Santa Monica-based BLT Enterprises completed the Oxnard Engineering Campus (OEC) in Oxnard for Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The expanded and upgraded campus, comprised of more than 150,000 square feet and situated on nine acres, encompasses the Volkswagen Test Center California (TCC) and both the Audi Engineering and Volkswagen Quality teams, and houses the Volkswagen Design Center California (DCC), which relocated from Santa Monica.
BLT Enterprises’ Bernard Huberman says the facility, “exemplifies BLT’s ‘lifetime landlord’ strategy and mission to adjust to the needs of the companies that lease from us over the long term.”
BLT completed a built-to-suit facility for TCC in 2012. Subsequently, it offered Volkswagen the opportunity to repurpose a recently vacated, nearly 90,000-square-foot industrial and office property BLT owned adjacent to the TCC.
“Through communicating this vision to our tenant and completing strategic improvements to the facility, we were able to assist in delivering a customized, cutting-edge space to fit Volkswagen Group of America’s precise needs and reflect its unique culture,” says BLT’s Lisa Tamayo.
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.