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% through clear member communications and well-defined customer service programs, managed staff during two CEO transitions 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 4 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 recently honored as a 2016 PowerBook finalist 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. Additionally, she often supports and participates on behalf of the Board of Directors at Vital for Colorado and sits on the executive team at the Colorado Real Estate Alliance.