Berkadia Expands Midwest Presence, Adds to Mortgage Banking Team
Berkadia is expanding its Midwest footprint with the opening of an office in Milwaukee. Industry veterans Mark Dellonte and Amy Barry have been tapped as the team’s Senior Managing Director and Director of Operations, respectively. The pair will be based in the Historic Third Ward at 342 North Water St.
Dellonte brings nearly three decades of commercial real estate experience, and will be responsible for enhancing Berkadia’s overall offerings and capabilities, including FHA/HUD financing in the Wisconsin markets and Midwest region. Prior to Berkadia, Dellonte served as President and CEO of Love Funding Corporation.
Barry joins Berkadia with more than 28 years of experience in real estate finance, investment analysis and strategic planning. During a 17-year tenure with Fannie Mae, she served in multiple roles, including Director of Program Management, Chief of Staff to Fannie Mae’s CAO, and Director of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Investments and Capital Management.
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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