Lincoln Square Luxury

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CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate is marketing new luxury apartments in Lincoln Square, with monthly rents starting at $1,700.

Called Hutchinson Lofts, the 18-unit development is located at 4234 N. Western Ave., between Montrose Avenue and Irving Park Road, say co-listing agents Rich Kasper and Ellen Ness, of CONLON/Christie’s. The recently completed project is comprised of 12 units with one bedroom and a den and six with one bedroom. All have one bathroom and include heated garage parking. Rents start at $1,700 a month.

Twelve of the 18 units are still available.

“It’s unique to this neighborhood,” Ness says. “You don’t find a lot of new construction rentals in Lincoln Square, especially with this high-level of finishes.”

The units feature a spacious open floor plan, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer, built-in desks and private balconies. Other amenities in the contemporary brick-and-steel building include an elevator, attached, heated garage, an indoor bike rack and sound deadening partitions. It’s located about four blocks from the Brown Line. 

CONLON/Christie’s is best known for representing the buyers and sellers of the some of the Chicago area’s most expensive homes. But the Lincoln Square rentals are another sign of the boutique brokerage’s diversity.

“We’re always going to be known for our work with luxury homes– and that’s a good thing,” Kasper says. “But that doesn’t represent everything we do.”

Founded in 2009, Chicago-based CONLON has quickly become one of the city’s leading real estate firms with about 200 agents and offices in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Hinsdale and Winnetka. Since June 2013 it has been the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing a more national and global reach to CONLON so they may better serve their clients.

CONLON/Christie’s Takes the Plunge

Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga and about 20 CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate brokers and executives.

 Those were among the 4,500 hearty souls who dove into the icy waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday. Insanity? Perhaps.

But there was a method to the madness.

The 15th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge, at North Avenue Beach, raised $1.1 million for the Special Olympics, the most in its history, according to the Chicago Tribune.

This is the second year CONLON/Christie’s participated. “It was cold but it was fun,” says CONLON/Christie’s Principal Tim Sheahan.

In all, CONLON/Christie’s raised more than $10,000.

The CONLON/Christie’s  team included Benjie Burford; Drussy Hernandez; Melissa Archer-Wirtz; Anne Kavanaugh; Bridget Sheahan; Melissa Concepcion; Ellen Ness; Tim Knipper; Kevin Cibula; Dan Sullivan; David Funcheon; Zach Koran; Lisa Franqui; Fiona Conlon; Valerie Sancrainte; Rene Dombrowski; and Zach Koran.

The firm’s Rich Kasper and his daughter, Kylie Cunningham-Kasper, and Tim Sheahan and his daughter Morgan, also took the plunge, as did Vaughn, of “Wedding Crashers” fame, mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, and singer Lady Gaga and her finance, the actor Taylor Kinney.

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 Founded in 2009, Chicago-based CONLON has quickly become one of the city’s leading real estate firms with about 200 agents and offices in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Hinsdale and Winnetka. Since June 2013 it has been the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing a more national and global reach to CONLON so they may better serve their clients.

CONLON Selling Loop Office Condos

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 the properties with CONLON Commercial President Steve Horvath.

Asking prices start at about $927,000 a floor. 

CONLON is marketing nine-floors worth of condominiums. The units, each about 8,433 square feet, are located in a professionally managed building with security. The entire building is comprised of office condos, Cook says.

The building’s owners are open to subdividing the space, he adds.

“It’s a great opportunity for the company or business owner who’s looking for an alternative to traditional leasing options,” Cook says. “There’s not a lot of space like this in the Loop. We’re excited to be part of this project.”

CONLON Commercial represents landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial transactions across the Chicago area. The firm is an affiliate of Chicago-based Conlon & Co., led by developer and real estate executive Sean Conlon. 

CONLON Celebrates North Shore Office Opening

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. 

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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 Street in Winnetka. 

Attendees included Sean J. Conlon, the firm’s co-founder chairman; Benjie Burford, CONLON/Christie’s co-founder CEO; Rick Moeser, a top Christie’s executive; Kieran Conlon, CONLON/Christie's principal; Tim Sheahan, CONLON/Christie's principal; Rick Kasper, CONLON/Christie's principal; Drussy Hernandez, the firm's managing broker; and Judy Pettas, managing director of the North Shore office. 

