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Urban Investment Sales Leader Joins Firms Push into Opportunistic Markets

June 15, 2022

Chicago – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces the addition of JC Griffin as Vice President in the firm’s Capital Markets group. Based in Chicago, Griffin will focus on deal sourcing and execution in urban core and opportunistic markets, collaborating with Transwestern’s local leaders and capital markets experts to deliver comprehensive investor strategies that drive value for the firm’s clients and partners.

“Transwestern is well-positioned to help clients capitalize on opportunities in the evolving commercial real estate climate, and especially optimistic when it comes to the Midwest,” said Executive Managing Director Greg Munson. “JC’s broad industry experience and strong relationships across both the public and private sector give him unique insights that will be valuable to our team and our clients.”

Griffin joins Transwestern from Avison Young’s Development Services and U.S. Capital Markets Group, where he led investment sales transactions and the procurement of urban-centric development and project management assignments. Previously, he focused on tenant representation and retail investment sales, advising institutional and high-net-worth investors, family offices and conventional landlords with the disposition, leasing and valuation of retail and office assets. Earlier in his career, Griffin managed personnel, facilities and communications in the public sector, and served as a liaison to the White House Opportunity & Revitalization Council.

“In recent years, both industry sectors and geographies have experienced extreme shifts yielding unprecedented opportunities for investors to position themselves across the asset class,” Griffin said. “Transwestern is ready for these trends through astute investments in both platform and talent, showcasing the discernment, prioritization and confidence that I’m looking forward to being a part of as the industry evolves.” 

Griffin is graduate of the national Real Estate Associate Program and the Urban Land Institute’s Commercial Real Estate Academy. He is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois, Florida and North Carolina, and an alumnus of the John Marshall Law School and North Park University. He served honorably in the United States Air Force, fulfilling eight collective years in the U.S. Department of Defense as an enlisted aviator and Iraq War veteran. 

About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Mallory Martin

Greg Munson


Minneapolis, Minnesota

(612) 359-1690

JC Griffin

Vice President

Chicago, Illinois

(312) 407-6421