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James Brannan Joins Transwestern in Chicago

Transwestern added James Brannan to the firm’s Chicago office as Vice President in the project management and development group. In this role, Brannan is responsible for expanding Transwestern’s services to include build-to-suit projects, renovations, workplace strategy, development opportunities, and tenant improvement assignments.

Brannan says, “This opportunity to grow the project management services line will only enhance our ability to serve our clients with the market insight and operational expertise that Transwestern is known for in the marketplace.”

Brannan was previously a Senior Project Manager at Savills Studley, where he oversaw more than 500,000 square feet of projects totaling in excess of $60 million. He brings more than 21 years of experience in project management consulting and facilities support efforts to Transwestern.


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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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