John Kropke is a Partner of The Townsend Group and a Portfolio Manager within the Special Situations Group, which invests globally across all property types, executing via co-investments, joint ventures, programmatic ventures, recapitalizations and secondary acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Kropke is a Portfolio Manager for several discretionary investment funds. Since 2011, Townsend Special Situations has invested in excess of $4.5 billion in investments across more than 100 investments.
Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 2011, Mr. Kropke was a Portfolio Manager with Gramercy Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust, where he was responsible for a portfolio of commercial assets located in the Southeastern U.S. Prior to Gramercy, John was Vice President of Acquisitions at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, an owner, operator, and developer of office properties in the U.S. At Mack-Cali, John was responsible for the firm’s acquisition and disposition activities. John also worked within Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s Real Estate Investment Group, where he was responsible for asset management and equity transactions in the Northeastern U.S.
Mr. Kropke received a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University and a Bachelors of Arts from the Miami University.