Ally Financial Inc. and Crescent Communities struck a lease agreement at a planned 26-story, 742,000 square-foot office tower that will be constructed at 601 S. Tryon St in Charlotte, NC. The new mixed-use development will be named Ally Charlotte Center, and is centrally located in Uptown.
The project includes a dedicated parking garage, a full-service hotel and a ground-level public plaza surrounded by contemporary shops and restaurants. Construction is scheduled to begin in Q1 2018, with delivery anticipated in 2021. Ally will take initial occupancy of roughly 400,000 square feet.
JLL’s Chase Monroe and Chris Schaaf represented the tenant. JLL’s Charley Leavitt and Barry Fabyan represented the Charlotte-based landlord.
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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