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Costa Mesa Adaptive Reuse Development Advances

Invesco Real Estate, along with development partners SteelWave and 5_Ronin, completed Phase I of The Press in Costa Mesa. The former LA Times’ thriving newsroom, printing press and distribution facility dating back to the 1960’s has been reimagined as a state-of-the-art mixed-use creative work campus and social hall.

The adaptive reuse project at 1375 Sunflower Ave. will offer 380,856 square feet of modern creative office space and 50,909 square feet of retail space when completed in Q4 2020. The project is spread across 24 acres and includes a 1.5-acre park.

Newmark’s Jay Nugent and George Thomson are handling the office leasing. Retail Insite’s Chris Hodgman and The Lab’s Jason House are leasing the retail portion.

Nugent says, “The Press is like nothing Orange County has seen before and after six months of construction, it is really starting to take shape, which we believe will change the landscape and perception of Orange County office space.”

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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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