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Danielle Ash

Danielle Ash


Duval & Stachenfeld

Recently promoted to partner at Duval & Stachenfeld

A leader in negotiating high-profile construction loans

Member of the board of the NY Chapter of Women in Housing and Finance

Danielle Ash joined Duval & Stachenfeld in 2015 as an associate and recently was promoted to partner. As an associate and now as a partner she has guided clients through a variety of complex negotiations and transactions. Ash has been a leader in negotiating several high-profile construction loans for the firm’s major developer clients, primarily in New York City, several of which involved complex elements, including ground lease financing, 421-a tax benefits, and negotiation around the ongoing rights of nonprofit and government sellers. 

These are just a few reasons we chose Ash as one of the New York/Tri-State 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.

Throughout her time at D&S, Ash has been instrumental in not only growing her own career but helping her colleagues succeed as well. She has become a resource to many who are looking to help their clients and grow their networks and has helped to grow many of the firm’s specialty practice groups, including the Bronx, Opportunity Zones, PACE Financing, Fund Formation, and Ground Leasing.  

Ash has also dedicated herself to pro bono work and community outreach, volunteering her time for a longtime Bronx affordable housing and economic development nonprofit, WHEDco. She is a member of the board of the NY Chapter of Women in Housing and Finance and an active member of the alumni board for her alma later, New York Law School. 


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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).