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Lee Appoints New Leader in Newport Beach, Grows Brokerage Team

Lee & Associates named Chris Coyte president and managing director of its Newport Beach, CA operations. It also expanded its brokerage team with the addition of Robert Goodmanson and Brad Schneider, who join from CBRE.

Coyte, a 28-year CRE veteran who has been with the company since 1989, replaces Steve Jehorek, who stepped down as president after 22 years, though he remains with the firm. Coyte’s experience includes investment sales, selling and leasing industrial buildings and build-to-suits.

Goodmanson brings more than 36 years to his new role at Lee, including 33 years with CBRE, focusing on industrial and flex properties. He’s represented more than 1,300 different landlords, buyers and tenants, encompassing more than $1 billion in transaction consideration.

Schneider began his CRE career in 2010, and worked with Goodmanson. He specializes in leasing and selling industrial and flex buildings in West Orange County and Santa Ana.

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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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