Andy Poppink has been named President of JLL’s Western region and Market Director for Northern California. He succeeds Elizabeth Hearle, who retired after a 30-year career in commercial real estate.
Poppink is a 17-year veteran of the firm, who previously headed its Silicon Valley operations and advises some of the Valley’s premier companies. He will oversee key business and service lines throughout the firm’s 20 offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions. In Northern California, Poppink will be responsible for 10 corporate offices in the Bay Area and Sacramento, including major offices in San Francisco, Menlo Park, Oakland and Walnut Creek.
Tom Maloney has assumed Poppink’s prior role as leader of JLL’s tenant representation business in the Western region. Bart Lammersen, a tenant representative with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley, has assumed Poppink’s day-to-day responsibility as brokerage leader in the Valley.
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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