Executive Bios

Michael G. Desiato | Vice President & Group Publisher | (212) 457-9460

Michael G. Desiato is Vice President & Group Publisher of ALM's Real Estate Media Group, the publisher of GlobeSt.com, Real Estate Forum and the RealShare Conference Series. He is responsible for the overall publishing environment and operations, including editorial content, budgeting, sales and marketing strategies and Internet content initiatives.

As co-founder and editorial director of GlobeSt.com, this 30-year industry veteran was instrumental in the creation of a nationwide bureau designed to deliver breaking, daily news to the commercial real estate industry. Michael is also the former president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, an organization comprised of 600 real estate journalists and professionals from a variety of editorial disciplines.

An experienced moderator and speaker, Michael is also host of "Inside the Real Estate Mind," a signature presentation of the RealShare Conference Series. His guests have included real estate icons and visionaries from Sam Zell and securitization finance pioneer Ethan Penner to John A. Buck, chairman & CEO, the John Buck Co., and Robert F. Maguire III, then chairman and CEO, Maguire Properties. He is regularly called upon by major industry organizations, such as the Urban Land Institute and Building Owner's and Manager's Association International to participate in panels. He is also a member of BOMA International's Education Advisory Council.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Scott Thompson | Vice President, Integrated Marketing & Sales Development | (212) 457-9743

In addition to designing and maintaining a consistent brand identity across the entire ALM Real Estate Media Group platform, creating and producing business case presentations for all product lines, and measuring and reporting the effectiveness of our print/online/conference marketing opportunities to potential advertisers/business partners, Scott is responsible for the development and implementation of all audience building, marketing and revenue generating initiatives, including our widely read AM Alert newsletter series, our fully integrated social media/SEO strategies, and most recently, our industry expert Thought Leadership Custom Content program.

Sule Aygoren | Content Curator and Editor-in-Chief | (212) 457-9659

Sule Aygoren is the New York City-based Content Curator for ALM's Real Estate Media Group and Editor-in-Chief of Real Estate Forum magazine. She has been reporting on business, finance and commercial real estate since 2001, with a particular emphasis on all areas of multifamily housing. Sule has received numerous awards for her coverage of the industry, including first-place for Best Trade Magazine Report and runner-up for the James D. Carper Award for Best Entry by a Young Journalist. She is a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events, including the RealShare Conference Series, and media-related panels.

A cum laude graduate with a B.A. in Media & Society and English/Creative Writing from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Sule currently lives in Long Island with two small tyrants that she lovingly refers to as her "children," two geckos and a seemingly endless string of goldfish.

Paul Bubny | Northeast Region Editor | (212) 457-9698

Paul Bubny covers the Northeast region for GlobeSt.com along with covering the office sector for the website and Real Estate Forum. He has reported on business-to-business topics for more than 20 years, serving as editor on national trade publications covering manufacturing and retailing before joining GlobeSt in 2007.

Jennifer LeClaire | Southeast Region Editor | leclaire.editorial@gmail.com

Jennifer LeClaire has been covering the real estate industry for the past decade. Her credits include the New York Times, Associated Press, National Real Estate Investor, Florida Real Estate Journal, The Real Deal magazine, Commercial Property News and many others. Jennifer is based in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Natalie Dolce | National Executive Editor | (310) 374-4527

Natalie Dolce, national executive editor of GlobeSt.com, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses GlobeSt.com, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines, as well as the overall quality of content. Previously she served as editor of the West Coast region for GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum, is responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, Natalie was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for GlobeSt. Dolce's background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, FashionLedge.com, Co-Ed magazine and The Daily Orange newspaper. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications including MSNBC.com and Museums New York magazine.