Garland Building Chicago


Joseph Abbell & Maxwell Abbell


Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower & Maxwell Abbell


Joseph & Dora Abbell


Joseph J. Abbell


Maxwell Abbell


President Harry Truman with Maxwell Abbell


Abbell Credit Corporation and its previous entities, including most prominently Abbell Investments, began in Chicago in the 1940s. Maxwell Abbell & Co. began first as an accounting firm, and then expanded to include a law firm; both firms ultimately were combined into a single real estate investment management company. The following list provides a history of the hotels, office buildings, shopping centers and bowling lanes that were purchased and syndicated to investors by Maxwell Abbell and Joseph J. Abbell.

Currently managed by the second and third generation of Joseph Abbell's family, Abbell Associates and Abbell Credit Corporation continue the strong family tradition of careful real estate ownership and management.


Los Angeles, California

Ambassador Hotel
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Arrowhead Springs Hotel
San Bernardino, California

Congress Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

Paramount Hotel
New York, New York

Stanley Hotel
Estes Park, Colorado

Summit Hotel
Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Traymore Hotel
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Willard Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Shopping Centers

Merle Hay Mall
Des Moines, Iowa

Town & Country Shopping Center
Springfield, Illinois

Westgate Village Shopping Center
Toledo, Ohio

Bowling Lanes

Hoffman Bowl
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Loves Park Lanes
Loves Park, Illinois

Meadowdale Lanes
Carpentersville, Illinois

Merle Hay Lanes
Des Moines, Iowa

Office Buildings

Carbide & Carbon Building
Chicago, Illinois

Garland Building
Chicago, Illinois

Russ Building
San Francisco, California

Socony-Mobil Building
Chicago, Illinois

Sutter Building
San Francisco, California