When Jeff Kraemer founded Kraemer Development, it was built on his desire to develop, acquire and manage real estate. In 2013, Jeff made Kraemer Development his full time career and it has not only fulfilled a lifelong dream of Jeff's to start his own real estate development business, but been successful in creating and obtaining numerous exceptional properties. Kraemer Development is focused on excellence in development, management and real estate investing and Jeff continues to take pride in building a truly outstanding development company.
Jeff has spent years honing the skills needed to be a successful developer. Growing up in a commercial construction family (Kraemer Brothers, LLC) Jeff spent several summers learning the construction trade on the job sites. This experience not only taught Jeff how buildings were built but more importantly taught him the value of hard work and gave him a foundation on which to build his development business. As a real estate developer, understanding construction, costs, and conditions that impact the suitability of a property is a critical piece of creating a successful project.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse with a business degree, Jeff went to work for a senior housing developer. His work ethic and passion for developing projects gained the respect of his boss and soon Jeff was handling his own projects and learning the business with a hands-on approach. After about 3 years in the senior housing business, Jeff was hired by Raymond Management, an award-winning hotel developer and operator in Middleton. During his nearly 7 years in the hotel development business, Jeff was involved in a variety of projects ranging in size from $10 to $45 million. During that time, Jeff was responsible for sourcing development opportunities across the U.S., including site selection/acquisition, entitlements, feasibility, franchise selection, and negotiations. Jeff also had the good fortune to work closely with the owner of the company, from whom he learned a tremendous amount about the development business.
In addition, Kraemer Development believes in supporting the local communities. Jeff is involved in a variety of community activities, including being an active member of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce and has served on its Board of Directors.
Looking forward, the focus of Kraemer Development remains the same – we are interested in developing, acquiring and investing in quality real estate opportunities. We are proud of our commitment to excellence and we take great pride in what we create.