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CommonGrounds Workplace Expands to Portland’s Pearl District

CommonGrounds Workplace is coming to downtown Portland at Irving Street Lofts. The national enterprise-grade Workplace-as-a-Service (WaaS) and co-working operator is opening a 14,239-square-foot workplace for 175 members in the Rose City’s highly-desirable Pearl District.

CommonGrounds’ Jacob Bates says, “Portland was an early adopter of coworking, and we are bringing our professional, flexible solution to the dynamic Pearl District.”

The CommonGrounds Pearl Workplace, located at Northwest Irving Street and 14th Avenue, encompasses the entire ground floor and a new second level mezzanine of the eight-story, 140,000-square-foot condominium building.

CommonGrounds also plans to open a 27,478-square-foot co-working flexible office at 801 Marquette in downtown Minneapolis. These are the second and third CommonGrounds Workplace locations to open in 2019, as part of the company’s $100-million Series A funding expansion program. There are now seven CommonGrounds Workplaces open. New locations are set open in Burbank, Fort Worth and Houston later this summer.

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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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