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Mill Creek Residential Begins $100M Berkeley MF MXU

Dallas-based Mill Creek Residential broke ground on Modera Acheson Commons, a mixed-use apartment community in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. The $100-million community will add 205 apartment homes and 14,000 square feet of retail space near the UC Berkeley campus.

Located at 2133 University Ave., the property will consist of studio, one, two and three-bedroom homes in four buildings. Community amenities will include two rooftop decks that include barbecues and fire pits. Residents will also have access to a 24-hour club-quality fitness studio, spacious clubhouse, WiFi lounges, and controlled-access garage parking. First move-ins are anticipated for mid-2020.

As part of the development community, the developer will restore the Acheson Physicians Building, originally built in 1908, into residential loft-style homes as part of historic preservation efforts. Modera Acheson Commons will also contribute more than $4 million to the city’s affordable housing trust fund.

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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.