George Smith Partners (GSP) continued to expand its leadership team with the addition of Antonio Hachem as principal. He comes from Pacific Southwest Realty Services, and will join GSP’s seven other principals.
“Adding Antonio to the team is the perfect next step in our expansion,” says George Smith Partners’ Jonathan Lee. “In addition to his experience in structured finance, Antonio has deep relationships with a number of life insurance companies who look forward to working with him at GSP.”
Hachem brings more than a decade of specialized capital markets expertise, and has arranged more than $450 million in financing through life insurance companies.
He served six years at Pacific Southwest, a full service mortgage banking firm, originating loans on office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and some specialized real estate assets. He arranged financing on the world famous TCL Chinese Theater, originally known as Grauman’s Chinese Theater and renamed Mann’s Chinese Theater.
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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