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01 June 2001 Realtor Magazine
"I wasn't as prepared as I thought," says Sean Conlon of his first year as the co-owner of Sussex & Reilly, a new residential real estate firm in Chicago. "We were prepared in terms of having a good business plan," says Conlon's partner, Frank Parkinson, "but we weren't prepared for the amount... [Read More]
01 June 2000 Realtor Magazine
My life is a Horatio Alger story," says Sean Conlon, director of sales and marketing at Sussex & Reilly in Chicago, of his stratospheric rise in the real estate world. Conlon, who is 31, arrived in Chicago from his native Ireland in 1990. After a year or two spent working as a janitor and a... [Read More]
01 February 2000 Metro Chicago
New real estate companies pop up in the Chicago area all the time. Usually, they arrive on the scene quietly, posing little threat to the big names of local real estate. But Sussex & Reilly, a new Chicago brokerage that officially opened in mid-January, is an exception for good reason. One of... [Read More]
01 February 1998 Chicago Magazine
Seven years ago, Sean Conlon was the city's newest Irish immigrant, pushing a broom at night for five bucks an hour. But then Chicago's real estate market began to boom, and Conlon caught the wave. Last year, he sold an astonishing $55 million worth of condos, an all-time record, here and probably... [Read More]