Phone: 847-767-7623


Barbara Montes, CPM®, CAPS®

Owner of APT Property Management Consulting

  • Over 25 years of experience in the real estate property management industry throughout the United States
  • CPM® (Certified Property Manager) accreditation from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) which certifies her to manage all property types including residential, student housing, retail, office, and industrial
  • CAPS® (Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor) accreditation from the National Apartment Association
  • Finance degree from FIU (Florida International University)
  • IL broker’s license
  • FL real estate salesperson’s license
  • Serves as a director on the board for NICAR (Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors®)

Throughout her career, Barbara has consistently earned her clients’ confidence and satisfaction with excellent customer service and increased performance of their assets. She helps her clients meet their goals by increasing occupancy, reducing operating expenses, challenging real estate taxes resulting in significant savings, and successfully coordinating revisions on insurance policies to mitigate risk. She is always grateful for the repeat business from her clients.

Prior to starting her own consulting business, Mrs. Montes served as Sr. Managing Director at a publicly traded real estate investment firm for 9 years. In that capacity, she oversaw the management, leasing, construction, and accounting activities of more than seven million square feet of commercial property (office and retail) and over 10,000 multifamily units throughout the United States.

Barbara’s passion has always been property management in the multifamily sector. In a prior role as Marketing Director for over 15 years, she oversaw and coordinated all of the marketing, advertising, staff development, and training for third party fee-managed multifamily assets. Mrs. Montes customized property marketing programs for each asset, set goals for the staff, assessed property performance in comparison to budget, and provided market research and due diligence services for property acquisitions.

Mrs. Montes was responsible for the creation and implementation of national marketing programs for a residential fee-managed portfolio. For the past 15 years, she has been successfully conducting training courses for leasing staff to sharpen their closing skills which result in increased occupancy.


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