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Newmark Promotes Andy Bratt to Partner

San Francisco-based Newmark producer Andy Bratt was promoted to partner and a principal with the independent commercial mortgage banking firm’s Newport Beach production office. Bratt focuses on CRE finance needs of clients located throughout SoCal, as well as nationally.

Newmark’s Michael Heagerty says, “Newmark is a unique platform in commercial mortgage finance in that we are privately owned and managed by our now 16 partners who are all also direct producers. We are unlike the majority of other real estate platforms owned by banks or Wall Street firms, where chasing IPOs or quarterly earnings seem to be their primary focus.”

Active in the commercial mortgage banking industry since 2004, Bratt has been involved in nearly $800 million in loan transactions during his career. He has been instrumental in arranging multifamily, industrial, retail, office, and self-storage loans. Transactions have included construction, bridge, and permanent loans as well as joint venture structures.

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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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