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: Seattle Native Nate Fliflet Personifies Today’s Broker at Colliers
Colliers International’s Nate Fliflet handles leasing and sales assignments for tenants and property owners throughout the Puget Sound, with a concentration on serving clients with commitments and interests in the Bellevue, Eastside and south Sound markets. To some, he represents the personification of the next generation of Puget Sound brokerage leaders as a landlord agent, investment sales professional, and tenant representative.
Unico Properties and Goodman Real Estate are among the landlord clients who have trusted Fliflet, sometimes launching relationships with him via an off-market transaction he conceived, sold them, and brought to fruition. Fliflet also worked with Offerup to develop and implement a strategic real estate plan in Seattle that allowed for intelligent, staged growth as the company progressed from start-up to technology unicorn.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Fliflet 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.
Fliflet has represented numerous properties in Seattle as both leasing and sales agent since brokerage became his focus. These include the Seattle Design Center, Yale and Thomas Building, Colman Building and the Medical Dental Building. He also was part of a team that leased more than 200,000 square feet of space at Smith Tower, and later participated in the sale on behalf of Unico Properties for nearly $73.75 million.
Fliflet understands the impact even one person can make on the world, and strives to be an agent of change in his personal time. He cares deeply for his native Seattle, supporting numerous community endeavors and charities. He was recently named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Washington/Alaska Chapters Man of the Year for his advocacy and fundraising efforts for the organization, raising over $50,000 in 2019.
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.