Sean Conlon Rick Moeser

 

 

The opening of the North Shore office is the latest push by CONLON/Christie’s to expand outside Chicago, where the brokerage is known for representing buyers and sellers of some of the city’s most expensive homes.

“The North Shore is a good fit for us,” Conlon has said. “We’re a luxury brand and this is an area with a lot of luxury homes. We’re excited about the opportunity to provide buyers and sellers with the same elite level of service that we’ve long delivered to our city clients.”

 

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The Winnetka office is the firm’s second suburban location. CONLON/Christie’s opened a Hinsdale office last year. It now has a total of five offices, including ones in Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village and the West Loop. It plans to reopen a Gold Coast location this spring.

From its newest location, strategically located in the center of Winnetka’s shopping district, CONLON/Christie’s plans to focus on properties in Evanston, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka and other nearby communities.

"It's a natural progression for us to enter this market," Sheahan says. "We're looking forward to helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs."

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Founded in 2009, Chicago-based CONLON has quickly become one of the city’s leading real estate firms with about 200 agents and offices in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Hinsdale and Winnetka. Since June 2013 it has been the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing a more national and global reach to CONLON so they may better serve their clients.

CONLON/Christie’s Expands to North Shore

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CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate is commemorating the opening of the brokerage’s new North Shore office on Feb. 26. 

The event will commence at 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new CONLON/Christie’s location at 565 Lincoln Ave., near Green Bay Road and Elm Street in Winnetka. A cocktail and hors d’ouevres reception will follow.

CONLON/Christie’s executives and agents, along with Village of Winnetka officials, business leaders and residents are expected to attend. The event concludes at 8 p.m. 

The opening of the North Shore office is the latest push by CONLON/Christie’s to expand outside Chicago, where the brokerage is known for representing buyers and sellers of some of the city’s most expensive homes.

“The North Shore is a good fit for us,” says the firm’s founder Sean J. Conlon. “We’re a luxury brand and this is an area with a lot of luxury homes. We’re excited about the opportunity to provide buyers and sellers with the same elite level of service that we’ve long delivered to our city clients.”

The Winnetka office is the firm’s second suburban location. CONLON/Christie’s opened a Hinsdale office last year. It now has a total of five offices, including ones in Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village and the West Loop. It plans to reopen a Gold Coast location this spring.

From its newest location, strategically located in the center of Winnetka’s shopping district, CONLON/Christie’s plans to focus on properties in Evanston, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka and other nearby communities.

Real estate will not be the only focus. CONLON/Christie’s plans to partner with world renowned Christie’s Auction House to co-sponsor monthly art shows, panel discussions, wine tastings, jewelry appraisals and more.

“We’re hoping to become part of the fabric of the community,” says Judy Pettas, a CONLON/Christie’s agent and managing director of the North Shore office.

Founded in 2009, Chicago-based CONLON has quickly become one of the city’s leading real estate firms with about 200 agents and offices in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Hinsdale and Winnetka. Since June 2013 it has been the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing a more national and global reach to CONLON so they may better serve their clients.

CONLON Bringing Pizza/Craft Beer Concept to River North

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 operator Evening Entertainment Group recently leased the 14,000-square-foot space at 504-512 N. Wells St., between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street.

Bottled Blonde is the name of the pizzeria/craft beer concept that Evening Entertainment Group plans to open there this summer. The one and only other Bottled Blonde, which opened last year, is located in Scottsdale’s Old Town Entertainment District and features contemporary Italian fare, wood-fired pizzas, artisanal salumi and an extensive craft beer selection.

The Chicago locale will follow that same blueprint and will remain open seven days a week and even serve brunch on the weekends. “We think it’s a great addition to the River North scene,” says Marcus Cook, Managing Director of CONLON Commercial.

Steve Horvath and Aldo Bottalla of CONLON Commercial represented Evening Entertainment Group and David Goldberg also of CONLON Commercial represented Mr. Conlon. Terms were not disclosed.

“It's a world-class location and space in River North,” Mr. Conlon told Crain’s Chicago Business, which reported on the Dec. 29 sale.

DNAInfo first reported news of the lease transaction.

CONLON Commercial represents landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial transactions across the Chicago area. The firm is an affiliate of Chicago-based Conlon & Co., led by developer and real estate executive Sean Conlon. 

