Kidder Mathews Plants Flag in Downtown Los Angeles
Kidder Mathews opened its newest office on the 27th floor of Brookfield Properties’ iconic 52-story Figueroa at Wilshire building in DTLA. The new space was designed to accommodate roughly 45 people. So far, 22 professionals and staff have relocated from the firm’s Commerce and Los Angeles offices into the space at 601 South Figueroa St.
Kidder Mathews’ Robert Thornburgh says, “We are very excited to have a new office in downtown Los Angeles as part of our long-term strategic growth plan. With 20 offices in all the major markets on the West Coast, we are in a unique position to better serve our clients and team of real estate professionals.”
The Seattle-based firm recently expanded into the Glendale/Tri-Cities market, adding a veteran team of five including Bill Boyd and Linda Lee, as well as a newly-built office in El Segundo that was kicked off by the addition of Luke Staubitz, Harvey Beesen and Andrew Dilfer.
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.