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Boston Properties Proposes First Oakland Tower

Boston Properties proposed a 402-unit residential tower for Parcel B at MacArthur Transit Village, a mixed-use, multi-phased transit-oriented development in North Oakland, CA. The Boston-based REIT’s 25-story project would be its first in the East Bay city.

The project includes 45 affordable units, as well as 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 260 parking spaces. The site, next to the MacArthur BART station, is controlled by BART and MacArthur Transit Community partners.

The latest plan presented this week for design review is significantly larger than Boston Properties’ previous proposal, including a height increase from 80 feet to 260 feet. The building is located in the emerging Temescal neighborhood, that’s primarily comprised of single-family homes and mid-rise buildings.

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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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