SAP Signs at ATL’s Avalon, Hines-Cousins JV 93% Leased
Atlanta-based Cousins Properties and Houston-based Hines signed a new 10-year lease totaling 43,800 square feet with SAP at 8000 Avalon in Atlanta. The 224,000-square-foot, Class-A office development is now 93% leased.
Hines and Cousins developed the $73 million project, which was completed in June 2017. The enterprise application software firm will consolidate employees from two Alpharetta locations at the new facility.
Hines’s John Heagy says, “We believe the successful development and lease-up of 8000 Avalon represents a significant milestone for the Avalon mixed-use community. We broke ground in March 2016, and today, 60 days after delivering the project, we are 93% leased.”
8000 Avalon is a nine-story office building at the 86-acre, mixed-use Avalon development in North Atlanta that includes 580,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and a 330-room Hotel Avalon and Alpharetta Conference Center.
JLL’s Gregg Metcalf, Tim McCarthy and Ryan Fetz represented the tenant.
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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