JC Griffin

JC Griffin

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About Me


JC is a Commerical Broker within @properties' dedicated business division and a member of the M+I Realty Group. In this capacity, JC's efforts are largely focused on establishing strong, sustainable relationships within Chicago's government, non-profit and business community while offering his team's expertise in commercial real estate advisory, market analysis and retail leasing services. JC concentrates his practice primarily in tenant representation and general real estate development transactions. His professional focus is in public-private partnerships, private equity aquisition and dispositions, transaction structuring and management, finance procurment and investor relations.

Adroit in execution and communication management, JC harnesses an elevated approach towards addressing the needs of his clients and is recognized in managing real estate transactions with unparalleled and tactfully rich negotiation and marketing strategies in addition to thorough planning and strategic analysis to ensure every business engagement is managed with precision and prowess.

Outside of his professional work, JC is involved with several philanthropic and non-profit organizations throughout Chicago, and enjoys partaking in sporting events, live theatre, concerts of the musical arts, travel and international culture.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining @properites, JC managed a career in the public service sector primarily concentrating on capital planning & policy, transportation infrastructure, intergovernmental relations and economic development issues as an advisor, aide and consultant within Cook County Government, Illinois' Department of Transportation and the U.S. House of Representatives. Antecedent to his work in government administration, JC served two years managing labor affairs and transportation operations at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation and received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force after fulfilling 8 collective years in the U.S. Department of Defense as a combat readiness airman and C-130 aviator.

Military Service

United States Air Force, Illinois Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserves

Participated War/Conflicts: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2008-2009

Discharge: Honorable

Professional Association & Memberships 

Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Illinois State Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Affiliations  

American Corporate Partners

The White House Opportunity & Revitalization Council

Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)

The Jack Kemp Foundation

The Union League Club of Chicago

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Project H.O.O.D. Organization

Rotary International

Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Foundation

Accreditation & Admissions

Real Estate Broker License, State of Illinois (2018)

Secret Security Clearance, United States Department of State (2007)


The John Marshal Law School – Juris Master M.J., candidate, Real Estate & Tax Law

North Park University – Artium Baccalaureus A.B., Management & Organizational Leadership

Insights & Presentations

Panelist, "Opportunity Zones at Work," Southside Builders Association – Chicago, IL, November 2019

Panelist, "Law Firm Business Growth and Maximizing Leadership Skills," Friendly Lawyers Association – Chicago, IL, February 2018

Speaker and Session Presenter, "How to Strenghthen Disadvantaged Businesses," Construction Industry Conference by Home Depot – Chicago, IL, August 2013