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San Diego’s Little Italy MF Starts Lease-Up

LMC commenced lease-up at Luma, a 24-story, 220-unit luxury mixed-use apartment community located in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. The LEED gold certified high-rise at 1440 Columbia St. has 4,344 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project was developed by LMC, a subsidiary of home builder Lennar.

LMC’s Ryan Gatchalian says, “The Little Italy neighborhood is one of the most distinctive in the nation, whether it’s the breathtaking views of the waterfront or the always bustling sidewalks and patios.”

Situated within walking distance to patio cafes, the area’s finest chef-driven restaurants and urban wineries, the tech-savvy community offers LMC’s exclusive Dream Suite by Lutron package, enabling residents to control lights, roller shades and Nest Wi-Fi thermostats from a smartphone. Offering studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a select number of penthouse homes, Luma will also have concierge services.

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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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