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Trio Sign Creative Office Deals in San Diego’s East Village

Three new tenants signed leases at The Ratner, a 134,000-square-foot creative office project in downtown San Diego’s East Village. The building occupies a full city block between Park Boulevard and 13th Street, F and G Streets.

The tenants included:

– The Census Bureau will occupy roughly 10,000 square feet of newly-constructed space on the ground floor of the building. The tenant was self-represented, and the office is expected to open in mid-2019 and operate for roughly 18 months.
– San Diego-based Architects Local leased roughly 3,800 square feet of creative office space on the third floor. Strom Commercial’s Atticus Hickok and Jordan Williams represented the tenant.
– Hale Productions Studios, a full-service photography, videography and brand management company, expanded into 1,724 square feet on the fifth floor. The firm was self-represented.

CBRE’s Annie Caldwell, Jeff Oesterblad and Audrey Gompf represented the local landlord, Paragon Real Estate Investments.

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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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