With the eyes of a Condor you see with your heart and with the wings of a Condor you see life in a bigger perspective.

In Native American and South American cultures, the condor is considered a sacred symbol of four cardinal virtues: wisdom, justice, goodness and leadership. It is believed that condors represent vision and that their energy can help clarify purpose.

Translating and embracing these qualities, Condor Partners was built on the foundations of integrity, expertise and most importantly, vision. Our team can see beyond the status quo and is driven by the desire to surpass the expected, consider different points of view and to navigate effortlessly through any obstacle.


At Condor Partners we believe that smart thinking can challenge limitations, integrity is the cornerstone to success and expanding paradigms is essential to growth. To that end, it is our mission as a boutique (real estate) development agency to seek unique opportunities that better communities, to remain steadfast in our vision to ethically transform neighborhoods and to continue pioneering new visions and landscapes for ourselves and our partners.

Our Team


Founder / Chief Creative Officer

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Solomon Barket is the Founding partner and Chief Creative Officer of Condor Partners. He oversees all strategic planning and growth for Condor Partners and its affiliate Condor Ventures.

Sol began his career in 1987 from the ground up overseeing leasing activities for numerous projects developed by Superior Development Company. Superior Development was a joint venture of a founding principle of Jacobs and Kahan, one of the largest national shopping center developers of the 70’s and 80’s and a principal of Arthur Rubloff Partners, one of Chicago’s most recognized and accomplished developers.

In 1994 coming off of the early 90’s recession and doing business as Barket Investments, Sol initiated and orchestrated a partnership with principals of Centrum Properties and a a privately held registered investment advisor, Angelo Gordon & Co. He in turn spearheaded a number of major commercial real estate development projects from coast to coast including: the acclaimed Lafayette Place Corporate Center, a 600,000 square foot office and retail development in downtown Boston and One Stockton Place, one of the first flagship stores for LVMH’s newest concept at the time Sephora.

In 2007 Mr. Barket became a Senior Principal of Centrum Partners and was responsible for coordinating the firm’s Retail, Mixed Use and Hotel development activities. As a member of Centrum’s executive committee, he was involved with the acquisition, financing and management of Centrum’s commercial and residential developments

Mr. Barket received a BBA from St. Louis University with an emphasis on finance and economics. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and the Chicago Association of Realtors.




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Rebecca Hawkinson is a Partner of Condor Partners, LLC. Rebecca is responsible for the firm’s operations, retail & commercial activities and restaurant & hospitality development.

Prior to becoming a Partner at Condor, Ms. Hawkinson was an influential Development Manager at Centrum Partners working alongside Mr. Barket in every aspect of the business. She managed the company’s risk exposure on a $160M real estate portfolio by creating risk protection policies, performed due diligence on acquisition of new assets, accountable for marketing and leasing commercial properties, including mixed use, mid- and high-rise construction while achieving high revenue goals and administrating project budgets as large as $300M.

Ms. Hawkinson received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University School of Business with an emphasis in Finance with Cum Laude Honors. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.




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Thomas McCarthy has been involved in real estate development for over 35 years. He started his career with Homart Development Corporation in 1977. Homart, the development arm of Sears, was heavily involved in the “Malling of America”, and Tom was involved with the financing of malls which Homart Built, and owned.

Tom, in 1982, joined Rubloff Development Corporation as VP of Development, and in 1985 he started Arthur Rubloff Partners, which is a development company originally owned 50% by Tom and 50% by Arthur Rubloff. Upon Rubloff’s passing in 1985, Tom purchased Arthur’s stock from his estate. Arthur Rubloff Partners remains today as a holding company of assets developed by McCarthy.

Tom was also a founding principal of Superior Development Corp., which was formed in 1987. Superior was active for only 2 years due to health reasons of the other founding partner. During that short time Superior co-developed One East Delaware, a 312 unit apartment tower, and Riverpoint Shopping Center, a 250,000 SF retail center.

In 1991 Tom co-founded SilverMoon Properties, which developed many residential projects in the near in western suburbs, and in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods of Chicago. SilverMoon also developed two blocks of the original Montgomery Wards Campus with high end single family, and multifamily residences.

Tom joined Condor to in 2014 and is overseeing financing for the firm’s acquisitions and developments.
Tom holds a BSS Degree in Finance/Real Estate from the University of Illinois, is a member of the ICSC, Urban Land Institute, and the Chicago Association of Realtors.




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Michael is a Partner at Condor Partners, LLC. He is responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s Real Estate development activity.

Prior to joining Condor, Michael was a Development Partner at Centrum Partners LLC in Chicago. He was responsible for sourcing and developing “out of the box” and institutional level projects for Centrum. He developed over $200 million of real estate for the firm, including Hospitality, Industrial, Flex Office, and Residential. Prior to joining Centrum in early 2007, Michael founded and ran his family real estate development company in New York from 2000-2007. McLean Development, LLC focused on suburban master planned communities entitling over 2,000 residential units and 500,000sf of commercial space on Long Island and Rochester, NY. From 1998-2000 Michael and his brother Sean McLean founded and ran one of the first firms focused on Hospitality in Healthcare, helping hospitals convert vacant space to hotel and special service wards.

Michael holds a Master’s of Science from New York University with a focus on International Development and Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Princeton University.



Accounting Manager

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Steven began his career with KPMG in Jacksonville, Florida. After moving to Chicago in the summer of 2012, Steven held various roles in audit and corporate accounting prior to joining Condor Partners. Steven received a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting with Cum Laude Honors from the University of North Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.



Strategic Partner

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Patrick Kenny, has over 26 years’ experience in the construction industry. Patrick started his career as a tradesman and moved up through the ranks to run operations for major construction companies, Novak, McHugh and Walsh. Patrick has extensive experience optimizing operations and profits through outstanding executive-level management, technical, and relationship building. Patrick has a diverse background working on many different product types including, commercial, retail, office, and hospitality. Patrick is an effective manager who employs a participative management style combined with outstanding interpersonal skills to lead and motivate his project teams to outperform expectations. Recognized by colleagues for his broad-based construction knowledge, seasoned management skills, dedication and integrity to consistently exceed project objectives.



Strategic Partner

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A founding member of Becker Gurian, Jeff’s practice encompasses all aspects of real estate transactions, with a concentration in sophisticated real estate development matters, real estate financing and commercial real estate leasing.

Prior to the founding of Becker Gurian, Jeff spent several years at the Chicago law firms of Arnstein & Lehr and Arvey, Hodes, Costello & Burman. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has participated in many national law conferences sponsored by the ICSC as a roundtable and seminar leader.

Jeff received his BA from Hobart College in 1978 and his JD from The John Marshall Law School in 1982.