Executive Vice President of Investments & Development
Area of Focus
John, in his role as the Executive Vice President of Investments & Development at Auro Hotels, prioritizes smart growth across various avenues such as new acquisitions, and 3rd party hotel management. He achieves this through the cultivation of relationships and the extension of their scope and influence.
Previously, John provided advisory services that encompassed investment valuation, asset management, real estate development, capitalization planning, transaction structuring / re-structuring and strategic plan development and analysis. With an expert focus in the lodging and seniors’ housing industries, he has experience with day-to-day asset management, renovation planning & execution and capital planning strategies on a portfolio of properties valued at over $500 million, and transaction services leading to the acquisition or recapitalization of over $2 billion of assets across multiple sectors.
Mr. Krueger earned his Bachelor’s degree at Duke University, where he was a four-year starter for the Blue Devil football team and team captain during his senior year. Upon graduating, he taught math and coached various sports at several high schools across the country before transitioning to a career in commercial real estate investment. Mr. Krueger’s intellectual curiosity led him to further his professional education at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Crummer School of Management at Rollins College, where he participated in executive MBA and merger & acquisition programs.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Mr. Krueger’s career has taken him to North Carolina, California, Kentucky, New York and Florida, before landing in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. He married his college sweetheart and together they enjoy the challenges of parenting four children. And continuing his passion for coaching, Mr. Krueger has led the Walton Junior Lacrosse program, Walton High School Tip Off club and served on the board of a non-profit organization focused on after-school character development programming in elementary aged children.