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 first job was pushing a broom. He has since become one of the country’s most successful real estate entrepreneurs.
“I’ve heard your story a hundred times since I’ve known you,” Rancic says. “[But] every time I hear it I get inspired. I’m fired up.”
“I think what you’ve done and what you’ve accomplished….it’s the American dream.”
“I don’t consider myself lucky,” Conlon says. “I consider myself very fortunate. My life is a fairy tale. But I’ve created a lot of it… It was sheer tenacity.”
In the interview, Conlon also dishes about one of his favorite developments – the condo conversion project at 3033 N. Sheridan – and how he and his brokerage use technology to gain a leg up in the city’s highly competitive real estate market.
Rancic is a real estate developer and motivational speaker on entrepreneurship and business. He sat down with Conlon to discuss the tools to small business success.
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