Notable Commercial Real Estate Leaders: Pat Kressin

Vice President / GRAEF

  • Category: Notable Commercial Real Estate Leaders
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 26
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Graduate degree/university: Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture

GRAEF vice president Pat Kressin has proven himself to be a leader, go-getter, advocate and mentor to younger staff over his 26-year tenure with the Milwaukee-based engineering and consulting firm, according to colleague Justyce Dixon. 

Kressin leads business development efforts nationwide and many of the firm’s landmark projects. He’s had a hand in several high-profile Milwaukee developments, including the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Cudahy Gardens, Bayshore Town Center, Potawatomi Hotel, Komatsu’s South Harbor campus, Drexel Town Square, Milwaukee Lakefront Gateway Plaza and the Northwestern Mutual Tower.

“You will also find him coaching younger staff and serving as a sounding board to leadership,” said Dixon, corporate marketing and communications leader at GRAEF. 

Kressin is a member of many organizations and serves on several community boards, including American Society of Landscape Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, International Council of Shopping Centers, Commercial Association of Realtors, Western Golf Association, NAIOP, Urban Land Institute, Westown Association Board, Elmbrook Humane Society, Evans Scholar Alumni Association and Milwaukee County Zoo, and he serves as a Village of Elm Grove trustee. 

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