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CBRE’s Ted Snell Passes Away

C. Theodore (Ted) Snell, a commercial real estate industry icon who spent the past 40 years at CBRE, has passed away. During a career that started in 1979, Snell completed more than 1,000 transactions totaling in excess of 100 million square feet.

Along the way, Snell represented some of the region’s largest companies, handling significant office and industrial lease assignments, as well as land and investment transactions. He earned a reputable track record for extensive local development and built a large financial-community network.

One of Snell’s notable legacy development and leasing assignments involves Parker Properties’ The Summit, a 1.7-million-square foot office project in Aliso Viejo, CA. His forward-thinking and creative marketing campaign contributed significantly to the success of the project since its inception in 1996.

He was also involved in Tustin Legacy, a 1,000-acre redevelopment of the former Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, and completed nearly 200 ground leases at the Irvine Ranch for The Irvine Company.

Snell’s numerous professional accomplishments included earning distinction companywide as the Top First-Year Sales Professional, winning the CBRE McCarthy Award, admission into the Colbert Coldwell Circle, honored as the Top Sales Professional in Southern California, and recognition in 1999 as one of the Top 1% Sales Brokers in Southern California. Snell was a board member of UCI’s Graduate School of Real Estate.

Snell is survived by his wife, Nancy, a daughter, Nicole and her husband Adam,  a son Eric, who was his partner at CBRE, youngest daughter Lauren, as well as two granddaughters.

Church services and a funeral mass are planned for October 7th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church located at 2046 Mar Visa Dr., in Newport Beach, CA.


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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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