When you stand just right looking out from the 12th floor of Jackson Towers, Diane Freeman tells a prospective condo buyer, “You’ll be able to see the library.”

The Baird & Warner broker is referring to the Obama Presidential Center, which is about four blocks south and a little west of the Jackson Towers at 5555 S. Everett Ave. The condo’s owner, Saskia Sassen, is a former University of Chicago professor now teaching in New York.

Hasani Steele of Steele Consulting Group said the Obama library “helps people feel better about their choices.” (LinkedIn Photo)

Real estate brokers say the buzz about the library has grown exponentially since it was announced Jackson Park would host it. Sale prices have ticked up too, they say, from about $226,000 in July 2016 to $255,000 this month.

Hasani Steele, whose Steele Consulting Group works with Re/Max Premier Properties, says potential buyers still care more about the structure of the homes more than the neighborhood. He added that the Obama library will be moving in “helps people feel better about their choices.” More…