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ULI Northwest Plans Cascadia Disrupted Emerging Trends Conference

ULI Northwest’s annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate event is set to kick off this week. Cascadia Disrupted is a week-long, virtual conference that will feature thought leaders in the real estate and built environment industries from Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. In the remaining months of what’s been a chaotic 2020, this international webinar conference aims to move the region forward towards a revived, resilient, and equitable future.

The keynote address will feature a presentation of ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report. The report provides an outlook on investment and development trends, real estate finance, capital markets, property sectors, shifting demographics, and other real estate and land use issues.

ULI Northwest and ULI British Columbia assembled a panel of esteemed real estate leaders to respond to the report and discuss the latest issues in real estate and land use across the Cascadia Region.

Highlights of the week includes planned discussions with Vulcan, Inc.’s Ada Healey, Holland Partner Group’s Clyde Holland, Boston Properties’ Kelley Lovshin, CBRE’s Jeanne Marie Coronado, Gerding Edlen’s Carly Harrison, Microsoft’s Joel Combs, Salla Eckhardt and Irene Plenefisch, Downtown Seattle Association’s Jacqueline Gruber, Prosper Portland’s Roger Gonzalez and Sound Transit’s Sloan Dawson.

Throughout the week the conference will explore topics ranging from the industry’s COVID response to diversity and equity issues, and from leadership in turbulent times and economic resilience, to innovations in transit-oriented development, retail and the State of Seattle’s Waterfront.

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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