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Kelsey McCoy

Kelsey McCoy


Sage Realty

Senior portfolio controller at Sage Realty

Two promotions in under three years

Takes ownership of projects by being willing to roll up her sleeves to get things done

Quickly rising through the ranks to become a senior portfolio controller at Sage Realty, Kelsey McCoy works directly under the CFO to manage the accounting and finances for a three-million-square-foot portfolio of Class A office buildings in Manhattan. After two promotions in under three years, she now manages a team of three controllers and a team of two lease administrators. Her even keeled personality paired with confidence and self-assurance has created the foundation for a strong and nurturing leader.

In her management role, she supervises individuals who have a longer tenure at Sage or many more years of experience. However, she has earned the respect and loyalty of both her teams. And that is the result of her style of leadership. 

McCoy has advanced members of her team by providing opportunities to present reports to the executives at the company; cared for others by checking in on their mental health during the difficult periods of the pandemic and by encouraging PTO; and taken ownership of projects by always being willing to not just lend support but to also roll up her sleeves to get things done. 

These are just a few reasons we chose McCoy 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.


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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).