Breakfast at the BMC Featuring John Kratzer
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre
The Breakfast at the BMC distinguished lecture series was launched by the Burnham-Moores Center in 2007 and has featured renowned speakers, including philanthropist Ernest Rady, CB Richard Ellis CEO Brett White, Singapore’s GIC Real Estate president Seek Ngee Huat, former MLB Commissioner Peter Ueberroth and Janet Yellen, vice-chair of the Federal Reserve, among other exceptional individuals.
This year, John Kratzer, president and chief executive officer of JMI Realty, is responsible for the firm’s overall strategic direction of JMI, including all transactional and capital market activities will be teh featured speaker of the event. Over the past decade, his numerous achievements include leading the 26-block master planning and development effort that ultimately created PETCO Park, which serves as the centerpiece of what is a $2 billion urban redevelopment effort in downtown San Diego.
Prior to joining JMI Realty, he was co-founder of Homegate Hospitality Inc., where he directed the company’s operations, including the development and construction of over 3,000 hotel rooms. Under Kratzer’s leadership, the company grew from a private start-up to a publicly traded company and ultimately merged with Prime Hospitality. From 2001-08 he was an active member of the Burnham-Moores Center’s Executive Committee of the Policy Advisory Board.
The event will be moderated by Dennis Cruzan, principal at Cruzan/Monroe Investments and a member of the Burnham-Moores Center’s Executive Committee of the Policy Advisory Board.