John is a former government bond trader/broker who spent 25 years on the Chicago trading floors. After the Chicago derivatives business began migrating to electronic trading, he made a career change in 2011. He earned his real estate brokers license in 2012 and joined Conlon Real Estate in 2014. Conlon has recently merged with Compass Real Estate. This was an easy decision for John. Both his parents were realtors in Hinsdale, where he was raised, for 30 plus years. As the second youngest of eight children, and one of 30 plus cousins in the Chicago area, becoming a realtor not only made sense, it was necessary for his family alone. John has built an excellent reputation, in both the West Suburbs as well as in Chicago, not only with his extensive network of family, but also with a growing network of satisfied buyers and sellers outside of his family.