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Connect Media – About Us

Daniel CenicerosPresident

Daniel Ceniceros

Daniel Ceniceros is the President and Founder of Connect Media Company.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has 20 years of experience in commercial real estate branding, media, advertising and events. His focus has been on creating technology experiences for news delivery, data and analytics, and marketing for commercial real estate owners, developers, investors, and brokers. Daniel has an extensive network in California and national commercial real estate and is known as strategic thinker and advocate for his clients.

In his years of experience, he has created some of the most successful conferences in the country and has a wealth of experience working with all sectors of the industry and property types.

He was named by the News Funnel as one of their 2015 21 Tech Leaders to Watch, and by CapStak as one of the 35 Power Players in CRE Tech.

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Sarah QuinnVice President

Sarah Quinn

Sarah Quinn is the Vice President for Connect Media Group and leads the events team and handles the day to day operations for the company.

With experience in sales and marketing, she has been in the commercial real estate industry for five years. She has served as a director of marketing for a CRE data & technology company and previously was a senior conference manager & account manager where she was the primary point of contact for conferences, market research, speaker recruitment and marketing development. She has developed marketing programs for hundreds of clients.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McGill University and is on the board of CREW Los Angeles and a member of NAIOP.

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Stephanie PlattnerCreative Director

Stephanie Plattner

Stephanie Plattner is the Creative Director for Connect Media Group and focuses on the development of strategic brand positioning, creative design, property marketing, and the creation of social and online promotional campaigns on behalf of clients.

Prior to joining Connect, she was Global Creative Director for Cushman & Wakefield. In this capacity, she led a team of 70 designers and was responsible for developing the first global brand identity for the firm. Additionally, she launched the firm’s first globally integrated digital marketing platform. Prior to C&W, she worked in the architectural, fine arts, media and retail sectors leading marketing and creative brand strategies.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a member of the AIGA.

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Joni MargottaDirector of Sales, Southwest

Joni Margotta

Joni Margotta is the Director of Sales, Southwest for Connect Media.
As a successful market leader in Texas, her passion and expertise is bringing C-Suite business leaders together and connecting businesses with target audiences across many media platforms. Joni is affectionately known as a “people connector” and has earned a reputation as a “go to person” for market intel.
Joni joins Connect Media after many years with BISNOW Media, where she successfully opened, developed, and grew multiple markets. In her position, she brought together commercial real estate professionals through events, digital newsletters, and a wide range of marketing solutions for a strategic multi-touch approach.
She has been in the commercial real estate industry for over eight years throughout Texas markets and is active in The Real Estate Council, CREW, and NAIOP, and ULI.
Her markets of expertise span: Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, as well as large national accounts.

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Liz LeDouxConference Producer, Southwest

Liz LeDoux

Liz is the Conference Producer, Southwest for Connect Media. She is responsible for the procurement of new business and the expansion into the Texas market.

Prior to joining Connect Media, she was an office broker for Colliers International and was responsible for both the sales and project management aspect of her team’s portfolio.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.

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Amy Wolff SorterContent Director, National and Texas

Amy Wolff Sorter

Amy Wolff Sorter is the Content Director, National and Southwest for Connect Media. Amy is responsible for curating national commercial real estate stories and trends, and presenting them to Connect’s readers. Additionally, she assists with Marketing Solutions by creating white papers, articles, emails and more for corporate partners.

Prior to joining Connect, Amy was marketing communications director with Axiometrics in Dallas, where she helped develop the research company’s marketing collateral, press releases, ebooks and blogs.

Previous to that, Amy was southeast editor for GlobeSt.com for close to a decade, during which she covered commercial real estate news in Texas and other southwest states. Additionally, she was a regular contributor to Real Estate Forum and Real Estate Southern California. An award-winning journalist, Amy has written for a variety of regional and national publications.

Born and raised in Chicago, Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Roosevelt University, and studied direct marketing and journalism at Northwestern University.

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Dennis KaiserContent Director, California

Dennis Kaiser

Dennis is the Content Director, West for Connect Media. Dennis Kaiser is responsible for Connect Media’s editorial operations and is involved in a range of strategic initiatives ranging from content development, Social Media and marketing services. Kaiser has spent more than 36 years in journalism and integrated marketing communications.

The former Los Angeles Times writer also operates a communications consultancy for consumer, technology and entertainment brands. He’s recently managed a marketing integration program for JLL’s national retail group, led regional public relations in Southern California for CBRE, and directed the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest.

He’s worked at such agencies as Macy + Associates in Playa del Rey, Idea Hall in Orange County, Bob Gold PR in Redondo Beach, Off Madison Ave in Phoenix, and Thwaites Communications in London.

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Bendix AndersonContent Director, New York

Bendix Anderson

Bendix Anderson is the Content Director, New York City for Connect Media. He has written about commercial real estate, economics and policy for nearly two decades.

His work has appeared in Urban Land Magazine, The Commercial Observer, PERE Magazine, National Real Estate Investor, Multifamily Executive, Shopping Center Business, Seniors Housing Business, Tax Credit Advisor and others.

For nine years, he was a staff writer for Hanley Wood Business Media, covering the multifamily housing business and affordable housing policy for Apartment Finance Today and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine.

He was nominated for a Maggie Award from the Western Publishing Association and contributed to work recognized with a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award.
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Daniella SolowayContent Marketing Manager

Daniella Soloway

Daniella Soloway is the Content Marketing Manager for Connect Media. Daniella is responsible for editorial and marketing services. She produces Connect’s Weekender edition, edits and distributes Connect Daily, manages internal and external marketing initiatives, and email marketing.

With experience in Ad Sales at ESPN and marketing at Participant Media, she combines a TV network background with a passion for writing.

She has earned two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Communication and one in Management Science from University of California, San Diego.

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Christina CahillConference Coordinator

Christina Cahill

Christina is the Conference Coordinator for Connect Media. Christina is responsible for producing Connect Conferences, with a main focus on events in California.

With experience as the marketing coordinator with Colliers’ corporate marketing team in Seattle, Christina has helped bring many CRE events to life. Additionally, with her digital marketing background from Microsoft, she helps execute Connect Media’s email marketing strategy and social media accounts.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Washington State University.

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Michael ReikenDirector of New Media

Michael Reiken

Michael is the Director of New Media for Connect Media. Michael handles facets of creative video production for Connect Media and their client-base.

He is a passionate visionary with creative direction oozing from his veins. Michael helmed his video marketing company in Australia before moving its operations to Los Angeles. He has developed online video content, luxury and commercial real estate videos, commercials, social media videos, custom promotional videos and much more for numerous global brands.

His seasoned background in Journalism, Communications and Marketing strengthens his knowledge of creating dynamic content.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Film and a Post Graduate Degree in Media Communications.

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Robert FranssenDigital Media Specialist

Robert Franssen

Robert is Digital Media Specialist for Connect Media. Robert oversees Connect Media’s digital online content for Connect Media, as well as designing for their Marketing Solutions clients.

Robert Franssen is an alumnus of UCLA’s Visual Communications and Computer Graphics certificate programs, and has many years of experience in the graphic design community. He has been involved in a broad range of projects, including web design, social media and email marketing, SEO and SEP, traditional print design, publication advertising, signage, presentations etc.

Robert’s career is highlighted by his role as the new media director for two Westside advertising agencies, Weston|Mason Marketing and RAP Communications for nearly two decades, both specializing in real estate development clientele. He was honored for the Best Logo at the prestigious Élan Awards, as well as awards at both Élan (2001) and The Nationals (2003) for Best Website for the The Weston Group and Brookfield Homes, respectively.

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