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: Mike Longo’s a Top Performing Builder at CBRE
Mike Longo is an investment sales professional and part of the CBRE Investment Properties Institutional Group, a unit responsible for helping to manage the disposition of institutional commercial property across the West Coast. Longo specializes in complex institutional commercial transactions in Southern California.
Together with his regional partners, Sean Sullivan and Todd Tydlaska, he oversees a team of 10 investment professionals. Since joining CBRE in 2010, Longo has been involved in more than $12 billion of commercial investment sales. Some of the significant recent transactions include the $215-million sale of Glendale Plaza, the $182-million disposition of 6500 Wilshire, the sale of 400 S. Hope for $335 million to CBRE Global Investors, and the sale of the Farmers Insurance HQ for $91 million.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Longo 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.
While Longo has achieved tremendous transaction accomplishments, he is also active in the local community. That includes part-time teaching at USC and Loyola Marymount, regular participation in industry panels, multiple charity organizations, to the CBRE mentor program. Longo is clearly interested not just in real estate, but helping his community grow and in creating a network of opportunities for younger professionals.
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.