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RIPCO Hires Kris Kral as Broker in Tampa

RIPCO Real Estate has hired Tampa Bay-based broker Kris Kral. In his new role, Kral will concentrate on both tenant representation and providing advice and leasing expertise to owners of strong local and regional properties.  The region he covers is central and southwest Florida including Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota and Naples.

Prior to RIPCO, Kral was a broker at The Shopping Center Group, and worked at Delhaize America and 7-Eleven developing supermarket and convenience store locations. He earned his Master of Science in Real Estate from University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.

“My instincts told me to reach out to RIPCO as I believed my local knowledge and their way of doing business would mesh. I met with the partners and we struck an arrangement quickly,” said Kral. “There has been a great diversification of retail uses throughout Florida, and I aim to capitalize on those opportunities at RIPCO. For instance, we anticipate continued demand for supermarkets, boutique fitness concepts and quick-service restaurants, to name a few.”


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RIPCO’s Kral

About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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