A Real Estate Merchant Bank


Conlon & Co. is an established, boutique real estate merchant bank providing our clients with custom-tailored solutions across a suite of services including financing, equity placement, development, portfolio management as well as commercial and residential brokerage. Leveraging our unrivaled network of curated, long-term relationships and experience enables our firm to provide our clients with return driven results for all their real estate needs.

Founded in 2000 by Sean Conlon, Conlon & Co grew from Mr. Conlon’s successful career in various aspects of the real estate business. Starting with his first company, Sussex & Reilly, Mr. Conlon set a new standard in real estate brokerage with his client-centric approach. Building upon this experience and leveraging his relationships within the market, Mr. Conlon began investing directly in real estate, putting together site assemblages, investing in commercial properties, and becoming one of the most active condominium developers in Chicago. His next ventures included the purchase of a title company, the formation of a real estate mezzanine lending fund and the creation of a new development company geared to the construction of holiday homes on Lake Michigan.

Growing on the success of these varied real estate enterprises, Mr. Conlon designed the firm to use the depth and breadth of real estate investment and consulting services that he could offer his expansive network of clients. Conlon & Co. leverages Mr. Conlon’s own expertise and a strong network of real estate and financial service companies to offer clients real estate investment, asset management, development and other related consulting services and does so both on an individual basis as well as through his real estate investment funds.

Conlon & Co is made up of a team of dedicated professionals who share Sean’s ideals as well as his strong work ethic that has made his endeavors to date so successful. The Conlon & Co team has experience spanning across the entire real estate spectrum, including acquisition & disposition, land entitlement, horizontal & vertical development, property & asset management, marketing, financing and leasing. It is this depth and breadth of experience that allows Conlon & Co to offer a wide range of innovative services and deliver superior results on behalf of our clients.