Los Angeles-based Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") is the sponsor of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (the "Essential Asset REIT", formerly known as Griffin Capital Net Lease REIT, Inc.), 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, distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, Inc. through leading independent broker-dealers, seeks to raise $750 million 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 has a seventeen-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 transaction value, Griffin Capital has acquired or constructed over 17 million square feet of space since 1996, and currently manages a portfolio of more than 13.4 million square feet located in
28 states, representing approximately $2.2
billion in asset value.
Griffin Capital, along with American Healthcare Investors, LLC, is also the co-sponsor of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. (the "Healthcare REIT"), which currently owns in excess of $1.325
billion in assets. The Healthcare REIT 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. For more information regarding Griffin Capital, please visit