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C&W Appoints New West Region Retail Leader

Cushman & Wakefield appointed James Chung to lead its West Region Retail Practice Group. Chung will provide leadership and strategic direction for the region’s overall retail leasing business, and coordinate closely with related service lines.

Chung, who has been with Cushman & Wakefield for 14 years, currently represents more than 30 national tenants, most of these Fortune 500, and more than seven million square feet of retail across the nine Bay Area counties. Clients include such brands as Sur La Table, 24 Hour Fitness, MOD Pizza, Guitar Center, AT&T, Party City, as well as landlords including Hunter Properties, TRC, VEREIT, Jamestown, Federal Realty, and Donahue Schriber.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Mike Smith said, “James is one of the region’s most prolific retail experts, and he will continue to be an active broker and represent some of the region’s most active developers and tenants.”

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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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