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$35M Solar-Powered MXU Facility Opens

A $35-million technologically-advanced mixed-use facility opened on a roughly 4-acre site in Ladera Ranch, CA. The 120,000-square-foot complex encompasses the Ladera Sports Center, a 63,000-square-foot gymnasium, a 42,000-square-foot self storage facility and more than 15,000 square feet of office space.

SmartStop Asset Management’s H. Michael Schwartz, which designed, financed and owns the facility, says the Ladera Sports Center is an elite air-conditioned training center for athletes in south Orange County that may have had long commutes to facilities in central and north Orange County.

The facility has eight basketball and volleyball courts, webcast-enabled cameras, noise reduction systems, superior wood flooring, ample spectator seats, 300 parking spaces, a student study room, free Wi-Fi and a café serving healthy snacks and drinks.

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About Dennis Kaiser

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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