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Walker & Dunlop Adds Leaders to Growing SoCal Property Sales Team

Blake Rogers

Alexandra Caniglia

Bethesda, MD-based Walker & Dunlop, Inc. expanded its property sales team in Los Angeles with the addition of Blake Rogers and Alexandra Caniglia. Rogers joins as Managing Director and Caniglia as Director. The pair will join and collaborate with the greater SoCal asset sales team, which includes Hunter Combs in San Diego and Javier Rivera in Los Angeles.

Rogers and Caniglia will be responsible for originating and executing multifamily property sales. Rogers will also be focused on helping grow the company’s presence in the West, and will join and serve on the Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales Executive Committee.

Rogers and Caniglia were part of JLL’s Capital Markets group, where Rogers led multifamily property sales and advisory in Los Angeles. They came on board when JLL acquired HFF in 2019. During their CRE careers, Rogers and Caniglia have executed more than $2 billion worth of multifamily properties for both institutional and private capital clients, representing more than 9,000 units.

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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.