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Nikita Rao Joins TH Real Estate’s MF Team from FCP

TH Real Estate, an affiliate of Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA, hired Nikita Rao as a portfolio manager for its multifamily housing sector strategy. She will help to oversee a $10 billion platform.

Working from TH Real Estate’s Washington, D.C.office, Rao will report to Rahul Idnani, Global COO and Head of Portfolio Management, and work closely with Jay Martha, the firm’s multifamily sector head.

“Nikita’s hire marks a significant milestone for our U.S. platform, as we deepen our sector and fund management expertise,” said Idnani. “Her knowledge of, and transactional experience in, the multifamily housing space will help us achieve investment excellence on behalf of our clients.”

She brings more than 15 years of real estate investment experience, including most recently at Federal Capital Partners, where she led portfolio management and fundraising/investor relations for its series of value-add multifamily funds and a core-plus multifamily separate account.

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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.

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