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AAREP LA Adds Board Members Including CRE Vets Troy Jenkins, James Malone

African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP LA) added several executive and advisory board members, while appointing new officers to its Board of Directors. New members of the organization’s governing boards include JLL’s James Malone (pictured above) and In The Building LA’s Matthew Gates. New Advisory Board members include Avison Young’s Troy S. Jenkins; OneUnited Bank’s Sherri Brewer, and the City of Los Angeles’ Frederick White.


AAREP LA President Alicia Bramble says, “We are very excited about the addition of these outstanding individuals to our board of directors. They bring substantial experience in key areas that are relevant to our continued growth and evolution as the premier professional trade association formed to promote the interests of African Americans doing business in the commercial real estate industry.”

The all-volunteer Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for the 450-member organization.

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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 integrated marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and public relations strategy. He is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, Social Media and content marketing services. Dennis’s communications background in the real estate industry includes working with many of the top real estate firms – from brokerage companies, developers, homebuilders, investors, owners, lawyers, asset advisors, lenders, architects and property management firms. • Marketed more than 1 Billion Square Feet of Office Space • 70,000 Multifamily/Condo Units • 15,000 Single Family Homes • 30 Million Square Feet of Retail Space • Representing Roughly $100 Billion in Investment 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. Dennis’s agency background on integrated communications teams at many reputable agencies and has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. He formerly was President of the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles of public relations professional, and served on the Board of Directors. He also taught a public relations extension course at Loyola Marymount University. Dennis’s 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.

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