Renee Betzelos


Renee co-founded ProTen Realty Group. During her 30+ years in commercial real estate, Renee has worked on transactions valued at over $3.5 billion. She has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate including corporate relocations, building purchases and sales, master planning, renewals, build-to-suits, dispositions and account management. Renee’s specialty is to troubleshoot on difficult transactions.  Prior to ProTen, Renee was in charge of the local operations of a national real estate firm, which she led to profitability within 10 months. Renee has spoken on many panels with the City and the State on the Boeing transaction.

Awards & Education

  • Nominated for “2013 Office Redevelopment 104 South Michigan Avenue” by NAIOP

  • Nominated for “2010 Broker Transaction of the Year: Downtown Office” by NAIOP

  • Recipient of 2001 Outstanding Achievement Award: “Bringing Boeing to Chicago”

  • BA (Honors Mathematics), MBA Northwestern University


  • Chicago ArchAngels- Active Investor

  • The Economic Club of Chicago   

  • Face the Future Foundation (UIC Craniofacial) –  Past Executive Board and Past Gala Chair

  • Northwestern University Council of 100; 1995 – 2012; Executive Committee 2002 - 2004