Livonia Corporate Center (Phase II), developed by Ashley Capital, a two-building, 915,000-square-foot, speculative industrial development in Livonia, MI, is 100% pre-leased. NKF’s Dan Labes and Tom Oldham recently completed four leases, bringing the property at 28101-28201 Schoolcraft Road to full occupancy.
The deals include a 590,000-square-foot lease to Penske Logistics; a 185,000-square-foot lease to Experi-Metal Inc.; an 80,000-square-foot lease to Orora Fresh; and a 60,000-square-foot lease to Safelite Autoglass. The firms will begin to take occupancy of their new spaces by May 2018. The buildings are currently under construction, and set for completion in April 2018.
Labes says, “There are minimal options right now for new, modern industrial facilities in Wayne County. Being the largest spec industrial project in Metro Detroit in over a decade, coupled with strong ownership and an excellent central location, we were able to secure four quality tenants ahead of completion for our client.”
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.