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.

OUR MISSION

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

SOLOMON BARKET

Founder / Chief Creative Officer

sbarket@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959 ext. 303
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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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MICHAEL McLEAN JR.

Partner

mmclean@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959 ext. 302
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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.

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THOMAS J. McCARTHY

Partner

tmccarthy@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959 ext. 304
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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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HOWARD WEINER

Partner

hweiner@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959 ext. 301
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PATRICK KENNY

Partner

pkenny@integratedconstructionco.com
312.296.2284
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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.

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Tim Moran

Senior VP of Project Management

tmoran@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959
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EVELYN MILLS

Assistant Project Manager

emills@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959 ext. 405
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Evelyn Mills began her career at Condor Partners in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant supporting mid and senior- level managers. Evelyn received a Bachelors from DePaul University School of Communications in Advertising and Public Relations with a focus in Hospitality with Cum Laude Honors. Assisting in multiple development projects at Condor, Evelyn has gained first-hand knowledge on the Real Estate industry, and will be earning her Project Management Certificate through DePaul University this fall.

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RASHID MASOOD

Controller

rmasood@condorpartners.net
312.789.5959 ext. 305
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ROBERT SHELLEY

Director of Hospitality

bob@nthhotelgroup.com
312.833.2226
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Robert Shelley began working with Sol Barket in 2011 on the development of Hotel Lincoln as the Hotel Operator. The hotel opening was a profound success and won them the Chicago Hotel of the Year recognition.

Bob has been welcomed back into Condor in recent years for the development of a luxury boutique hotel with an anticipated opening of Summer 2021. He will be operating the hotel under his new management company, Nth Hospitality. Prior to starting Nth Hospitality, Bob was VP of Hotel Operations for Aparium Hotel Group tasked with re-branding the iconic Carbon and Carbide Building to the St Jane Hotel on Michigan Avenue. Bob has opened, launched, renovated and rebranded over 30 hotels, many having earned top performance and design awards.

 

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