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Howard Hughes Center Upgrades Planned Following $583M Acquisition

Chicago-based Equity Office announced plans to renovate Howard Hughes Center, a 1.3-million-square-foot office center in Westchester, CA. The Blackstone Group acquired the property for $583 million from Hines REIT Inc. as part of a larger $1.16-billion deal involving 20 properties in California and Washington.

Blackstone-owned Equity Office plans to transform the project into a creative, connected campus. Significant upgrades include the additions of:

  • Best-in-class amenities
  • Innovative, active spaces
  • A new pedestrian connectivity to unify the five-building project
  • Enhanced, flexible outdoor entertainment areas
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping
  • Upgraded ‘wired’ lobbies
  • Contemporary spec suites
  • Customizable floor plans

Equity Office’s Brendan McCracken says, “Equity Office is pleased to announce plans to renovate the Howard Hughes Center, which will result in a new campus for its current tenants and those who will join in the future.”

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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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