Spaces, an Amsterdam-based co-working concept, leased two floors at One Renaissance Tower in downtown Phoenix. The nearly 40,000-square-foot location will be the largest co-working space in Arizona when it opens in December 2017.
Spaces will occupy the 18th and 19th floors at 2 N. Central Ave. It will feature modern, high-tech private office spaces, dedicated work stations in communal spaces, informal and formal meeting rooms, on-site food and beverage amenities. Concierge-style hospitality services, such as dry cleaning and floral services will also be available.
CBRE’s Kevin Calihan negotiated the 13-year lease on behalf of Spaces. The upfront capital investment into the site will exceed $5 million. “Spaces is a huge win for Phoenix because it will directly foster the city’s growing ecosystem of startups, entrepreneurs and technology companies,” said Calihan.
There are more than two-dozen Spaces locations already open across the U.S., with another 100 slated to open.
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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