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  Vice President, Energy Sustainability Programs
  Global Workplace Solutions



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.


  Program Session
Thursday, April 27, 2017   •   3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   •   Salon III