CBRE’s Golf & Resort Group completed the sale of three golf courses in SoCal. The group’s two most recent transactions occurred in the Coachella Valley at Palm Desert Resort Country Club and the Gary Player Course at Mission Hills North (pictured). A third course, Bright’s Creek in North Carolina, also sold.
Palm Desert Resort Country Club is a semi-private golf club. The club’s championship golf course is complemented by a 42,000-square-foot clubhouse that features two banquet halls and restaurant that seats 120 guests. CBRE represented the buyer, the Palm Desert Resorter Homeowners Association.
The Gary Player Course at Mission Hills North was designed by World Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player in 1992 near the Westin Mission Hills Resort. The clubhouse, parking lot and entrance are situated on an adjacent 20-acre parcel. CBRE represented the seller, Clearview Hotel Capital.
CBRE’s Jeff Woolson says, “These are difficult times to be sure, but deals are getting done by motivated sellers. Investors are active, and we expect to put several more properties under contract this summer.”
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.