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Kidder Mathews Appoints Frame CEO, Hatcher President & COO

Seattle-based Kidder Mathews completed its three-year succession plan and appointed the firm’s President and COO, Bill Frame, to CEO, and Brian Hatcher, former Regional President of Brokerage, to President and COO. Jeff Lyon, who has served as Chairman and CEO for 20 years, will remain Chairman of the firm.

Frame, who has been a top producing broker, has served on the board, and has had various leadership roles in his 28-year career at Kidder said, “This is an important period of expansion for our company, and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Kidder Mathews at such an exciting time. We’ve grown dramatically from four offices in Washington to 22 offices in five states with 900 people.”

Hatcher has been with the firm 23 years, nine of them as President of Brokerage, and has been instrumental in assisting with the firm’s strategy and growth. Hatcher will be responsible for the 450-person brokerage infrastructure and its growth across all regions and corporate operations. “We really do have an attractive culture here, and I’m grateful to have such a key role in upholding it. It’s long been the advantage that allows us to attract and retain some of the best professionals in the industry,” said Hatcher.

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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 integrated marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and public relations strategy. He is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, Social Media and content marketing services. Dennis’s communications background in the real estate industry includes working with many of the top real estate firms – from brokerage companies, developers, homebuilders, investors, owners, lawyers, asset advisors, lenders, architects and property management firms. • Marketed more than 1 Billion Square Feet of Office Space • 70,000 Multifamily/Condo Units • 15,000 Single Family Homes • 30 Million Square Feet of Retail Space • Representing Roughly $100 Billion in Investment 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. Dennis’s agency background on integrated communications teams at many reputable agencies and has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. He formerly was President of the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles of public relations professional, and served on the Board of Directors. He also taught a public relations extension course at Loyola Marymount University. Dennis’s 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.

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