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: Clients Count on Blanton Turner’s Nils Hostage for Asset Strategies, Business Plans
Blanton Turner’s Nils Hostage started out as a leasing agent at the firm’s largest residential community, and quickly grew into a financial analyst shifting to the company’s commercial team. After 1½ years in that role, his talent, skillset, ability to learn and obtain information at a rapid speed, along with in-depth knowledge of financial tools and industry software programs, helped him rise within the ranks at Blanton Turner to Finance Manager.
He now handles all financial analysis, budgeting, reforecasts, distributions, cash flow projects and monthly/quarterly/annual reporting. In addition, Hostage’s pace, attention to details and impressive knowledge of Excel has thrust him into a leadership role in all predevelopment and acquisitions covering proformas, due diligence and budgets.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Hostage 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.
Since the start of 2019, Hostage has been taking the primary point of contact lead with select clients from the financial end. Hostage brings a creative mind and unique ability to distill down complex financial information into an understandable and digestible format for clients. Asset strategy and business planning flow out of his ability to concisely and thoroughly communicate, provide accurate deliverables, and astutely understand the big picture on value-add opportunities.
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.