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John Testerman



Senior director on the Berkadia Hotels and Hospitality investment sales team

Previously with hospitality development and management company

Active volunteer at local food banks and the Boys & Girls Club of America

John Testerman is a senior director on the Berkadia Hotels and Hospitality investment sales team, based in Raleigh. In this role, he is responsible for providing value-add services to clients, specializing in repositioning hotel assets in both the branded, independent and lifestyle sectors. 

Before joining Berkadia, Testerman was with Generation Companies, a 24-property hospitality development and management company. As director of acquisitions and development, he was responsible for managing hospitality acquisition, development, conversion, and disposition activity as well as overseeing and underwriting all investment opportunities.

These are just a few reasons we chose Testerman as one of the Atlanta/Southeast 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.


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Berkadia’s Testerman

About Paul Bubny

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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