Mark Chrisman

Mark Chrisman

Senior Vice President

Griffin Capital Company, LLC

Mr. Chrisman serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management focusing on assets within Griffin Capital’s real estate programs and is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Career Summary

Mr. Chrisman brings over 23 years of commercial real estate experience to the Griffin Capital team in many aspects of the industry, including asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, fund and portfolio management, and technology development. Prior to joining Griffin Capital, Mr. Chrisman was founder and CEO of MWCPartners and Real Integrated Technology, LLC. The firms combined to provide executive-level commercial real estate consulting, as well as created several commercial real estate focused technology products and services. The start-up was grown over a 5-year period and exited.

Prior to forming MWCP and RIT, Mr. Chrisman was the Executive Vice President with Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisors, the investment management arm of Grubb & Ellis Company. He was involved in fundraising and tasked with the establishment and execution of the opportunistic investment strategy in office and industrial assets, asset management of acquired assets, and day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the fund. Prior to joining Grubb, Mr. Chrisman was with Trizec Properties, Inc., the second largest publicly-traded U.S. office REIT. At Trizec, Mr. Chrisman was Vice President of Capital Transactions responsible for the identification and acquisition of new office properties and operating companies, as well as the disposition of existing portfolio properties within several primary and secondary markets. Mr. Chrisman was instrumental in developing and executing the strategic repositioning of the company’s portfolio from 2002-2004. Prior to joining Trizec, he was with retail REIT General Growth Properties and an asset manager for private retail developer Equity Properties and Development, L.P. Mr. Chrisman has been a principal in over $2 billion in transactions throughout his career.


  • BA, Finance and Real Estate, The Ohio State University
  • MBA, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business


  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Real Estate Investment Advisory Council
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Current Board member, Real Integrated Technology, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2005 Board member, Alcames Laboratorios, San Jose, Costa Rica


  • Auxiliary Board member of the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
  • Member, Replication Committee – Urban Prep Academies, Chicago