Eric J. Kaplan

Eric J. Kaplan

President, Griffin Capital Private Equity

Mr. Kaplan is President of Griffin Capital Private Equity, LLC and is a Managing Director of Griffin Capital Company, LLC. He has direct responsibility for the Griffin Capital Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, L.P. and the Griffin Capital Institutional Property Exchange, LLC.

Career Summary

Mr. Kaplan has over 30 years of hands-on experience in commercial real estate, encompassing over 100 transactions totaling over $4 billion throughout North America. Mr. Kaplan's career has focused on property acquisition, ownership, asset management and debt and equity financing. Prior to joining Griffin in February 2013, Mr. Kaplan served 11 years at IRG, LLC, a privately-held opportunistic buyer of commercial real estate. He was one of three partners responsible for acquisition, ownership and management of over 90 million square feet of primarily office and industrial real estate in 23 states. While Mr. Kaplan was ultimately responsible for identifying, underwriting and closing acquisitions, he was also responsible for leading all due diligence on acquisitions, procuring debt and equity financing and maintaining investor relationships. Prior to IRG, Mr. Kaplan was employed for approximately 14 years in various acquisitions, asset management and debt and equity capital raising roles with Morgan Stanley, JMB Realty Corporation, Chemical Bank and J.P. Morgan.

Education

  • MBA, University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management, with honors
  • BS, Clemson University, Financial Management, with honors

Industry Activities

Member, Urban Land Institute; Active in many civic organizations

Personal

Married, father of three children; resident of Los Angeles, CA