About Griffin Capital Corporation
Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital"), is a privately-held, Los Angeles-headquartered investment and management company with an 18-year track record sponsoring real estate investment vehicles and managing institutional capital. Led by senior executives, each with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed more than 650 transactions representing over $16 billion in value, Griffin Capital has acquired or constructed over 17 million square feet of space since 1996, and currently manages an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 13.4 million square feet located in 28 states, representing approximately $2.2 billion in asset value.
Griffin Capital is the sponsor of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (the "Essential Asset REIT"), a publicly-registered, non-traded real estate investment trust focused on providing individual investors dependable monthly income through the ownership of a diversified portfolio of 'business essential' office and industrial properties net leased on a long term basis to creditworthy corporate tenants. The Essential Asset REIT is distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, Inc., Griffin Capital's FINRA registered managing broker-dealer, through leading independent broker-dealers, and seeks to raise $1 billion in equity. Manifesting keen alignment of shareholder interest, the principals and certain affiliates of Griffin Capital invested over $26 million of capital into the REIT.
Griffin Capital, along with American Healthcare Investors, LLC, is also the co-sponsor of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc., a publicly-registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (the "Healthcare REIT"), which currently owns in excess of $1.5 billion in assets. The Healthcare REIT, also distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, seeks to raise approximately $1.65 billion in equity to acquire a diversified portfolio of real estate assets, focusing primarily on medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and assisted living facilities.
Griffin Capital periodically makes IRS Section 1031 tax-deferred investment opportunities available to individual investors under a Delaware Statutory Trust ("DST") structure.