Kite Continues to Fly Disposition Flag, Sheds Assets Valued at $121M
Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust reported a number of asset dispositions as part of its first quarter update. Subsequent to quarter end, it sold four non-core assets for $121.3 million, for total sales to date of $134.8 million. The REIT also placed under contract an additional $162.4 million in dispositions.
Kite Realty Group Trust’s John A. Kite says, “We had an extremely productive quarter on the leasing front, executing 95 deals for approximately 642,000 square feet, which is more than a 30% increase in GLA volume compared to Q4 2018. As for our disposition efforts, we have closed $135 million to date and have made significant strides toward our goal of generating between $350 – $500 million of sales before year end.”
Kite also sold one non-core asset for $13.5 million, and acquired the Pan Am Parking Garage in Indianapolis for $29.5 million.
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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