ChaneyBrooks Makes First Hawaiian Hires Under Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks made its first hires under the new commercial real estate brand, bringing over the high-street retail team of Andy Starn and Matt Schull from CBRE and William Elliott from NAI in Portland, OR.
Starn and Schull worked together as a retail team at CBRE and specialized in high street, luxury retail in Waikiki and Resort markets. For the last five years, Starn’s success has paced Hawaii markets, achieving a No.1 ranking at CBRE in 2014 and consistently ranking among in the top 5 Hawaii brokers.
Elliott is another local Hawaiian who is returning home after a successful 10-year career working as a commercial real estate broker for NAI Elliott in Portland, OR, where he focused on retail, industrial and multifamily transactions.
Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks plans to hire as many as a dozen more brokers on Oahu and the neighboring Hawaiian islands over the next several months.
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.