Amazon signed a 360,000-square-foot lease at Brookfield Property Partners’ 5 Manhattan West at the Hudson Yards mega-project under development on Manhattan’s west side. The e-commerce giant is taking two full floors and parts of two others, which brings the 1.8-million-square-foot office building to 99% leased.
The 16-story property is a part of Manhattan West, Brookfield’s eight-acre, six-building mixed-use development located at 450 West 33rd St. The online retailer, which secured $20-million in state tax credits as part of the deal, plans to move 2,000 employees into the building next year. Jobs include software engineers, data analysts, economists, as well as Amazon’s NY advertising division.
JLL’s Derek Trulson, Josh Stuart, Bill Peters and Clay Nielsen represented the tenant. Brookfield was represented in-house by Jeremiah Larkin, Duncan McCuaig and Alex Liscio, as well as Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler, Josh Kuriloff, Rob Lowe, Ethan Silverstein and Matthias Li.
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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