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Necessity Retail REIT Acquires San Jose Shopping Center

1.5M-SF MXU Village Development Eyed in N. San Jose

Sunnyvale, CA-based Siliconsage Builders wants to build a 1.5-million-square-foot mixed-use project in North San Jose. The village concept envisioned would resemble a mini Santana Row, including a pedestrian-oriented environment featuring retail, restaurants, entertainment, office, hotel and residential.

The 31.5-acre site, which is currently zoned for industrial, is under review for development near the corner of Montague Expressway and Seely Avenue, along Coyote Creek. The proposed development would include 500,000 square feet of retail, 700,000 square feet of office space, a 350-room hotel, a 50,000-square-foot theater, a 30,000-square-foot amphitheater, 3,250 apartment units and 4.5 acres of open space.

Siliconsage Builders’ Sanjeev Acharya told the Mercury-News, “The idea is to make this an experience, a destination. The emphasis for this development will be on the amenities, it will not be on the residential.”

The site is located across the street from Cadence’s San Jose headquarters.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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