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: Kidder Mathews’ Michael Monempour Brings High Energy, Record-Setting Performance
Michael Monempour brings a high energy approach and deeply committed work ethic to delivering his clients the highest possible satisfaction in achieving their objectives. That approach has resulted in him emerging as is a top producer within Kidder Mathews’ 800 real estate professionals at the age of 27. He has become a leader on Los Angeles’ prime Westside marketplace for multifamily assets.
He recently set the record price-per-square-foot in the area involving the sale of 10448, 10456 & 10460 Santa Monica Blvd. for $9.4 million. The portfolio of properties was on the market for $8.7 million in 2014, though didn’t sell with a different broker. He also closed three deals in the span of a week earlier this year, also achieving record high prices.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Monempour 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.
This year alone, Monempour has sold six properties totaling $20,650,000. Throughout his entire three-year career, he has sold roughly $55 million in assets. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, Monempour began his CRE career at the Charles Dunn Company and immediately made an impact. He was named Rookie of the Year companywide within his first six months of being in the business.
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.