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James Fox

Co Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, James is responsible for the North Wells Capital investment strategy, fund-raising and financial operations. Being a leader in commercial real estate for over 20 years, James most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Home Partners of America (2012-2015) and Chief Financial Officer of Pearlmark Real Estate Partners (1998-2012).

James, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Parkside and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Since 2004, he has been an active member on the board of directors of Housing Opportunities for Women, a Chicago not-for-profit, and currently serves as the president.

Contact James:, 312 970 3254

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Howard Conant

Co Founder and Chairman

In his role as Co Founder and Chairman, Howard leads the executive staff and has the responsibility for acquisition and development, financial analysis, and negotiation of major transactions. He is a leader in loft development and renovation with more than 35 years of experience in real estate, architecture and construction.

Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a master's degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is active on the boards of Archeworks, Writers Theatre and the Chicago Committee of Human Rights Watch.

Contact Howard:, 312 970 3233

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Tony Lindsay


Tony Lindsay has been involved in real estate for more than 20 years working with investors, landlords and clients in a wide variety of industries and property types. As Principal of Asset Management, Tony is responsible for creating and executing the business plans for North Wells Capital's and Urban Innovations' real estate investments. Prior to joining NWC, Tony acted as Vice President of Construction for Urban Innovations (2003-2017). His range of experience provides NWC with extensive knowledge to maximize a property's value for investment.

Tony is a graduate of Purdue University’s Construction Management program within the School of Technology.

Contact Tony:, 312 970 3283

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Anthony Farella

Vice President

As Vice President at North Wells Capital, Anthony assists in the company’s transaction underwriting, due diligence and asset management. Prior to joining the company, he executed management consulting projects for commercial real estate clients at FPL Advisory Group (2011-2015).

Anthony earned a double Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Contact Anthony:, 312 970 3268