Westcore Lands Vertical Farmer Plenty Unlimited at Industrial Asset
Bay Area-based Plenty Unlimited signed a 10-year lease to take Westcore Properties’ entire 94,875-square-foot warehouse development project currently under construction in Compton, CA. The vertical indoor farming company will take occupancy at 126 E. Oris St., which is slated for completion next month.
The Class A building’s ceilings soar to 32 feet making the facility a good match for the vertical rows of sustainably grown, leafy greens, like kale, Plenty will cultivate at the property.
Plenty will make a multi-million-dollar investment into the build out and technology for the farm at the Compton property. The farmers growing technique requires a tiny fraction of the water and land of conventional farms, and allows plants to grow independent of seasonal or weather variations through use of hydroponics and LED lights. The controlled environment also eliminates the need for pesticides.
Savills’ Zack Jamail and David Gordon represented the tenant. Kidder Mathews’ Marc Bonando and Brad Connors advised the landlord.
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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.