JLL Capital Markets expanded its SoCal team with the addition of commercial real estate industry veteran Derek Landry. He joins the company as an EVP in Orange County from CBRE Global Investors, where he served as a Managing Director of Portfolio and Asset Management.
Landry brings more than 20 years of CRE experience primarily as a principal, with roles in portfolio and asset management, acquisitions, capital raising, finance and dispositions. His experience ranges the risk spectrum from core to value-add and development.
As a senior member of JLL’s Capital Markets platform, Landry will be primarily focused on office investment sales in Southern California. He is based in the firm’s Irvine office, and will partner with G. Ryan Smith.
His career includes positions at TH Real Estate (formerly TIAA), Max Capital (now Monday Properties), and Rockwood Realty Associates. He began his career with Florida homebuilder, WCI Communities.
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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