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30 July 2015 Press Release
CHICAGO, IL (July 30, 2015) – A venture led by Sean J. Conlon has acquired a River North loft building that will serve as the new headquarters for the developer’s various real estate interests. The buyer, an affiliate of Conlon & Co., paid approximately $6.55 million. It was represented in... [Read More]
15 July 2015 Crain's Chicago Business
Sean Conlon has bought a River North building known for the chest-thumping gorillas that live inside and a giant red-eyed tree frog perched on its roof. A venture led by the Chicago real estate investor has paid nearly $14 million for the building leased to the Rainforest Cafe, the touristy jungle-... [Read More]
02 April 2015 Press Release
Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded CONLON one of its prestigious Affiliate-of-the-Year Awards for 2014. The award was presented during Christie’s International Real Estate’s annual Global Agents Conference, held March 25-26 in Beverly... [Read More]
01 March 2015 Press Release
CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate hosted a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the opening of its first north suburban office.    About 100 people attended the Feb. 26 event at the new CONLON/Christie’s location at 565 Lincoln Ave., near Green Bay Road and Elm... [Read More]
01 March 2015 Press Release
CONLON Commercial is marketing full-floor office condominiums in a high-rise across from the Willis Tower. The units are located in a 19-story building at 318 W. Adams, between Wacker Drive and Franklin Street, in the Loop, says CONLON Commercial Managing Director Marcus Cook, who is co-listing... [Read More]
16 February 2015 Press Release
Real Estate investor Sean Conlon has found a tenant for a vacant River North building, less than two months after he paid $6 million for the property best known as the former home of trendy eatery SushiSamba Rio. In a deal brokered by CONLON Commercial, Scottsdale, Arizona-based restaurant... [Read More]
08 February 2015 Press Release
  The owner of the Fireplace Inn, an Old Town bar and restaurant that’s best known for its ribs, has hired CONLON Commercial to sell the building and the business. The Novak family has owned and operated the eatery at 1448 N. Wells St. for nearly 50 years. The asking price is $7 million. The... [Read More]
25 January 2015 Press Release
CONLON Commercial represented Ghiradelli Chocolate in a recent retail lease transaction on the Magnificent Mile. The chocolate and ice cream company leased about 7,000 square feet in the south tower of the iconic Wrigley Building, 400-410 N. Michigan Ave., says David Goldberg of CONLON Commercial... [Read More]
31 December 2014 Press Release
  A venture led by well-known real estate investor Sean Conlon has acquired a River North building best known as the former home of trendy eatery SushiSamba Rio. Conlon & Co. acquired the two-story commercial property at 504-512 N. Wells St., between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street, on... [Read More]
28 October 2014 Press Release
Bill Rancic recently sat down with Sean Conlon, co-founder and chairman of CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate, to talk about mobility, risk taking and the unlikely career path Conlon has traveled. When he arrived in Chicago, Conlon, an Irish native, had almost no money in his pocket. His... [Read More]