Unimpeachable Real Estate Experts

Marjean Pountain, CPM®

Midwest Property Management Expert


Marjean Pountain is a self-employed property management consultant providing services to property owners and management companies. She also serves as an expert witness for legal and insurance professionals in matters associated with best practices and standards of care in real estate and property management.

With over 25 years in real estate property management, Ms. Pountain served as Vice President of Property Management responsible for over 7,000 units of residential housing and over one million square feet of commercial space for a large southeastern Wisconsin real estate company.

Pountain earned her CPM designation in 1991, and has been active with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) ever since, recently serving as the chair of the national Ethics Committee. She currently serves as the Regional Vice President for Region 9, overseeing IREM chapters in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Marjean Pountain is a member and active in additional real estate organizations which includes the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW) and Apartment Owners and Managers Association (AOMA). She also finds time for volunteer work including Meals on Wheels, and serves on local community boards which include Friends of the Sheboygan Marsh and Elkhart Lake Public Library.

Special Qualifications

  • Property Management - Midwestern United States
  • Slip & Fall, Snow and Ice
  • Premises Liability
  • Tenant Screening
  • Fair Housing
  • Tenant and Landlord Rights
  • Security and Lighting
  • Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and On-site Practices
  • Landlord Tenant and Vendor Disputes
  • Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities
  • HUD and Tax Credit Housing

Curriculum Vitae

Career Experience
  • Pountain Partners, LLC - Consultant, Trainer, Mediator, 2008-present - Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Robbins & Lloyd Career Training Institute - Part-time Trainer, Real Estate Licensing & Continuing Education, 2001-present - Milwaukee, WI
  • Ogden & Company, Inc., AMO® - Sr. V.P./Corporate Adviser, 2007-2008, Vice President/Director Real Estate Management Division, 1997-2007 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Eastmore Real Estate - Vice President, 1995-1997 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Grootemaat Corporation - Property Manager, 1986-1995 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Carnahan Corporation - Property Manager, 1980-1986 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Heritage Bank of Milwaukee - Assistant Cashier, Mortgage Lending, 1976-1980 - Milwaukee, WI
Testimonial Experience
  • Six depositions
  • One trial
Reports Written on the Following Topics

• Safety Regulations • Tenant and Landlord Rights • Standard of Care, Property Management • Premises Liability • Security and Lighting • Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and on-site Practices • Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities • Security Deposits • Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM) • Fair Housing • Gross Negligence

Professional Certifications and Licenses
  • Certified Occupancy Specialist designation, since 2002
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation, since 1991
  • Licensed as a Wisconsin Real Estate Broker/Member Board of Realtors, since 1980
  • National Association of Realtor’s - Mediation/Mediator Training Program, 2008
  • Institute of Real Estate Management - Real Estate Management Courses, 1987-1990
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College - Real Estate Law & General Courses, 1978-1980
  • American Institute of Banking - Banking & Finance Courses, 1977-1979
  • Patricia Stevens Career College - Public Relations Degree, 1974-1975
  • Lena-Winslow High School – Graduate, 1971
Contributions to Profession and Community
  • National IREM® Executive Council, Education & Ethics committees
    o Regional Vice President, IREM® Region 9
    o Chair of National Ethics & Discipline Committee
    o Chair of National Ethics & Discipline Committee
    o Achieved ranking in Top Ten IREM® instructors
    o IREM National Instructor Training Program
    o Instructor of IREM® course: “Professional R.E. Ethics”
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout Property Mgmt. Advisory Committee
  • TheoPRO Group, Inc. (Tax Credit Compliance Services) Alliance Partner
  • Premier Management, St. Paul, MN Executive Advisory Committee
  • Marquette University Mentor Program; mentoring R.E. business students
  • City of Milwaukee Prop. Mgmt. Training Program Board of Directors