Leadership

John Kropke Principal

John Kropke is a Principal of The Townsend Group and a Portfolio Manager within the Special Situations Group. Mr. Kropke focuses on global investment activities including co-investments, joint ventures, and secondary acquisitions.

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 US. Prior to Gramercy, John was Vice President of Acquisitions at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, an owner, operator, and developer of office properties in the US. 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 US.

Mr. Kropke received a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University and a Bachelors of Arts from the Miami University.