Michael Groppi leads CBRE’s Global Energy &
Sustainability implementation team. In that capacity he is responsible for the
delivery of energy and sustainability solutions to CBRE clients, investigation
and deployment of cutting edge technologies and management of Global Energy
Services’ supplier alliances. His team provides a variety of data management,
utility bill payment, energy procurement, audit, assessment and LEED consulting
services as well as managing the implementation of major energy reduction and
Prior to joining CBRE Mr. Groppi was SVP
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 which 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.