Insurance Broker Claims 70K SF at Brookfield DTLA Tower
Lockton signed a 70,000-square-foot lease at Brookfield Office Properties’ 777 South Figueroa, a 52-story, Class A building in DTLA. The world’s largest privately-held independent insurance broker’s Pacific operation is relocating in February 2019 after 20 years at Ernst & Young Plaza. During that time, it has grown from 46 associates and annual revenues of $7 million, to more than 700 associates, eight offices, and annual revenues topping $185 million.
Lockton’s Timothy Noonan says, “Given the shifting landscape of today’s office use, the flexible, technology-centric design of our new Los Angeles office will foster greater connection, collaboration and innovation, which are key tenets of Lockton’s entrepreneurial culture.”
JLL’s Christina Noonan, Tony Morales and Maureen Hawley represented the tenant. Brookfield was represented in-house by John Barganski, Marin Turney, Rachael Zanetos and Ian Gilbert.
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.