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MBK Rental Living Acquires 14.5 Acres in Santa Maria for New Community

Irvine, CA-based MBK Rental Living acquired a 14.5-acre site in Santa Maria, CA from Easton Plaza, L.P., and plans to develop a 318-unit multifamily project. Azure will include two and three-story luxury garden-style apartments in a growing community near retail, restaurants and U.S. 101.

MBK Rental Living’s Craig Jones says, “Azure will provide new apartments in a market where quality of life and new jobs are attracting new residents, but where rental housing is in short supply.”

Shared amenities at the new community will include two pools, two hot tubs, a dog park, sports court, a fitness center, and playground. Grading of the site is anticipated to begin this spring, and leasing is expected to begin in mid to late 2020.

It is MBK’s first community in Santa Barbara County.


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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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