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Transformational South LA Project Approved

The LA Planning Commission approved The Reef, PHR LA Mart LLC’s proposed mixed-use project that includes more than one-million square feet of new space and more than 1,000 apartments and condos. Plans also include a 208-room hotel, more than 100,00 square feet of retail and restaurant space, as well as outdoor plazas, a farmers’ market and public gardens.

The West Block portion of the nearly 10-acre site is slated to be built first. The existing 861,162-square-foot, 12-story Reef building remains as a “creative habitat” of the West Block. A public paseo connects ground-floor retail, restaurants, and a gallery.

Two residential towers, one 35 stories and the other 32 stories, are planned for the East Block. It includes a landscaped paseo through the site, with a public terrace featuring a cafe and outdoor seating.

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser


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About Dennis Kaiser

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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