Consider Lincoln Park and what it means to the development of the Northside Lakeside community. Then think about Jackson Park and its role on the South Side.

JC Griffin, vice president of the Midwest Capital Markets Group at Chicago-based Transwestern Real Estate Services, has had a lot to think about how the similarities and differences related to these two bookshelf utilities affect urban real estate.

He digs into the underlying potential of the Obama Presidential Center, the $895 million Woodlawn Central project Griffin was hired to manage by its developer, J. Byron Brazier, and other aspects of the South Side’s broad development potential real deal National editor-in-chief Jerry Sullivan.

It starts with a trip back in history, back to the famous 1893 World’s Fair held in Jackson Park.

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