Mitchell Stays, Expands at University Research Park
Mitchell International, Inc. signed a new 16,457-square-foot lease expansion at University Research Park’s 110 Theory Dr. in Irvine, CA. The 63,412-square-foot building serves as the regional HQ for the San Diego-based auto claims handling and repair processes company.
JLL’s Curtis Ellmore and Damon Melda represented the tenant in the lease. The landlord, The Irvine Company, was represented in-house by Jeff Shaw and Mike Santley.
“Mitchell International wanted a space that could accommodate its recent and future growth but also provided abundant amenities for its employees,” said Ellmore. “After an extensive review of properties, Mitchell International decided that expanding at its existing building was the best option.”
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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