CHICAGO-Dan McCaffery, president and chief executive officer of McCaffery Interests, says while his company’s $4 billion Lakeside development on the South Side along Lake Michigan sounds grandiose when construction is almost nil, he has to have faith. His company recently opened a 2,000-square-foot marketing center for the project at the last remaining building on the US Steel site.

“Chicago needs game changers,” McCaffery says. “Beautiful projects have been built here, but few projects offer the potential such as this one. This will change the entire face of the South Side, which now has the perception as not being a nice place to go. I saw a map the other day, a basic Chicago map, that ended at 74th Street. We need to do something to lift up these peoples lives and do something special.”

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