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Emily Kwon

Emily Kwon



Joined IQHQ in October 2020

Previously design experience leader at San Diego office of Gensler

Works across all divisions of IQHQ

Emily Kwon quickly established herself as an integral part of life science REIT IQHQ. Colleagues say she has a great eye for IQHQ’s design approach to its life science developments in San Diego, San Francisco and Boston. Kwon’s innate design talent and approach to any and all tasks reportedly help to raise quality of every aspect in the organization.

Her versatility and “hybrid” hands-on skillset enable Kwon to juggle a wide variety of challenges with exceptional results and speed. She works across all divisions within IQHQ’s growing organization including development, marketing and leasing. She has also taken on special projects such as heading up the company’s ESG program. While others in the sector prefer to specialize, Kwon thrives in being a “bridge” for the company between all team members.

Notably, Kwon has been integral to the design process to capture IQHQ’s vision for the Research and Development District (RaDD) project in San Diego. Situated on more than eight acres and occupying three entire city blocks, the RaDD is the largest urban commercial waterfront site along California’s Pacific Coast.

These are just a few reasons we chose Kwon as one of the National 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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IQHQ’s Kwon

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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).