JLL expanded its multifamily platform with the addition of 14 professionals across the West.
Joining JLL in Phoenix from Walker & Dunlop are Managing Directors Brandon Harrington and Matt Steffen, who specialize in multifamily debt and equity nationwide. The pair (pictured above) bring more 25 years of combined experience, and have arranged more than $1 billion of financing in the past two years. Nearly 75% percent of the volume was financed with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Expanding JLL’s multifamily presence in Denver are David Martin, Pamela Koster and Mike Grippi, who join from Moran & Company. Together, they have more than 50 years of experience, and closed nearly $8 billion in multifamily debt and sales transactions.
Joining JLL in Seattle are Managing Director Jim Schneider and Vice Presidents Madeleine Roach and William “Wim” Roach.
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.