Abbell Credit Corporation and its previous entities, began in Chicago in 1941. Currently managed by the 2nd and 3rd generation of Joseph Abbell’s family, Abbell Associates and Abbell Credit Corporation continue the strong family tradition of careful real estate ownership and management.

 Joseph Abbell & Maxwell Abbell
Joseph Abbell & Maxwell Abbell

Opening Doors Since 1941

Abbell Credit Corporation and its previous entities, including most prominently Abbell Investments, began in Chicago in 1941. 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.


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.

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Summit Hotel<br />
Uniontown, Pennsylvania<br />
Traymore Hotel<br />
Atlantic City, New Jersey<br />
Willard Hotel<br />
Washington, D.C.<br />
Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower & Maxwell Abbell
Joseph & Dora Abbell

Joseph & Dora Abbell

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


Shopping Centers

Town & Country,
Springfield, IL

Loves Park Shopping Center & Bowling,
Loves Park, IL

Hoffman Estates Shopping Center & Bowling,
Hoffman Estates, IL

Merle Hay Plaza,
Des Moines, IA

Westgate Village Shopping Center,
Toledo, OH

Joseph Abbell

Joseph Abbell

Maxwell Abbell

Maxwell Abbell

Bowling Lanes

Hoffman Bowl
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Loves Park Lanes
Loves Park, Illinois
Meadowdale Lanes
Carpentersville, Illinois
Merle Hay Lanes
Des Moines, Iowa

 Pres. Harry Truman & Maxwell Abbell