Downtown Aurora, IL
About Us

About JTE Real Estate Services

JTEs Real Estate Services’ mission is to create dynamic residential, mixed-use and commercial developments that provide positive impacts to communities, while utilizing designs that incorporate green building practices and sustainable materials. JTE Real Estate Services investment strategy is to acquire, entitle, build and hold developments for cash flow and appreciation and prides itself on a value-add platform. In addition, JTE Real Estate Services can provide end-to-end property and asset management, marketing, contracting and construction management services to support its own projects and those of third parties.

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Our Team

Meet our team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to make your next real estate project a success.

Michael Poulakidas

CEO, Project Development & Strategy

Mitch Rivera

Chief Operating Officer

Crystal Rollins

Director of Business Development & Marketing Strategy

Client Feedback

See what our clients are saying

Don’t take our word for it. See what our clients say about working with us.

I have worked with JTE Real Estate Services on several challenging projects, including the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the former Copley Hospital in Aurora. I’ve been impressed with their ability to figure out a way to get these complicated projects done by bringing the private and public sectors together.

Valerie S. Kretchmer
President

JTE Real Estate Services’ ability to develop and deliver on complex real estate projects makes them easy to work with. Their professionalism and commitment to their projects makes them a pleasure to work with!

Jack Cortese
Vice President

Michael Poulakidas

CEO, Project Development & Strategy

Michael utilizes more than 20 years of experience in business, contract and real estate law, and in asset management to oversee all aspects of real estate development including development, construction, management, and leasing.  Michael’s market knowledge and years of real estate experience are strong assets that allow him to problem solve by creating effective alternatives for complex development issues.  Michael spearheaded the team that redeveloped a historic 300,000 square foot, abandoned hospital campus into an innovative living community with multiple, in-demand uses including senior living (independent, assisted and memory care) currently in its final stages of development, a residence for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities, and a healthcare center.

Mitch Rivera

Chief Operating Officer

Mitch has been leading Operations and sales teams across the United States in both the banking & Retail industries for 25+ years. Mitch has also been involved in property management for more than 15+ years in both single & multi-family as well as commercial real-estate development and project management at all levels. Mitch has overseen the leadership role for as many as 75 locations with sales of more than $85mm and 500 employees.

Crystal Rollins

Director of Business Development & Marketing Strategy

Crystal is an accomplished strategic-thinking marketing leader with 20+ years of experience successfully driving business growth and customer value by aligning organizational goals, market opportunities, and business problem resolution.

Crystal has led product management, product support, client service, project management, retail business solutions, and product leadership for a Fortune 500 company and has experience working with industry publications, as well as supporting Wall Street reporting.

Crystal is also a content contributor/consultant on ACNielsen’s Consumer-Centric Category Management book published in 2006.