Brian Conlon Exits Retirement, Returns to Inland Family as Inland Securities CEO

Retirement or real estate? It's real estate for Brian Conlon, former CEO of Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. Conlon bid adieu to his position and the industry at the close of 2012, but now he's back as CEO of Inland Securities Corp., the managing broker-dealer for Inland Investments.
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Brian Conlon

Retirement or real estate? It’s real estate for Brian Conlon, former CEO of Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. Conlon bid adieu to his position and the real estate industry at the close of 2012 but now he’s back as CEO of Inland Securities Corp., the managing broker-dealer for Inland Investments.

“I really missed the day-to-day challenges of the industry, and also the day-to-day interaction with my Inland colleagues as well as my industry counterparts,” Conlon told Commercial Property Executive. “It’s an exciting time in the industry right now, and given Inland’s leadership, expertise and integrity, once I decided to come back it was an easy decision to return to Inland.”

The end of what turned out to be an approximately half-year hiatus for Conlon comes 30 years after he kicked off his career in the securities business, and 14 years after he first landed at Inland. In his new position as Inland Securities CEO, he will spearhead the company’s public and private capital raising activities via a group of internal and external wholesalers across the country. Conlon is no stranger to Inland Securities, as he has a long history with the  entity that serves as the dealer manager for real estate investment programs offered by Inland Investments and its subsidiaries. He commenced his career with the Inland family in 1999 as executive vice president of Inland Securities, later moving up the ladder to become director and president. He continued to perform in those roles until his departure from Inland at the end of last year.

Talk about a perfect fit for a job. And he’s being welcomed back with open arms. “We are excited that Brian is returning to Inland, where his extensive securities sales experience, industry knowledge, and previous leadership have been critical components of our success,” Bob Parks, Chairman of Inland Investments, said in a prepared statement.

Conlon is ready to go, with a clear vision for Inland Securities’ direction. “Our goal through the end of 2014 is to execute the capital raise of $1.5 billion for Inland Real Estate Income Trust Inc.,” he added. “In addition, we’re aiming to continue the sales growth of our DST and private placement business through Inland Private Capital Corporation.”