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Santa Barbara County MF Debuts

Irvine-based MBK Rental Living opened Azure, a luxury garden-style apartment community in Santa Maria. The new Santa Barbara County lifestyle rental community is comprised of 318 studio and one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences at the 14.5-acre site at 703 E. Meehan St.

MBK Rental Living’s Craig Jones says, “Azure combines rustic style with modern sophistication while providing residents a long list of lifestyle comforts including options for roomy interiors for working from home and extensive, amenity-rich outdoor spaces.”

The Central Coast community has open floor plans with vaulted ceilings, wood-style flooring, wall-controlled ceiling fans, gas ranges, stainless-steel appliances, as well as technology-ready pre-wired spaces, and covered patios with storage rooms.

Amenities include a modern farmhouse-style clubhouse with entertainment kitchen, two resort-style swimming pools surrounded by covered cabanas and firepits, two spas, an outdoor ping pong table, horseshoe pit, traditional and Santa Maria-style barbeque grills, a 24-hour fitness center, futsal sports court, bocce ball court, two playgrounds, dog park and pet spa, and a business center.

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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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