CushWake Promotes Alison Beddard to Seattle, Bellevue Leadership Role
Cushman & Wakefield appointed Alison Beddard to Managing Principal of the firm’s operations for the state of Washington. Based in the firm’s Seattle office, Beddard will oversee the strategic growth of the firm’s business lines in the Seattle and Bellevue markets.
She will report to Jason de Vries, Managing Principal of the Northwest Region. Beddard had previously served as Cushman & Wakefield’s Managing Principal for the state of Utah.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Dan Broderick says, “Alison is an accomplished leader who has, for many years, done a tremendous job at Cushman & Wakefield, not only leading her prior market in Utah, but in several other roles, including within her community and toward the equality and advancement of women in our industry.”
Beddard began her career as a broker with Cushman & Wakefield in 2005. She currently serves on CushWake’s Leadership Council for the Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) and has held various leadership roles in numerous industry and community groups.
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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