Katie Kruger is the CEO of the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors. DMCAR represents 2,000 commercial real estate professionals across Colorado.
Prior to joining the Association, Kruger was an account executive at a national agency, leading developers, builders and city officials, across the country, to create smart master planned communities. She also spent time directing marketing and sales efforts at McStain Neighborhoods, launching one of the country’s most sought green home builder brands of all time.
In the years leading up to Kruger taking the helm at DMCAR, she managed public policy and communications for both the residential and commercial sectors, representing the voice of real estate for the Metro area. During this time, she grew membership by 12% and helped guide the July 2012 creation and passing of the Broker Lien Law – one of the most supportive pieces of legislation passed in the name of commercial real estate in Colorado.
Upon accepting the CEO role for DMCAR, Kruger took the company on a four year tear, bringing a streak of growth that included a near 50% revenue increase and 40% uptick in membership. This gained DMCAR the national spotlight, bolstered Kruger’s teed up efforts for community support, and ultimately led the organization to become the largest commercial real estate group in the US.
Kruger was honored as a 2016 PowerBook Award recipient by the Denver Business Journal, and received the ACE Award from the National Association of Realtors for innovative management processes and extraordinary member service in 2012 and 2014. In 2015, she was appointed to the Colorado Association of Realtors leadership team to provide representation for CEOs in DC. She has served as a chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Council. Currently Kruger is the chair for the Colorado Real Estate Alliance, was selected for the 2019 Teach For American Champions Circle and she serves on the executive team for LIFT Colorado, an organization that aims to put pro-business candidates into elected office.