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Transwestern Appoints New Presidents for East, West Regions

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Houston-based Transwestern Commercial Services created a broader, three-region approach designed to inspire high performance, capitalize on synergies and enhance client connectivity. Bruce Ford was named President of the East Region, and Chip Clarke has been named President of the West Region.

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Transwestern’s Tom Lawyer says, “Both Bruce and Chip are proven real estate leaders who empower teams, anticipate client needs and foster collaboration to deliver the very best solutions. These are the qualities that will help us grow market share in some of the country’s most vibrant, multi-faceted markets.”

Ford, who previously served as President of the Southeast, assumes responsibilities for offices throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Clarke assumes responsibilities for offices throughout California, Arizona, Colorado and Washington. Having served at Transwestern for nearly three decades, he has held senior leadership positions that have included local, regional and national oversight for all the company’s service lines.

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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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