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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]
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]