Innovative Firm Will Broaden Reach of Christie’s International Real Estate in the Midwestern United States
CHICAGO, IL (July 30, 2013)—Christie's International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network and a subsidiary of Christie’s auction house, has awarded Affiliate status to CONLON: A Real Estate Company—a top-ranking, boutique brokerage firm in the Chicago luxury real estate market.
Founded by industry veteran Sean Conlon in 2009, CONLON: A Real Estate Company is genuinely committed to providing its clients with old-world service, in concurrence with the latest technologies and innovations. Such dedication to offerings has assisted the specialized firm in growing 265-percent since its inception. With offices in the West Loop, Roscoe Village, Gold Coast, and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, CONLON: A Real Estate Company provides residential sales and rental services, as well as commercial services, to buyers and sellers.
Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries. CONLON: A Real Estate Company joins this carefully selected network of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.
“CONLON: A Real Estate Company has quickly established itself as a leader in Chicago and that’s largely due to its experienced agents having an expansive understanding of the market,” said Clayton Andrews, Senior Vice President, Central Regional Manager of Christie’s International Real Estate. “The firm’s ambition and commitment to quality mirror our dedication to excellence, and it is an honor to welcome this esteemed brokerage to our network.”
“One always has to admire a company and brand that has been in business for over 247 years,” said Founder Sean Conlon. “Having traveled extensively, I appreciate that Christie’s’ international reach and its understanding of the global market are extremely important to building the luxury business in Chicago. This affiliation perfectly complements our high-end service and cements our reputation as Chicago’s premier real estate boutique brokerage.”
“Our firm has been able to successfully adapt to the evolving market, which has allowed us to provide high quality service and insight to our clients,” added Benjie Burford, CEO and Co-founder of CONLON: A Real Estate Company. “Being selected to represent Christie’s International Real Estate not only gives us a competitive edge in the marketplace, but expands the options that can be presented to our clients.”
CONLON: A Real Estate Company’s executive team, which collectively offers more than 125 years of real estate experience, provides leadership for the firm’s 165 agents. In building the business, Conlon personally hired and trained 30 of Chicago’s top real estate agents. These efforts have helped to catapult CONLON: A Real Estate Company to become the eighth ranked real estate firm in the Chicago market and seventh in the luxury segment.
For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please contact Michael Sherman at +1 212 974 4585 or visit www.christiesrealestate.com. For further information on CONLON: A Real Estate Company and its listings, call +1 312 733 7201 or visit www.conlonrealestate.com.
About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and approximately 126 global Affiliates with 25,000 real estate professionals in 40 countries. For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.