Connor Group names new CEO

The Connor Group in Miami Twp. has built a new hangar on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport for its flight department next to its corporate headquarters at the corner of Austin Boulevard and Springboro Pike.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
The Connor Group in Miami Twp. has built a new hangar on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport for its flight department next to its corporate headquarters at the corner of Austin Boulevard and Springboro Pike. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Bob Lloyd to become top executive; Larry Connor to remain firm’s managing partner.

Real estate investment company The Connor Group has promoted Bob Lloyd as its new chief executive, as company founder Larry Connor remains engaged but also focused on new community ventures, the company announced Tuesday.

Lloyd joined the company in 2008 and was promoted to chief operations officer in 2014. Connor Group founder Larry Connor, who will remain the firm’s managing partner, said the promotion has been part of the company’s long-term plan.

Bob Lloyd, just named CEO of The Connor Group. Contributed
Bob Lloyd, just named CEO of The Connor Group. Contributed

“Bob leads from the front and lives our culture,” Connor said in a release. “We are philosophically aligned, and I have no doubt that under Bob’s leadership as CEO, we will continue to raise the bar.”

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Lloyd started in the firm’s Dallas market. He positioned and sold 28 properties as regional head, resulting in more than $1.1 billion in transactions, the firm said.

“Over the last 29 years, The Connor Group’s success has been rooted in following our proven systems,” Lloyd said. “As long as we continue to execute those models at an elite level, I have no doubt we will be successful. Over the next five years, I expect we’ll grow from $1 billion to $3 billion in transactions annually.”

The Connor Group owns and manages luxury apartment communities in 16 markets. Since its founding, it has grown to $3.7 billion in assets.

In 2020, the company closed more than $1 billion in transactions.

Larry Connor is moving the main office of his national real estate management firm into a new $15 million building at Ohio 741 and Austin Boulevard. He sees the intersection and adjoining corridor being at the area's strategic center.
Larry Connor is moving the main office of his national real estate management firm into a new $15 million building at Ohio 741 and Austin Boulevard. He sees the intersection and adjoining corridor being at the area's strategic center.

Credit: HANDOUT

Credit: HANDOUT

“Connor will remain fully engaged as managing partner,” the company said in the announcement Tuesday. “He plans to play a different role, focusing more time in Kids & Community Partners, the company’s non-profit arm. The company anticipates investing more than $300 million in non-profits over the next decade. Connor also will invest more time in an innovative entrepreneurial program aimed at coaching and developing future leaders.

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“Not only am I confident in Bob’s leadership, but we have a two-deep strategy in every key leadership role company-wide,” Connor also said. “Our company is built for the long-term, and that starts with the right leadership. With the right people, anything is possible.”