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Hines’ $3B Riverwalk San Diego Receives Unanimous City Council Approval

Houston-based Hines received unanimous San Diego City Council approval on its $3-billion Riverwalk San Diego development. The project will transform the existing Riverwalk Golf Club in western Mission Valley into a 200-acre, live-work-play transit-oriented neighborhood.

Riverwalk will feature 4,300 homes, 152,000-square-feet of neighborhood-serving retail and one million-square-feet of office space. The project is expected to break ground in Q2 2021.

Hines’ Eric Hepfer says, “Riverwalk is an opportunity to provide something really special for San Diego. Our vision from the beginning was to create a village where people would have the option of living a car-free lifestyle.”

A new San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Green-Line trolley stop and town square will anchor the project. Bike and walking paths will skirt and traverse Riverwalk. Nearly 100 acres of the village will be dedicated to open space and a regional park, and a stretch of the San Diego River that runs through Riverwalk will be restored.

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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 integrated marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and public relations strategy. He is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, Social Media and content marketing services. Dennis’s communications background in the real estate industry includes working with many of the top real estate firms – from brokerage companies, developers, homebuilders, investors, owners, lawyers, asset advisors, lenders, architects and property management firms. • Marketed more than 1 Billion Square Feet of Office Space • 70,000 Multifamily/Condo Units • 15,000 Single Family Homes • 30 Million Square Feet of Retail Space • Representing Roughly $100 Billion in Investment 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. Dennis’s agency background on integrated communications teams at many reputable agencies and has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. He formerly was President of the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles of public relations professional, and served on the Board of Directors. He also taught a public relations extension course at Loyola Marymount University. Dennis’s 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.

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