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 was acquired by Compass Real Estate in 2018. This was an easy decision for John. Both his parents were Realtors® in Hinsdale, where he was raised. As the second youngest of eight children, 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.