Robert J. Krueger is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Brennan Investment Group. He is responsible for industrial property transactions in Central Florida. Mr. Krueger is among the most accomplished industrial professionals in the Florida market, with 37 years of experience in construction, development, and acquisitions. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Krueger was the key executive in building First Industrial’s portfolio in Central Florida. During his tenure with First Industrial Mr. Krueger acquired and developed over 5 million square feet of industrial and flex space in the Florida market for tenants such as Home Depot, J.C. Penney, Caterpillar Tractor, Haverty’s Furniture and Walgreen’s. Before leaving First Industrial, Mr. Krueger was in charge of managing First Industrial’s Florida portfolio of nearly 3 million square feet, and 821 acres, in Tampa, Orlando and Miami.
Based in First Industrial’s Tampa office, Mr. Krueger started his First Industrial career as Senior Regional Development Officer for the Florida region, with the additional responsibility to oversee construction of First Industrial’s major projects throughout the United States. He came to First Industrial in 1997 through the company’s acquisition of Thompson-Kirk Properties (TKP), where he was Vice President and General Manager of TKP’s construction company.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Krueger served as Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Properties at Florida Design Communities and, previously, worked with Cadillac Fairview Industrial Development.
A member of the 2009 NAIOP National Board of Directors and past President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Mr. Krueger is also an active member of the Real Estate Investment Council (REIC), NAIOP Build to Suit Forum and Leadership Tampa Bay. In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Krueger was named Developer of the Year by the Tampa Chapter of NAIOP.
Mr. Krueger earned a Bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering from Marquette University in 1972. He is a licensed real estate broker, a licensed professional engineer in Florida, Hawaii and Wisconsin, and holds a Florida Class A general contracting license.