Toledo, OH-based Welltower Inc. expanded its team with the addition of Ayesha Menon and Edward Cheung as SVP’s of Investments. Menon will direct strategic investments and platform alignments across the portfolio. Cheung will oversee the Welltower’s Canadian portfolio, and will direct investments in seniors housing and medical office segments across North America.
Menon joins from Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company, where she served as Director of Real Estate Investments. She oversaw real estate finance operations, and worked closely with the firm’s innovation leads to facilitate technology innovations in real estate and infrastructure used in the development of smart cities and buildings.
Cheung joins from BFIN, a Brookfield company, where he served as a Managing Partner. He managed Structured Finance Advisory and M&A service lines in the U.S. and Canada, and led various transactions in the public and private real estate markets.
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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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