2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Next Generation Honoree: Alexander Harrold Takes Reins of Matthews’ Industrial Division
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services’ Alex Harrold is an Associate Vice President and Senior Director of Matthews Industrial, a role in which he serves as a leader of the industrial division and specializes in advisory consulting and disposition of industrial properties nationwide. The 24-year-old’s exceptional success is due to a mixture of several factors, one of which is his entrepreneurial mindset.
Harrold leads a team of brokers who service top developers, REITs, and private clients across the country. As a top investment professional at the firm, he wears several hats, which include recruiting and training junior brokers, setting the vision for the industrial group, mentoring and growing internal industrial services, motivating and challenging the team, and participating in and attending CRE events globally.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Harrold to be one of the California 2019 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
On the deal front, Harrold has proven his mettle as well in his short three-year CRE career. He earned Matthews’ Rookie of the Year award in 2017. He also won the Matthews Sales Achievement Award, an award given only to the company’s top agents. Since 2017, Harrold has closed $120 million in sale volume, totaling in excess of two million square feet of real estate.
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.