NAI Hiffman is acquiring industrial real estate firm Nicolson Porter & List (NPL), merging the companies together under the NAI Hiffman brand and platform, effective immediately with full integration slated to be completed by March 1, 2019. The combined company will operate as NAI Hiffman, and will expand its footprint at its Oakbrook Terrace HQ to accommodate recent client and employee growth.
NAI Hiffman’s David Petersen says, “The merger of our firms allows us to remain independent, and deliver personal and adaptable services to our clients while remaining nimble.”
NAI Hiffman currently operates from 13 locations, with more than 160 real estate professionals throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area and the Midwest.
NPL is the oldest industrial real estate services provider in Chicago, with a rich history dating back to 1910. It shares a similar independent ownership structure as NAI Hiffman, and provides a very complementary service offering.
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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