Michael Pottern is presently a Broker Associate at X Plus Real Estate. He brings a broad background and understanding of the rental process to the company. Michael was a co-founder of Apartment Savvy Chicago in 2004, he was an integral part of Apartment Savvy Chicago’s rapid growth. After selling his position in June of 2011, he chose to join the X Plus team because of its boutique business appeal, that features experienced career-oriented agents who specialize in customer service and satisfaction. Concurrently he was asked to be an advisor and partner with Project Travel, a tech start-up that helps youth travel organizations measurably increase students recruitment, retention and recommendations.
Michael is a native of Denver, Colorado. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he double majored in Real Estate Land and Urban Economics and Marketing. He has held positions at a number of prominent national real estate companies including Sullivan Hayes Realty, one of the foremost real estate brokerage houses in Denver which specializes in shopping center development. He has worked in the property management aspect of residential real estate for Joy Realty in Boston, MA as well as in commercial real estate management at SENTRE Partners in San Diego, CA. His entrepreneurial nature drew him back to the Midwest, where he enjoys Chicago for its energy, diversity and opportunities for both his personal and business pursuits. He is a dedicated, friendly and hard-working individual who works diligently with the best interests of his clients as his number one priority.