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PUMA Establishes New North American HQ in Boston 

PUMA North America Inc. plans to consolidate two offices in the Boston area into a new 150,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Somerville, MA in 2021. The 300,000-square-foot transit-oriented development is being built by Federal Realty Investment Trust, and is located at 455 Grand Union Blvd.

“We’re excited to bring together our talented North American employees in Somerville, a diverse, vibrant city that reflects our values and culture, and will allow us to retain and recruit the best talent across our front and back-end operations,” said PUMA North America’s Bob Philion. He notes the sports company intends to grow its workforce at the location by more than 20% to 550 positions.

The HQ will have a 19,000-square-foot roof deck, complete with a recreational area and basketball court. Employees have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, an on-location kids room, ample bike storage and a 2,300-square-foot balcony.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Michael Joyce represented the tenant, while JLL’s Joe Flaherty advised the landlord.


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About Dennis Kaiser

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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