CONLON Fetes Top Producers

CONLON Top producers

 

 

CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate recently honored the brokerage’s top agents at a prominent River North steakhouse.

The CONLON 2014 Top Producer Dinner was held this week at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N. LaSalle St., to honor the company’s best performers. In attendance were the firm’s founder Sean Conlon, CEO Benjie Burford and other executives, managers and, of course, last year's top agents. 

“We do it to celebrate those who throughout the year are producing and continue to increase sales volume,” says CONLON Principal Rich Kasper. “The ownership recognizes and appreciates the work they do.” 

Attendees included Sam Jenkins, Jamie Connor, Mark Icuss, Deb Hess, Samantha Cibula & Kevin Cibula, Robin Allotta & Martin Taradejna, Jim Buczynski, Jake Finley, Ken Dooley, John Calkins, Kieran Conlon, Tim Sheahan, Drussy Hernandez, Judy Pettas, Mont Wickham, Melissa Archer and Avery Connelly.

“It was a great event,” Kasper says. “We look forward to honoring the company’s top performers of 2015.”

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Founded in 2009, Chicago-based CONLON has quickly become one of the city’s leading real estate firms with about 200 agents and offices in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Hinsdale and Winnetka.

Since June 2013 it has been the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing a more national and global reach to CONLON so they may better serve their clients.

CONLON Tapped to Sell Famous Rib Joint

 

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 listing agents are Marcus Cook, of CONLON Commercial, and CONLON Commercial President Steve Horvath.

News of the listing was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business.

The Novak family is “exploring their options,” Cook tells Crain’s. “They want to see if there’s the right buyer to redevelop it.”  

The restaurant, which remains open, is located in the heart of Old Town. The two-story building has 6,578 square feet in the ground-floor restaurant and 3,240 square feet of apartment space on the second floor. There also is an outdoor eating area.

The restaurant originally opened in 1966. The Novak family bought it three years later.

CONLON Commercial represents landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial transactions across the Chicago area. The firm is an affiliate of Chicago-based Conlon & Co., led by developer and real estate executive Sean Conlon.  

CONLON Visits CES

More than 170,000 people, including 45,000 from outside the U.S., recently journeyed to Las Vegas for the 2015 International CES, a global trade show where cutting-edge technology is unveiled.

CONLON Christie’s International Real Estate was there, too. 

Keisha Howard, the firm’s broker services manager, traveled to Sin City to check out the latest and greatest. A lot of the new technology dealt with real estate, and she went there to report back on what could be coming to tomorrow’s homes.

There were more than 3,600 exhibitors spanning 2.2 million square feet of space, a record for the show.

Among the new, hip products Howard saw were TVs that automatically pause when you leave the room, and music systems that transition from your home speakers to your headphones. 

Other home-related products included:

+ Lose your key? No worries. There was a digital key that allows you to use a mobile phone to start and unlock a car.

+ Security concerns? This DIY home monitoring system from Panasonic featured “smart plug, window/door sensors, indoor/outdoor cameras and a cordless handset

+ Want to green up that home? Howard says she saw technology that can turn any light bulb in to a smart light bulb.

Founded in 2009, Chicago-based CONLON has quickly become one of the city’s leading real estate firms with about 200 agents and offices in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Hinsdale and Winnetka.

Since June 2013 it has been the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing a more national and global reach to CONLON so they may better serve their clients.

 

CONLON Reps Ghiradelli Chocolate

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. The new store is expected to open on Memorial Day.

“It was a flagship opportunity for a flagship tenant,” Goldberg says. “The building has so much history and character and so does Ghiradelli. It was a good match.”

News of the deal was reported in Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune and other local media outlets.

The new Ghiradelli store will include about 1,300 square feet of ground-floor space, including frontage on Michigan Avenue, and more space on the second floor, which includes seating for up to 100 people.

The San Leandro, Calif.-based company has 23 locations nationwide, including one at 830 N. Michigan Ave. That store will remain open. 

The chocolatier's roots can be traced back to the time when Domingo Ghirardelli started selling confections and supplies to miners during California's gold rush. In 1852, he started a confectionary company that became Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.

CONLON Commercial represents landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial transactions across the Chicago area. The firm is an affiliate of Chicago-based Conlon & Co., led by developer and real estate executive Sean Conlon.