Boston Properties Joins San Jose’s 1.1M-SF Platform 16 Development Team
Boston Properties, Inc. joined with San Francisco-based TMG Partners and Valley Oak Partners to co-develop Platform 16, an urban campus near Diridon Station in downtown San Jose. The planned 1.1-million-square-foot Class A office development is located on a 5.4-acre site adjacent to Google’s planned transit village.
Boston Properties’ Bob Pester says, “At the site of one of the biggest technology hubs in the country, Platform 16 will help companies attract and retain the best and brightest minds to the area by offering easy access to public transportation, housing, culture, food and entertainment in the heart of San Jose.”
The three-building campus has large floorplates ranging up to 90,000 square feet, 15-foot floor-to-floor heights, 16 large outdoor terraces and multiple indoor and outdoor workspaces, as well as on-site amenities.
Boston Properties ground-leased the land from TMG and Valley Oak Partners for 65 years, with an option in 2020 to acquire the land. Demolition and site improvements are expected to commence in spring 2019, with groundbreaking in mid-summer, and delivery by as early as 2021.
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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