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JLL Handles New Orleans Self-Storage Development Site Sale

York Developments purchased a 1.16-acre land site in New Orleans with plans to develop a three-story, Class A self-storage facility. The project is envisioned for 836 climate-controlled units that will be branded under SpaceBox Storage.

The site at 1125 S. Liberty St. is within a Qualified Opportunity Zone. The infill location in New Orleans’s CBD has 300 feet of frontage along the south side of Earhart Boulevard (Pontchartrain Expressway Frontage Road), where traffic counts exceed 151,000 vehicles.

JLL’s Steve Mellon, Brian Somoza and Greg Riera marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Baranof Holdings.

Mellon says, “York Developments is developing SpaceBox Storage in an infill location with excellent exposure in a dense, growing market with limited supply. The lack of supply in the immediate area due to the countless challenges new development faces made this land site that is already fully entitled and permitted for a self-storage development attractive.”

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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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