Michael Groppi is responsible for CBRE’s global utility data aggregation/analysis system, the development of new energy and sustainability solutions, investigation of cutting edge technologies, and management of E&S supplier alliances.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Groppi was Senior Vice President of Energy, Sustainability and Technology Solutions for Grubb & Ellis where he developed and implemented energy and sustainability solutions for corporate clients. He was the co-author of a Strategic Energy Plan for Microsoft’s 15 million square foot Redmond campus and spearheaded Grubb & Ellis’ participation in DOE programs including the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance, Superior Energy Performance Partnership and Retuning. He has also been a frequent speaker on energy management topics in forums such as CoreNet, Realcomm and CoRETech. In an earlier position at Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Groppi led the Facility Resources Group, a centralized services team that included the National Call Center, Strategic Sourcing, Computerized Maintenance Management System deployment and professional engineering services.
Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Groppi was a Senior Project Manager at Sargent & Lundy where he led multi-disciplinary teams in the design of large fossil power plant projects.
Mr. Groppi is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as an MM in Finance and Economics from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.