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Rick Eiseman Takes Operations, Fund Management Role at ElmTree

St. Louis, MO-based ElmTree Funds, LLC named veteran commercial real estate professional Rick Eiseman SVP of Operations and Fund Management. He joins from Gramercy Property Trust, and will be responsible for the asset management department, including leasing and disposition of properties, portfolio operations and property management functions.

Eiseman brings more than 20 years of experience, an intimate understanding of real estate markets, longstanding industry relationships, and a strong track record. He will also work closely with the firm’s investment committee to identify and evaluate investment opportunities.

ElmTree Funds’ Jim Koman says, “Adding talent like Rick, with his deep and highly-relevant experience and far-reaching industry network, strengthens our ability to grow our business and advances our investment goals.”

During his career he has been involved in the lease or sale of more than 10 million square feet of office, industrial and retail bank space, with a total transaction value exceeding $2 billion.

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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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