Kris Kral joined RIPCO Real Estate opening the company’s Tampa, Florida office in 2021, bringing with him a long career in commercial real estate, CRE lending, and specialization in national and regional tenant representation.
Prior to joining RIPCO, Kris was with The Shopping Center Group for 10 years, providing site selection services for multiple national and regional tenants along Florida’s west coast. He has also worked with Delhaize America, where he focused on new store development in the southwest Florida, Atlanta, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets and 7-Eleven in southwest Florida. Kris’s current clients include Ross Dress for Less, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Romeo’s Pizza, Full Speed Automotive, Brew Dog, Station and Kaufman & Jacobs. He has worked with Aldi, Save A Lot, Jason’s Deli, Costa Vida Fresh Mexican, Miller’s Ale House, Top Golf, LA Fitness, My Salon Suite and rue21.
Kris is a Certified Commercial Investment Member designee and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has his Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business and graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.