The Grupe family has played an important role in the growth of Northern California since the Gold Rush. John Carsten Grupe came to California in search of gold in 1849.
For five decades, the experience and creativity of the Grupe team shaped the future and significantly contributed to the American standard of living. In our quest to build legacy communities of enduring value, we look for ways to create living environments of extraordinary beauty. Our communities incorporate that which is unique. In more than 12 master-planned communities, the company has created more than 50,000 homes in 35 cities nationwide, established more than 400 acres of lakes, preserved wildlife habitat areas and open spaces, created more than 200 parks and 20 miles of trails, and planted more than 500,000 trees. This creative approach translates into places people love to live – year after year, decade after decade.
Since 1987 SKK, owned and managed by Sotiris Kolokotronis, has been building communities that are lasting – from award-winning master-planned developments to neighborhood-defining urban core projects, to successful commercial centers that create revenues and vibrancy.
Based in Sacramento, California, SKK’s expertise in urban infill, mixed-use, mixed-income residential, ground up commercial and land development has created socially responsible, sustainable communities that stand up as models for smart growth.
Sotiris Kolokotronis has overseen 70 partnerships and joint ventures in a portfolio valued at more than $1 billion and has played a major role in bringing about the master planned communities of Laguna West, Natoma Station, Olympus Pointe in the Sacramento Region and Lexington Hills in Portland.