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Top Broker Honorees: Cushman & Wakefield’s Tom Usher, Doug Deurwaarder, Matt Johnson, and Mark Carnese

Recognized among Portland’s premier tenant representation office leasing professionals, the team of Tom Usher, Doug Deurwaarder, Matt Johnson, and Mark Carnese have nearly a century worth of collective career experience servicing Portland and/or Portland-based clients. This team has enjoyed tremendous success in saving money for clients over their lease terms, and positioning them for future growth as it relates to their real estate. They have consistently been recognized as top producers at Cushman & Wakefield for several years.

In 2019, the group closed four leases exceeding 75,000 square feet, more than a dozen between 25,000 and 75,000 square feet; nearly 30 leases between 10,000 and 25,000 square feet; and countless leases under 10,000 square feet. Among the highlights of the year was a full-floor office deal on behalf of Campbell Global at the Wells Fargo tower in Portland. The team also closed more than $25 million in sales transactions.

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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.