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Chicago’s Biggest Women-Owned Businesses

Chicago’s Biggest Women-Owned Businesses

The McShane Companies was named the second largest woman-owned business in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business. The firm is the only real estate developer to appear in the list's top 25 companies. Molly McShane serves as The McShane Companies majority owner, as well...

Importance of Relationships in Today’s Economy

Importance of Relationships in Today’s Economy

Written by Vicki Mutchler, Vice President of Capital Transactions A phrase we know well as real estate professionals is, “real estate is a cyclical industry.” The funny thing is that real estate professionals (most of whom are natural optimists) hope that this phrase...

Common Ground – Summer 2022

Common Ground – Summer 2022

Common Ground - Summer 2022 The latest commercial real estate news is here. Find updates on commercial real estate trends, Conor's projects and employees. View Interactive Version Download PDF

Lotus Project – Phase II in Chandler, AZ Sold

Lotus Project – Phase II in Chandler, AZ Sold

Conor Commercial Real Estate has sold two buildings at Lotus Project – Phase II to a Chicago-based institutional investor. The newly built industrial park in Chandler, Arizona, includes three state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and light industrial buildings...

2022 Next Generation Award

2022 Next Generation Award

Development Manager Mike Fausone received Connect CRE's 2022 Next Generation Award. The Next Generation Award honors rising stars for their accomplishments in the commercial real estate industry. As Development Manager, Mike oversees the firm’s development projects in...

Conor Hires Kris Miller

Conor Hires Kris Miller

Conor Commercial Real Estate has expanded its Southwest Regional Office in Phoenix, Arizona. Kris Miller joins the firm as Senior Development Manager. In this role, he will manage the firm’s industrial development initiatives throughout the southwestern and western...

Challenges and Successes at Brewster Creek

Challenges and Successes at Brewster Creek

Recently, we completed Brewster Creek Commerce Center, a 436,500-square-foot spec industrial facility in Bartlett, Illinois. While the development process went relatively smoothly, no project is without challenges. Due to the timing and sequence of construction, the...

Conor Sells Northwest Pointe III in Elgin

Conor Sells Northwest Pointe III in Elgin

Conor Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of Northwest Pointe III in Elgin, Illinois, to a confidential buyer. Located adjacent to I-90 and Randall Road, the development incorporates two buildings totaling 349,080 square feet. The property is...

Challenges and Successes at Lotus Project Phase II

Challenges and Successes at Lotus Project Phase II

Following the successful development of the first phase of Lotus Project, a four-building, 474,000-square-foot industrial park in Chandler, Arizona, we embarked on the development of Phase II. The second phase of the development incorporates three additional...

2021 Lawyers in Real Estate

2021 Lawyers in Real Estate

Dan McShane was named to Connect CRE’s 2021 list of Lawyers in Real Estate. The award honors attorneys from across the country who excel in their practices as well as their contributions to the community. With more than 20 years of experience, Dan serves as Chief...

Challenges and Successes at Brewster Creek

Brewster Creek Commerce Center Leased to Colony Display

Conor Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the completion of Brewster Creek Commerce Center, a 436,500-square-foot speculative industrial development in Bartlett, Illinois. The firm leased the full building to Colony Display, a Chicago-based designer,...

Anticipating Needs in Speculative Developments

Anticipating Needs in Speculative Developments

Planning and designing a successful speculative industrial development is no easy task. In the constantly changing business of logistics and e-commerce, the most efficient design for an industrial building is ever evolving. Because of this, it is important to consider...

Importance of Relationships in Today’s Economy

2021 Women in Real Estate Award

Vice President of Capital Transactions Vicki Mutchler received Connect Commercial Real Estate's 2021 Women in Real Estate Award. Vicki  has proven her strong business acumen through her success at Conor Commercial Real Estate over the past 14 years. She joined the...

Conor to Develop 1.1 Million Square Feet in Stockton, CA

Conor to Develop 1.1 Million Square Feet in Stockton, CA

The co-development team of Conor Commercial Real Estate and Dayton Street Partners, along with their partner, an affiliate of Heitman LLC (Heitman), a global real estate investment management firm, have announced the development of Central Industrial Center. Located...

Conor Expands into Savannah Market with Southeast Gateway

Conor Expands into Savannah Market with Southeast Gateway

Conor is pleased to announce its expansion into the Savannah, Georgia, industrial market with the development of Southeast Gateway. The new speculative industrial park, scheduled to break ground later this summer, will incorporate two Class A buildings totaling 1.2...

Conor Enters Expanding Savannah Market

Conor Enters Expanding Savannah Market

Conor is pleased to report the expansion of its industrial development operations into Savannah, Georgia. Savannah boasts the nation’s third largest container port and a diverse economy that shows no signs of slowing. Not only has the port’s cargo volume doubled to...

2021 Woman of the Year

2021 Woman of the Year

Molly McShane was named Woman of the Year by Illinois Real Estate Journal. In October 2020, Molly was promoted from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer of The McShane Companies, becoming the second CEO in company history and first female CEO. She now...

2021 Lawyers in Real Estate

2021 Notable General Counsels

Dan McShane, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, was named to Crain's Chicago Business' 2021 Notable General Counsels list. With more than 20 years of experience, Dan coordinates strategic planning and risk management...