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Illumina Expands into New UTC Manufacturing Facility

Illumina significantly expanded its manufacturing capabilities with this week’s opening of Building 6, a 295,000-square-foot facility at its Golden Triangle Campus in San Diego. The $40-million building was developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, and increases its UTC HQ campus to nearly 800,000 square feet.

The biotech company says the five-story building is key to its growth. The facility, which houses research, development, oncology, genetics and reproductive health operations, provides space and equipment needed to research and develop new products. It includes two-levels of underground parking, a high bay warehouse wing with covered shipping and receiving docks, and a manufacturing and office tower wing.

Illumina is the largest biotech company in San Diego County, regionally employing nearly 3,000. San Diego has provided $1.5 million in tax breaks to Illumina over a 10-year period.

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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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