Hunt Expands Equity Investments Platform with UrbanView Addition
New York-based Hunt Capital Holdings expanded its team with the addition of Rachel Diller as Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Real Estate Equity Strategies, bringing over her UrbanView Capital platform. Joining her from UrbanView is SVP Michael Saadine.
In this newly-created role, Diller will focus on building Hunt’s private real estate equity investment platform. She brings 20 years of real estate experience investing in U.S. markets, and will be based in the firm’s New York headquarters. Diller will report to James P. Flynn, President and CIO at Hunt Real Estate Capital.
“Rachel was a member of our firm in 2008 when we were known as Centerline Capital Group,” noted Flynn. “She’s a seasoned real estate industry executive who brings knowledge, experience, passion and a personal drive for excellence back to Hunt. She has joined Hunt to help develop and expand our real estate equity investment capabilities.”
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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