Boston-based Longpoint Realty Partners closed on its inaugural real estate private equity fund, Longpoint Realty Fund I, LP with $280 million in equity commitments. The fund received broad support from a diverse mix of U.S. and Europe-based investors who understand the nexus that exists between the retail and industrial sectors.
Longpoint’s Dwight Angelini says, “We focus on the convergence between the retail and industrial sectors, which is generating attractive investment opportunities. Our understanding of the fundamental changes in consumer behavior and its impact on an evolving supply chain, gives us insight into our tenants’ practices and the property-level specifications required to grow NOI and asset value.”
Through its value-add operating platform, Longpoint invests primarily in underperforming industrial properties and neighborhood shopping centers in select U.S. markets. The fund is approximately 25% invested, with a portfolio that includes 15 assets totaling roughly 1.8 million square feet.
*Pictured: Country Isles Plaza, a 110,000-square-foot Publix-anchored retail property in Ft. Lauderdale.
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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