Charles Dunn Company expanded its leadership team with the addition of Kim Hillman as Managing Director in its Downtown Los Angeles office. Hillman, who joins from Colliers International, will focus on sales and leasing of industrial and office properties in the South Bay, San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire markets.
Hillman will also work on new business development, and expanding the firm’s market share for the office sector in the South Bay.
Charles Dunn Company’s Chris Runyen says, “Over Kim’s career, she has developed strong relationships within the real estate investor, tenant, developer and landlord communities, and is a very welcome addition to our Charles Dunn team.”
At Colliers she specialized in industrial and office investment sales and leasing in SoCal, along with development projects. She also held positions with NAI Capital and NKF. She brings more than 13 years experience in commercial real estate, and has participated in transactions totaling more than 2.6 million square feet.
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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