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Airbnb Adds to HQ Presence in PDX, Again

San Francisco-based Airbnb expanded its Portland footprint to 63,000 square feet with a 10,000-square-foot deal at 38 Davis, a six-story mixed-use asset in the Old Town district of downtown. The company plans to take occupancy of the new open concept space in the 124,000-square-foot building by early fall.

The newly-constructed, LEED Gold-certified building features cross-laminated timber, with four floors of commercial space beneath 65 apartments. It sits near Airbnb’s current space in the Blagen Block building on Northwest First Avenue. Airbnb calls Portland its North American Operational Headquarters, and it is home to roughly 400 employees in functions such as community support, trust, engineering, data science, experiences and Airbnb for Work.

Airbnb’s Darin Evenson told the Portland Business Journal, “Portland’s strong talent pool and passionate home-sharing community drew us to open our North American Operational Headquarters in Old Town in 2014, and as Airbnb’s global footprint has grown, our Portland team has grown with it.”

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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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