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13 December 2016 Bisnow, Chicago
The Talbott Hotel, which Sterling Bay and Conlon acquired in a JV in August 2015, is closing next month so ownership can give it a major overhaul. And it's going to be a costly one. Sterling Bay estimates the renovations will cost up to $20M, according to Crain's. Principal Matt Menna said the... [Read More]
08 December 2016 Crain’s Chicago Business
A year after buying the Talbott Hotel, the owners plan to shut down the Gold Coast property next month for a $20 million renovation. The 16-story hotel at 20 E. Delaware St. will close Jan. 1 and is expected to reopen in May, the owners said. The “former owner has created an exceptional brand and... [Read More]
22 November 2016 Crain’s Chicago Business
New York real estate developer Donald Trump had “The Apprentice.” Now Chicago developer Sean Conlon has “The Deed.” That's the name of a real estate reality television show co-hosted by the colorful Irishman that premieres in March on CNBC. Like Trump, Conlon is getting into show business after... [Read More]
22 November 2016 Chicago Tribune
Sean Conlon, the Chicago real estate mogul who went from being a janitor in 1990 to running a successful and diversified real estate business, is the latest hometown businessman to become the star of a CNBC reality show. Conlon, 47, will star in "The Deed," a show that will follow him rescuing... [Read More]
06 July 2016
Chicago real estate investor Sean Conlon has filed a lawsuit against owners of the Chicago Sushi Samba franchise that once stood on the property he now owns in River North. The suit filed in the Chancery Division of Cook County Court accuses Sushi Samba’s New York-based owners and other investors... [Read More]
06 June 2016 Bisnow Chicago
The story of Conlon/Christie’s International Real Estate's Melissa Archer-Wirtz's rise up the company ladder to become the firm’s new COO is a story that reads like a fairy tale, or a blockbuster movie. Melissa (pictured at Conlon's Gold Coast offices) has been with Conlon since day one, when she... [Read More]
30 October 2015 Crain's Chicago Business
The Talbott Hotel is headed for a new look after it was acquired by an eclectic investor group that includes two well-known Chicago real estate firms, actor John Cusack, former hockey star Chris Chelios, businessman Bill Rancic and billionaire hotel investor John Pritzker. A venture of Sterling Bay... [Read More]
16 October 2015 Financial Times (
For decades, Chicago’s central South Loop neighbourhood was largely ignored by property developers who turned their gaze to more attractive areas of the city. Characterised mostly by unused warehouses and barren parking lots, the district struggled to attract sustained investment as other areas... [Read More]
04 August 2015
Achievement Asset Management CEO Joe Scoby steered UBS through the 2008 fiscal meltdown. Now he’s putting skin in the real estate game, JV’ing with Conlon Commercial founder Sean Conlon, with three closed deals (including one announced today) and $100M more in the pipeline. Joe has advised Conlon... [Read More]
04 August 2015 Crain's Chicago Business
A venture of Chicago-based Conlon & Co. paid about $6.55 million for a River North loft office building, where the real estate firm will move its headquarters from the West Loop. The venture bought the four-story, 52,000-square-foot building at 401 W. Ontario St. on July 30 from Schaumburg-... [Read More]