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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.  She is also an active investor in startups.

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

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