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Wakeel Rahman

Wakeel Rahman


NorthPoint Development

Sources, structures and executes new industrial development opportunities in key markets

Promoted from development manager VP 13 months after joining NorthPoint

REDI Mentor, Urban Land Institute

St. Louis-based NorthPoint Development is one of the most active owners and developers of industrial real estate in the country, having reportedly developed more square footage of industrial real estate than any other group over the past five years.  

VP Wakeel Rahman is responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing new industrial development opportunities in several key markets in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In a very competitive landscape, Rahman has led the acquisition of several projects in high barrier to entry markets, spanning from the Inland Empire to Southern New Jersey.

These are just a few reasons we chose Rahman as one of the Chicago/Midwest 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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NorthPoint’s Rahman

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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).