MICHAEL H. KRUPA
Michael H. Krupa is President of Gemdale USA Corporation, a unit of Gemdale Corporation, one of Asia's largest and leading real estate companies. Prior to joining Gemdale in February 2013, Mr. Krupa served as Managing Director at The Milestone Group from March 2009 to February 2013, where he also served on Milestone's Investment Committee. From 2001 to 2009 he was an Executive Director in two divisions within UBS, including the UBS Investment Bank Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group, as part of the group’s Real Estate Private Equity Fundraising team, and at UBS Global Asset Management Real Estate, one of the largest global real estate fund managers. Mr. Krupa also served on the Board of Directors of Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc., the externally advised asset manager to two Tokyo Stock Exchange listed J-REITs, Japan Retail Fund as well as Industrial and Infrastructure Fund. Prior to UBS, Mr. Krupa also served in various real estate investment banking capacities at Salomon Smith Barney and one of its predecessors, Salomon Brothers, Inc., as well as at Kidder, Peabody and Company (now part of UBS) where he was involved in transactions exceeding $6 billion.
He is the author of numerous articles for leading real estate trade publications including, "Wall Street's Perspectives on the Self-Storage Industry", "Wall Street's Infatuation with the Assisted Living Industry", "Multifamily REIT M&A: When Will the Wave Begin" and "Marina Industry Consolidation: When Will the Wave Begin" and has spoken at numerous leading real estate industry conferences on such topics as Global Real Estate Capital Flows, REITs around the world, the Self-Storage Industry and the Senior Housing Industry.
He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of China Institute and is a past member of he Board of Directors of the National Multi-Housing Council.
Mr. Krupa received his BS from Northeastern University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a CPA and serves as Adjunct Professor of International Real Estate at New York University.