Team Members

Executive Management

Jim McShane

Chief Executive Officer

Jim is Chief Executive Officer of Conor Commercial Real Estate and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Conor Commercial’s involvement in real estate investment and development includes an expansive portfolio of projects, geographical territories and real estate personnel.

The firm is nationally recognized as an entrepreneurial and creative development organization with the financial strength to complete sophisticated and complex developments throughout the country. Through its aggressive management style and insightful growth strategies, Conor Commercial provides development expertise for its own portfolio, in addition to entering into strategic partnerships with many nationally prominent investment and development firms. This strategy provides substantial growth and opportunity for Conor Commercial to develop and manage a significant portfolio of land and properties.

Conor Commercial operates six development offices strategically positioned to oversee the firm’s operations in the Northern, Southern and Western regions of the country. Through its headquarters operation in Chicago, Illinois, and its offices in Dallas and Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Irvine, California, Conor Commercial is positioned to respond to the growing demands for sophisticated real estate development on a national basis.


  • Marquette University
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Professional Designations:

  • Registered Professional Engineer – Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota 

Professional Affiliations: 

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE)
  • Builders Association (AGC Chicago Chapter)
  • Chicago Building Congress (CBC), President, 2005 – 2007 
  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) – Chicago Chapter
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member – Chicago Industrial Properties, 2010
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member – Illinois Real Estate Journal, 2007 – 2009
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)