Hunt Mortgage Group expanded its team in the Southwest with the addition of Anthony Valenzuela. He joins as Vice President, and will focus on sourcing, evaluating and closing loans for clients across the country.
Valenzuela, who will report to Senior Managing Director Vic Clark, will be based in Phoenix. He was previously a member of a top producing debt team at CBRE.
“The Southwest is a rich region with strong dynamics and solid underlying real estate fundamentals,” noted Clark. “Adding to the local team in the area enables us to better serve the rapidly-growing needs of local developers and investors.”
Valenzuela focuses on the origination of permanent, bridge, and proprietary lending products for multifamily and commercial assets. He has significant Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac experience, and has successfully placed more than $2 billion of debt and equity across a wide range of capital sources throughout his career.
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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