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Kidder Mathews’ Robert Thornburgh Installed as SIOR President-Elect

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) installed Kidder Mathews’ Robert G. Thornburgh as 2018 President-Elect. The installation took place during the recent SIOR Fall World Conference in Chicago. Thornburgh will assume the presidency of SIOR in Fall 2018.

Thornburgh says, “I am honored to be a part of this extraordinary organization and serve as president-elect of SIOR. I look forward to working closely with our board of directors in the coming year, as we pursue new industry-leading initiatives that benefit our members and the CRE community.”

Thornburgh is a member of Kidder Mathews executive leadership team, as a partner and executive vice president. He is directly involved with the firm’s overall vision, growth, and strategy. Before joining Kidder Mathews, he was previously the CEO of Heger Industrial (now Kidder Mathews). His highly successful and respected career spans more 20 years of commercial real estate service.

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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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