Trammell Crow Company (TCC) promoted John Balestra to Principal with the firm’s SoCal-Los Angeles Business Unit. The 30-year CRE veteran will continue to be responsible for sourcing and overseeing new industrial development and investment opportunities throughout the Greater Los Angeles market. He previously served as a SVP.
TCC’s Brad Cox says, “Since joining TCC’s Los Angeles team three years ago, John has opened the office to principal-based, vertical industrial development in one of the largest industrial markets in the country. His attention to detail, relentless problem solving, and sheer resolve make him a successful developer, along with his ability to create meaningful relationships with the local municipalities he works with, and a trusted advisor to our capital partners.”
Balestra is responsible for land and deal sourcing, financial analysis, due diligence, entitlements, debt and equity capital relationships, vertical development coordination and project leasing.
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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