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The team behind the $900-million Woodlawn Central mixed-use project in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood has selected Transwestern for real estate services

$900M Woodlawn Central Project Advances, Selects Transwestern for Real Estate Services

The development team behind Woodlawn Central, an eight-acre, $895- million mixed-use mega-development in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, is moving ahead with the project and has hired Transwestern Real Estate Services as its commercial real estate services provider.  

J.C. Griffin of Transwestern’s Midwest Capital Markets Group will serve as owner representative through all phases of the development project, reporting to J. Byron Brazier, managing member of Woodlawn Central LLC. 

“We wanted to partner with a firm that’s multifaceted, agile and has deep expertise in development, project management, investment services, public engagement and more,” said Brazier. “Transwestern checked all the proverbial boxes for us.” 

Besides approximately 870 homes ranging from affordable workforce options to market rate, luxury and senior housing, Woodlawn Central will include planned spaces for businesses of all types, a 154-key hotel, a black box theater, a vertical greenhouse and a microgrid energy facility. 


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