The Summit Group of KW Commercial

Chad Heer, CCIM – Managing Director

Chad has been a Full-Time Licensed Broker Since 2002.

Chad has expertise in Sales, investments, multifamily, leasing, tenant representation, landlord representation, business brokerage, and 1031 exchanges. Chad takes pride in working successfully with clients over many years and becoming their trusted commercial & investment real estate advisor.th Dakota and Iowa, before moving to the Twin Cities to begin school at the University of Saint Thomas. Chad joined Keller Williams Realty in 2014 to open a new SW Metro Market Center, which is now profitable and approaching 90+ agents. He became Managing Director of KW Commercial in 2015 and is responsible for growing Market Centers in both production and growth. He works closely with our Market Center leads, and is active in day-to-day commercial & investment real estate transactions with The Summit Group.

Chad’s Education: B.S. International Business & Spanish University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN), 

One-Year International Degree, Economics & Spanish from La Universidad de Granada (Granada, SPAIN), 

CCIM Designatio

n (2013) from The CCIM Institute; Financial and Market Analysis

Memberships & Associations:
Member CCIM Association and Designee (CCIM)
MN Commercial Association Of Real Estate (MNCAR)
Member National Association Of Realtors (NAR)
Member Minnesota Association Of Realtors (MNAR)
Member Minneapolis Area Association Of Realtors (MAAR)
Member Minnesot

a Real Estate Club (MNREC)
Member Minnesota Real Estate Investors Association (MNREIA) Member

Julie Schwartau – Director of Marketing & Social Media

Operations Mgr

Julie has been in real estate since 2017. She has a real passion for people and real estate. She values knowledge, relationships, and integrity. With over 20 years of experience in customer service, she is dedicated to providing superior service. In her free time, Julie loves traveling, spending time with her husband and two kids, being a hockey mom, watching football and hockey, and visiting local breweries with her husband.








Ted Westall – Associate

Ted is a partner with The Summit Group of KW Commercial MN and is part of Keller Williams Integrity Realty / KW Commercial in Edina, MN.  Ted focuses on Medical Office Buildings / Healthcare related buildings, tenants and portfolios.






Brian Potratz – Associate


Brian has been in commercial real estate since 2018. He spent the prior 15 years in resisdential mortgage. Brian was born in Zumbrota, MN, and later attended MN State – Mankato, earning a degree in marketing. He has a CCIM designation and a strong interest in investment sales. In his free time, Brian likes to spend time up north boating and snowmobiling, and is along time Gopher Football season ticket holder.






Jeff Zeitler – Associate

Jeff lives with his wife, Gita, and 2 children in the beautiful city of St. Paul. They have been investing in and improving retail and multifamily property since 2010. Jeff is also a licensed landscape architect in the State of MN. He loves gardening, discussing winemaking, and traveling whenever he can. Jeff and Gita opened Urban Forage Winery and Cider House in Minneapolis in 2015 and welcome visits by real estate agents, clients and everybody else.





Shannon Heier – Transaction Coordinator

Transaction Coordinator

Shannon began his career in real estate in early 2017. He has helped guide many buyers and sellers through the process of buying and selling a home. Along with experience in residential real estate, he has also helped manage several investment rental properties throughout the metro area over the last couple years. He has a true interest and passion for real estate, which shines through in his work ethic. In his free time, you can find him traveling, hiking in nature, playing in several bands, attending concerts and giving back to his community.



Josephine – Inside Sales Associate

Inside Sales Associate