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Engineering Firm Expands Presence at DTLA Tower

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NKF negotiated a 10-year, 24,000-square-foot lease on behalf of KPFF at The Bloc in DTLA, bringing its commitment at the 33-story office tower to 48,000 square feet. The engineering firm’s civil engineering group already occupies 24,000 square feet at the property.

KPFF’s new space will be located on the 20th floor,  just below that group for better collaboration. The firm will occupy temporary space at The Bloc during the roughly 12-month buildout.

NKF’s Craig Kish represented the tenant.

“KPFF engaged NKF in 2017 with the goal of consolidating its West Los Angeles and Pasadena offices–which totaled just over 30,000 square feet–and relocating to downtown Los Angeles. We successfully subleased its West LA offices, and are in the process of subleasing its Pasadena space,” said Kish.

Located at 700 S. Flower Street, The Bloc totals 720,000 square feet and is owned by The Ratkovich Company.


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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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