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Spaces Pre-Leases Renovated Office in Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy

The joint venture ownership of DivcoWest Real Estate Services LLC and Ocean West Capital Partners LLC reached a long-term agreement with coworking firm Spaces to lease three full floors at a seven-story office building in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The 123,062-square-foot property is undergoing a transformation to convert it into a boutique Class A office project.

Spaces pre-leased 43,540 square feet at 1420 Kettner Blvd, which is now known as Kettner & Ash. Penning its deal several months in advance of anticipated construction completion, Spaces represents the first official lease executed since the owners began recent reconstructive work at the building.

Improvements include a newly-renovated contemporary façade, featuring an energy efficient clear glass wall-curtain, a five-story LED panel array in the building’s atrium, and a large outdoor event patio on the third floor.

CBRE’s Peter Danna and Jeff Oesterblad represented the tenant. Cushman & Wakefield’s Derek Hulse and Philip Roberts represented the landlord in the transaction.


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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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