Valent Takes 97K SF at San Ramon’s Canyon Corporate Park
Valent U.S.A. signed a 96,535-square-foot lease at Canyon Corporate Park in San Ramon, CA. The 20-year deal with the crop protection firm represents the largest new R&D lease in the Tri-Valley since the second quarter of 2016.
NKF’s Dan Watson, Dave Bruzzone and Dan Dowd represented the landlord, a joint venture of Cannae Partners, LLC and New York Life Investors on behalf of an institutional investor.
Valent’s move to the two-story, free-standing building at 4600 Norris Canyon Rd. represents a consolidation of its Dublin and Walnut Creek operations. Canyon Corporate Park, which is now 100% leased, offered a location between the existing operations while meeting the specific high-end R&D needs of Valent.
The owners purchased the Canyon Corporate Park, a three-building property built in 1984, out of default in 2014.
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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