Cushman & Wakefield entered the Iowa commercial real estate market via an exclusive alliance with Iowa Commercial Advisors (previously NAI Optimum). The strategic alliance brings together Cushman & Wakefield’s well established global platform with Iowa Commercial Advisors’ more than 60 professionals who’ve built a rich history and expertise throughout the state.
The West Des Moines-based company marketed and managed more than five million square feet of retail, office, industrial and multifamily properties, and is led by Kurt Mumm, President (pictured above left), and Christopher Stafford, SVP. Iowa Commercial Advisors offers brokerage, property management, consulting, investment analysis and project management.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Shawn Mobley (above right) says, “Our firms share a mutual goal of putting client needs above all else, and delivering best-in-class services and solutions. We are confident this new partnership will benefit our clients in Des Moines, and we look forward to a productive future in this market.”
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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