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West Chester, PA-based QVC’s first distribution center on the West Coast opened in Ontario, CA. The one-million-square-foot facility is being stocked, and will begin shipping out products this week.
The retailer now occupies Meredith International Centre’s newly constructed Building 7, and is expected to employ roughly 1,000 people by 2020. The LEED-certified facility utilizes high efficiency systems for lighting, heating and cooling, and features a rooftop 250 kW solar array.
The distribution facility handles QVC’s product lines for the western U.S., and is expected to cut delivery times by up to four days. Previously, orders were handled from facilities on the East Coast. QVC sells goods through a home shopping cable television channel and online website.
CBRE’s Mike Barker, as well as CBRE local market experts Erik Wanland and Jay Dick, represented QVC.Lee & Associates’ Chris Morrell, Michael Fine and Joseph McKay handle leasing at the development.
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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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