Housing Supply

    Robust Demand Meets Low Housing Supply

    “Increasing shortages of homes for sale are a growing problem for potential home buyers, especially potential first-time home buyers today,” says Mark Fleming at First American Financial.

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