Our People

Peter Colovos

Principal

Peter Colovos has a favorite credo-it’s IBM’s Watson, “Think.” This mantra exists in every real estate project Peter and his team is involved.

Founding Prairie Real Estate Group in Chicago, IL in 1994 was a culmination of transforming Peter’s passion of architecture construction and real estate experience into a career. Matching the right business with the optimal space is essential and what Peter has been doing in real estate since 1980. Creating the optimal combination/blend of good architecture and design product that enhances their tenants’ quality of life is the keystone of The Prairie Real Estate Group.

Born in Chicago, Peter’s fortitude and strong desire to learn afforded him exposure to all facets of real estate ranging from complex construction to investments and acquisition. Peter has a keen sense of creative adaptive re-use of existing properties as well as rehabilitation and revitalization.  Using his experience from Chicago and other large and small vibrant urban centers, Peter offers a smart and innovative urban twist to his properties which is reflected in the design and construction of each unique space.

Working with a team of like-minded professionals, Peter and his group strategically seek out properties in areas where perhaps others may not realize the potential.   Prairie Real Estate Group has commercial and residential real estate investments throughout the Midwest.

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Christine Wilke

Operations Coordinator

As Operations Coordinator for Prairie Real Estate Group, Christine Wilke is responsible for managing the Benton Harbor office. She also has several other roles within the organization including tenant development and marketing of Prairie Real Estate Group’s properties.  Christine also manages broker relationships as well as public affairs.

Thriving in a fast moving and ever changing atmosphere, Christine’s 20 plus year background in office administration, sales forecasting, special event planning and facilities management is a perfect fit for Prairie Real Estate Group. Her sense of urgency and ability to accurately assess situations is essential in quick resolutions.  Christine’s skillful way of working with people and building strong professional relationships contributes to Prairie Real Estate Group’s over arching goals and growth. 

Throughout her career, Christine has supported executive teams and CEOs of local organizations. Christine is adept at making certain that the smallest of details are given attention and anticipates needs before they arise.  As a member of the Prairie Real Estate Group team, Christine’s insights and experience are important to the overall strategy of revitalization through commercial and residential real estate investments.

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Cynthia Brown Colovos

Secret Weapon

Until June, 2013, Cynthia Brown Colovos spent 20 years helping to grow Mickey’s Linen, the family business that her father built, and she ran with her three brothers.  After retiring, Cynthia took on the role of assisting her husband, Peter Colovos, at Prairie Real Estate Group.  Cynthia brings to Prairie a unique skill set of knowing what data is needed to run a successful business and how to apply technology to capture it and measure it.

Aside from her business and technology skill set, Cynthia is all about helping create a collaborative work environment that is organized, efficient and productive while never losing focus on making an impact on the community and the environment.

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