Eric Lewis Tapped to Lead CushWake Valuation, Advisory Platform
A veteran commercial real estate appraiser who has been with Cushman & Wakefield for 26 years was appointed to lead its Valuation and Advisory platform. Eric Lewis, MAI, FRICS, will take the helm as President of Group for the Americas, after serving as Executive Managing Director and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s V&A Hospitality & Gaming practice.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Shawn Mobley says, “Eric has been a key member of our Valuation & Advisory practice – a core, foundational component of the critical services we provide to our clients – for nearly three decades”
Based in New York, Lewis will oversee the operations of the Americas V&A Group, which spans 600 professionals across six core services, 17 practice groups, and 70 offices.
Previously, Lewis managed 25 senior hospitality industry valuation professionals. In 2017, the group appraised properties valued at more than $76 billion involving virtually every H&G property type.
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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