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Steve Horvath

Steve Horvath

CONLON Commercial
Principal & President
Chicago, IL, USA

With over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Steve Horvath, has executed over $555 million dollars of closed sales and leasing transactions.  He has consistently completed over 100 transactions annually.  Steve specializes in investment sales, 1031 exchanges, net lease investments, ownership and tenant representation, development/site selection, property assemblages and a variety of other real estate advisory services.

As co-founder of CONLON Commercial, Steve has created a successful platform and oversees a team of 15 brokers with a focus in the areas of office, industrial, retail, restaurant, development, student housing, multi-units, micro-units, and residential.   Steve started his real estate career as a licensed real estate appraiser and in 2004 he began his broker representation career focusing on ownership and tenant representation.  From 2004 to the present, he has successfully leased over 3 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. 

Awards and Leadership

  • Recipient of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) award for outstanding service in commercial real estate
  • Named one of Crain's Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago
  • Conducts seminars on negotiation and commercial leasing strategies
  • Chairman of Main Street Organization of Realtors® (MORe) Commercial Committee
  • Co-chair for the Community Alliance of Chicagoland Realtors® (CACR)
  • Review Committee for MORe® BOD Investment/Finance
  • Expert presenter for the Alliance for Regional Development's annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness
  • Faculty presenter for the Practising Law Institute's annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

Education and Associations

  • Arizona State University, BS
  • Chicago State University, MS

Steve is a member of the Union League Club, the United Nations, NAIOP, NICAR, MORe commercial alliance, Arizona State University alumni club, Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and life member of the International Police Association.  Steve is also a season ticket holder of the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks, and he enjoys relaxing weekends in Lake Geneva and Hayward, Wisconsin going golfing, fishing and water skiing.


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