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.