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Gary Baragona Joins Kidder Mathews from CBRE

Seattle-based Kidder Mathews expanded its team with the addition of Gary Baragona, who joins the director of research. The commercial real estate industry veteran previously served 17 years at CBRE.

He will be based out of the Kidder Mathew’s San Francisco office and be responsible for research operations and staffing company-wide. Baragona is a highly respected West Coast CRE professional and experienced keynote speaker and panel expert who has authored numerous regional and national thought leadership papers, research articles, and in-depth market analysis deliverables.

He served as a regional manager and director for CBRE covering multiple West Coast markets, leading a large team of research analysts and managers. In his earlier career, Baragona was a research analyst with Cushman & Wakefield, and a research manager with Insignia ESG.


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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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