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Sean Lyons

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Founder & Principal, Triad Real Estate Partners, LLC

Founder & Principal, Triad Real Estate Partners, LLC

3 vouches

Involved In


Triad Real Estate Partners, LLC

elmspring accelerator

Side Projects

Nextgen Angels


Founder & Principal Triad Real Estate Partners, LLC August 2012 - present
Director Techweek September 2011 - August 2012
Senior Associate Marcus & Millichap January 2002 - August 2011
Enterprise Software Consultant CA Technologies January 1998 - December 2001


Boston College 1993 - 1997
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca Spanish and International Studies 1996 - 1996
St Joseph's Prep 1989 - 1993

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Commercial Real Estate
  • • investment real estate
  • • Student housing
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Student Housing
  • • Commercial Real Estate Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales Management

Key Accomplishments

Sean is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners. He has close to 15 years of experience selling investment real estate, both in Chicago and throughout the country. Before starting Triad, Sean was a Senior Associate at Marcus & Millichap. As a Director of its National Multi Housing Group, He concentrated his efforts on selling apartment properties on the north side of Chicago and in several tertiary markets throughout The Midwest. He has also serviced his clients by diversifying their real estate investment portfolios and helping facilitate their 1031 Exchanges into other product types, including Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Retail, Office, and Industrial Investments. Sean has brokered the sale of more than $750 million of investment property, in over 160 transactions, including over 4,000 apartment and student housing units.

Sean has a BA from Boston College and is a licensed real estate broker in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. In his spare time, he enjoys being a Dad, writing, traveling and playing golf.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Partner and Collaborate on projects. I work best with assigned tasks that have a beginning and an end.

As an Advisor

I am very opportunistic and am always looking for ways to add value to an idea through my network and relationships.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Phil Shea
We worked together  •  CEO, College Annex. Previously Intern, UBS.
Sean has helped with our sales strategy a great deal and is always available in a timely manner. He s a great advisor who if he can't help ... you himself, will get you connected to the right person who can. Sean will help you filter through the BS and get to what really matters at the moment.
Michael Roderick
They're my friends  •  Founder, ConnectorCon and CEO, Small Pond Enterprises LLC.
Sean is a brilliant connector and a Real Estate Maven. He's an excellent person to know and has a ton of great information to share
Jessica Zweig
Senior Marketing Manager, New Product Innovation, WorldVentures and Founder, The SimplyBe Agency. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gra
Sean is a great advisor, entrepreneur and connector of talent in the start-up eco-system. Sean's vast experience, network and genuine approa ... ch to business and investments makes him an important player in the world of advisors. I firmly vouch for Sean's reputation and skill set he brings to the community.

David Gowel
Author, The Power In A Link and Board Member, East End House.

Kevin O'Connell
Regional Vice President - Commercial Sales, Salesforce. Previously Strategic Account Executive, Salesforce. Princeton grad.

Kevin Willer
Board Observer, and Board Observer, Dónde.
Kevin is a dynamic and well connected entrepreneur and investor who excels at uncovering unique opportunities.

Michael Gruber
Board Director, KitoTech Medical and CEO, Cornerstone Angels. University of Pennsylvania grad. Kellogg grad.
Michael is a great advisor because he is very opportunistic and resourceful when it comes to identifying sound investments. He is also real ... ly good at putting people together who can be helpful to one another...

Jessica Zweig
Senior Marketing Manager, New Product Innovation, WorldVentures and Founder, The SimplyBe Agency. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gra
Jessica is a great advisor because she is a well connected and resourceful entrepreneur who is always working on multiple interesting projec ... ts. She is very versatile and has the ability to add value through her network and experience as a successful business owner who has worn several hats. I firmly vouch for Jessica and all of the talents she brings to the table.

Noah Berkson
Entrepreneur in Residence, SnapMobile. Previously Enterprise Mobile Strategist, Lextech Mobile. Wharton grad. University of Iowa grad.
Noah is a a great advisor because he is very well versed in the mobile space. He is also an active networker who is constantly looking to p ... ut people together who can be helpful to one another.

Lauren Hayes
Founding Team, Head of Marketing and Growth, Ritual. Previously Director Of Corporate Communications, Scopely. University of Southern California
Lauren is a great entrepreneur because of her deep network and unique ability to put people together who can be helpful to one another.