John Ollen Leaves Tishman Speyer for Brokerage Role at NKF
John Ollen, one of the commercial real estate industry’s premier leasing brokers, joined NKF as Executive Managing Director. He will be based in the Century City office and most recently served at Tishman Speyer.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Ollen has worked on some of the highest profile assets in the SoCal region. He brings tremendous knowledge of the Los Angeles market and has experience in leasing; acquisitions; design and ground-up developments; adaptive re-use projects; dispositions; and construction oversight of landlord build-to-suits, speculative suites and general office space projects.
NKF’s Phil Brodkin says, “John brings unmatched breadth and depth of experience, and his addition will broaden the services and capabilities we are able to provide to our clients.”
Ollen was part of the senior management team at Tishman Speyer and oversaw all leasing activity in SoCal. He has completed nearly 19 million square feet of transactions during his CRE career.
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.