NKF expanded its retail team with the addition of a pair of capital markets leaders in Ontario. Mario J. Alvarez Jr. and Pablo Rodriguez join as Managing Directors, and will focus on enhancing the firm’s retail private capital investment sales and leasing throughout the San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, Coachella Valley and High Desert areas. Most recently, Alvarez and Rodriguez served as EVPs at NAI Capital.
Alvarez brings more than 14 years of experience, specializing in the sales of grocery and drug store-anchored shopping centers, community centers and single-tenant net leased assets. Over his career, he has handled in excess of $500 million in gross volume.
Rodriguez has more than 10 years of experience, and focuses on the sale of high-vacancy shopping centers, value-add properties, redevelopment opportunities and single tenant triple net assets nationally. He’s completed more than 150 investment transactions valued in excess of $400 million gross volume.
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.