CBRE named Mike Ruppert as managing director of the firm’s Asset Services business line for the Los Angeles region. Ruppert (pictured right), a CBRE veteran who is rejoining the firm after a two-year hiatus at JLL, will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic direction and day-to-day leadership for 40 million square feet of space managed on behalf of building owners and investors.
CBRE’s Robert Peddicord says, “[Mike] is a tremendous addition to our team in this region, and will help create exceptional outcomes for our investor-focused clients who are looking to optimize their properties or portfolios in every stage of the real estate life cycle.”
Ruppert, who will be based at CBRE’s DTLA HQ, was with CBRE as senior managing director of Strategic Accounts and Investor Services between 2007 and 2015, and served in senior-level management roles with Trammell Crow Co. and Arden Realty Inc. ‘
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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