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Next Generation Honoree: Kyle Kite Flies High at Lake Union Partners

Kyle Kite is known as a bright, outside-of-the-box thinker who brings unique approaches to problem-solving and deal-making to Lake Union Partners, an urban real estate firm specializing in residential mixed-use and commercial projects in metropolitan markets throughout the Pacific Northwest. The acquisitions associate consistently and creatively connects with all members of the real estate development chain, from land owners to brokers, consultants and other developers, to bring deals together that otherwise would not work.

His creativity and thoughtfulness around what pencils for all parties allows Lake Union Partners to perform work many others either won’t look at or have been unsuccessful at. His background in debt financing has been instrumental in bringing an understanding to the parties involved in a transaction, especially what financing restrictions make a deal work.

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

Kite is responsible for sourcing new acquisitions, conducting feasibility and market analysis, as well as developing complex financial models from inception through stabilization. Even though he is regularly the youngest person in a room, Kite’s knowledge, command of subjects and willingness to listen has proved instrumental in some of the firm’s successes. By combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his debt background, Kite has provided creative structures and partnership opportunities to the firm.


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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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