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ViaWest Completes 106K SF Build-to-Suit for PODS in Arizona

ViaWest Group completed a 106,000-square-foot build-to-suit project for PODS in Chandler, AZ. The building was developed following PODS’ purchase of the land off Arizona Loop 202 Freeway in 2017 from ViaWest Group for $2.15 million.

ViaWest Group’s Gary Linhart says, “By collaborating with the team at PODS, we were able to build for them a property that suits their exact business needs, while planning for maximum residual building value should their needs change in the future.”

Kidder Mathews’ Aric Adams represented PODS. Cushman & Wakefield’s Mike Haenel, Andy Markham, Will Strong and Phil Haenel brokered the transaction on behalf of ViaWest Group.

PODS will be relocating from its current location in Mesa. The new facility has capacity for roughly 1,600 PODS inside the warehouse, as well as an external stacking area.

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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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