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Next Generation Honoree: Jake Niles Leads Passco Companies into New Territory

Jake Niles brought extraordinary intuition, analytical skills, and drive – demonstrated through his ability to quickly close multifamily deals just a few months into his role at Passco Companies as Director of Acquisitions, West – positioning him for a very bright future in commercial real estate. He previously served at the Irvine, CA-based investment firm as a senior acquisitions analyst.

Within less than six months of taking on the new role, Niles sourced and closed the acquisitions of two luxury multifamily assets totaling 630 units, with a combined transaction value exceeding $130 million, with an additional acquisition in the pipeline. His immense drive is further illustrated by the fact that he managed to seamlessly complete most of the work involved in these transactions during a transition period, when he was essentially fulfilling two roles – acting as his own analytical support before his previous position was filled.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Niles 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.

Niles’ fresh perspective and approach has led to the acquisitions of two exceptional multifamily communities in the state of Texas, a region where Passco had not found as much opportunity over the past several years. His extraordinary insight and achievements, as well as the value he has brought to the firm, have earned him a role at Passco typically reserved for professionals with much more experience in the field.


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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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