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JLL Grows Retail Portfolio with Three Assets, Adds 10 Team Members

JLL expanded its retail property management footprint with the addition of 10 employees of The MGHerring Group, as well as three retail assets to its portfolio. The MGHerring Group CEO Gar Herring, joins JLL as SVP, Retail Development, and the general managers, accountants and operations managers at the assets will now become part of JLL.

The firm will now manage, develop and maintain tenant coordination on the more than 1-million-square-foot Silver City Galleria in Taunton, MA, and the 515,000-square-foot Market Street at Heath Brook in Ocala, FL (pictured); and develop and maintain tenant coordination on the 784,200-square-foot Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, TX.

JLL’s Greg Maloney says, “Over the past 35 years, The MGHerring Group has developed more than 30 major shopping centers and regional malls. Gar has been in the retail business his whole life, and brings an extensive background in real estate development, acquisition, leasing and financing to JLL.”

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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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