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Next Generation Honoree: Urban Renaissance Group’s Caleb Hurley Takes Initiative and Responsibility for Assets

Urban Renaissance Group’s (URG) Caleb Hurley, who serves as a Stationary Operating Engineer in Bellevue, is a driven self-starter who never fails to take initiative and go above and beyond. He has been with URG for five years, and has consistently shown he is well-suited for leadership.

He joined URG as a Maintenance Technician at the iconic Second & Seneca building in downtown Seattle, and has since advanced to Engineer II position at Eastgate Office Park, a four-building office campus on a 14-acre site in Bellevue. He hit the ground running in his new role, jump-starting important projects and familiarizing himself with the campus and its needs quickly. Hurley has shown himself to be a fast learner who has proven his ability to mentor new maintenance technicians and engineers.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Hurley to be one of the Seattle & Pacific Northwest 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.

Hurley recently stepped up and performed an Operational Audit without being asked, because he saw that there were issues that needed to be documented and addressed. He has consistently proven to be a motivated and task-oriented individual, who is eager to learn and take on more responsibility.

One of the ways URG seeks to differentiate itself is by treating each building as if it were their own. Hurley has truly embodied this approach at the properties he’s been assigned. He takes personal responsibility for how the properties look and feel, and how smoothly systems run in a way that is not common in the industry.


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About Dennis Kaiser

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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