Thomas Kramer – ‘TK’
Entrepreneur – Global Networker – Philanthropist – Real Estate Visionary
Thomas Kramer ‘TK’ is a German-born real estate developer and venture capitalist, noteworthy for his part in the redevelopment of South Beach, Miami, Florida. He is also a well-known high society figure and philanthropist, the Thomas Kramer Foundation is his main charitable vehicle.
Thomas Kramer entered the Miami real estate market in the early 90s, purchasing large portions of South Pointe, the southern tip of South Beach, for $45 million. Prior to the spate of development kicked off by Kramer’s high profile investments, South Pointe was known as a high-crime poverty-stricken area. It is now a hot living destination for the wealthy. Condominium units in the upscale high rises sell for millions, and South Pointe is home to the tallest buildings south of Manhattan. The development has changed the area in a pedestrian-friendly, low crime neighborhood.
Thomas began to invest his money in stock options while he was still at school, making his first million DM at the age of 17. After completing his schooling, Thomas studied at the Johann von Goethe University in Frankfurt and later at Harvard University. At the beginning of the 1980s, he worked as a trader in New York and successfully predicted one of the biggest stock market crashes of all times in 1987.
Thomas is a noted philanthropist and the Thomas Kramer Foundation has supported many local and international charities donating millions of dollars to aid organisations such as: Make-A-Wish, Kristi House or Red Cross.
He often donates the use of his Star Island estate for charity events like the “Give a Lift for Paralysis Benefit” gala.
His real estate brokerage firm TK International Realty utilizes his vast network of friends & business contacts to buy, rent and invest in commercial and residential real estate in Miami Beach and beyond.
Internationally TK is working on several large -scale projects:
- The Safe Island Project in Karachi, Pakistan
- A major mixed use tower project in Germany
- Pre-development stages in the Middle East & Asia
- Another is a mega development in Brazil, containing Five Star Hotels, high end residential towers and luxury shopping
- Software design of future application for the real estate brokerage community
- First hand knowledge of Miami’s social scene, allows Thomas to explore his own app development