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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Taking 445K SF in Ashburn, VA

American Real Estate Partners (AREP) and Loudoun County finalized a 445,000-square-foot lease agreement with the GSA to bring the headquarters office for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) to the 1.9-million-square-foot American Square at Quantum Park in Ashburn, VA.

The agency will shift 3,700 Office of Information Technology (OIT) jobs to the 125.8-acre campus at 22001 Loudoun County Parkway. The 15-year lease consolidates CBP’s Northern Virginia IT offices including engineers, technicians, scientists and support personnel at the 12-building property.

AREP plans to complete $179 million in improvements to the facility, including building out the existing space and a new wing. The improvements are expected to be completed in time for the agency to move in 2020. The property is the former home of MCI/Worldcom, and houses Verizon Business.

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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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