Meet Porter Group

With his track record of high-level achievement, dedication and attention to detail, David Porter is the ideal partner to have on your real estate team to streamline what can be a stressful and complex process. Focused and competitive from his years in college and professional football, David prides himself on working fiercely for clients, while putting them at ease with his relaxed and friendly demeanor.        

David earned his BS at the University of Iowa while on a football scholarship. At Iowa, he served in a leadership council position and earned numerous honors including a team MVP, two All-Big Ten honors and an invitation to the NFL, playing initially for Green Bay and then for Buffalo and Indianapolis.     

Returning home to Chicago after his NFL career, David worked his way from salesperson to Vice President for a wholesale distribution company for MRO and construction supplies. David’s skills in contract writing and interpretation, P&L oversight, team management and training serve his real estate clients exceptionally well. David’s knowledge extends across the city of Chicago, and he loves to share his expertise on his own community, Chicago’s Lakeshore East, where he has called home for the past 15 years.  

The son of two parents who served in the Army, David was born in Germany and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. He has a deep appreciation and respect for different cultures and dealing with people from all walks of life.

Elif is a real estate professional with 10 years of experience working with Chicago Developers and foreign investors. She has worked on large scale residential projects and been involved in site selections, financial structuring, design, construction and marketing phases. Elif joined the Porter Group within @properties to offer her clients expert market knowledge and professional marketing using cutting edge technology. She believes that being a member of the Porter Group will enable her to provide her clients with the highest level of service in the industry.

Travis brings a strong work ethic, track record of success and a genuine commitment to outstanding customer service to his real estate business. Although a great deal of information is now available online, Travis believes that his counsel and client-centric approach are valued now more than ever. From renters and first-time home buyers to seasoned sellers, he makes it his top priority to understand his clients’ needs and concerns in order to make them as comfortable as possible through the process. When Travis is not doing something real estate related he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, loves checking out the city’s amazingly diverse food and craft beer scene or can be found at a ballgame or concert somewhere around town. 

Information is power in this business and Ryan’s goal is to provide clients with the information they need to make the right decisions. He has a background education in marketing and business, 15+ years of experience in mortgage lending, licensing education, property sales, management, maintenance and leasing. As such, Ryan brings a lot more than keys to his showings.

A Chicagoland native, Kalin grew up in Northbrook. She attended college at Arizona State University where she majored in fashion merchandising with an interest in interior design. After school Kalin worked as a concierge at boutique hotels in Manhattan, interned with Michael Kors in New York and modeled in Greece. Upon moving back to Chicago Kalin started a business as a professional organizer. Kalin is extremely personable, consistently exceeds expectations, fiercely advocates for her clients, and ensures they are satisfied. The most important thing to Kalin is building a nurturing and lasting relationship with her clients during the home buying or selling process and beyond. In 2016 Kalin Buer started her career in real estate and joined the Porter Group of @properties summer of 2019.

Louis earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Iowa while on a football scholarship and went on to play in the NFL for the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams. Louis prides himself on taking the knowledge and experience from his professional playing days, including honesty, commitment, hard work, attention to detail, and applying those qualities while working vigorously for you. Louis returned to Chicago, where he has called home for more than 20 years, and brought with him an extensive knowledge about the greater Chicagoland and West Ridge areas. With local leadership and national and international reach, he brings results to clients wherever their buying and selling goals take them.

Jack has been with @Properties since 2012 and joined Porter Group Real Estate in 2019. He moved to Chicago in 2011 after studying Geography and Gender Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University. Spending years in an admin role allowed Jack to see the inner workings and what happens behind the scenes in real estate. This knowledge has allowed him to translate seamlessly into the operations role for PGRE. When he’s not in the office or working with clients he’s most often either playing music or spoiling his two dogs.

Born and raised in Chicago and currently living in Evanston, Vashti’s city knowledge extends from Highland Park to Hyde Park. Her professional talents range from developing and sustaining employment for adults with special needs to ghost writing for legislators at The Michigan House of Representatives. The variety of experience Vashti has, allows her the privilege of having a unique set of skills, and a genuine connection with people from all walks of life. There’s nothing Vashti is more passionate about than helping people, and she is thrilled to transfer that energy to Porter Group Real Estate.