Next Generation Honoree: Sarah Bohannon “Elevates” Game at NKF
NKF’s Sarah Bohannon specializes in tenant and landlord representation in office markets throughout the Silicon Valley’s Peninsula market. The strategic approach she now deploys has resulted in completion of more than 100 lease transactions totaling 1.2 million square feet and with a consideration of $700 million.
She is a member of the Menlo Gateway Project leasing team, and has been a part of the process starting with city planning, design development all the way through to lease negotiation and execution. That has encompassed several deals involving Facebook in Menlo Park totaling nearly 773,000 square feet of space.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Bohannon 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.
She continues to be a top contributor at NKF, ranking as a Top Producer for the past three consecutive years. She has also been nominated for the firm’s ELEVATE Rising Rock Star Award.
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.