2019 Press Releases

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November 25, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Sells Office Building in El Segundo, CA for $63.5 Million

In response to abundant investor demand for value-add office property investment opportunities, the REIT made a strategic decision to position the property for sale. Recognizing that value-add buyers prefer vacant buildings, the REIT’s team bought out and terminated the sole tenant’s lease and did so on an accretive basis.

November 12, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Reports 2019 Third Quarter Results

The REIT had an active third quarter successfully executing the following transactions: acquisition of a McKesson Office Campus (“McKesson II”) in Scottsdale, Arizona, sale of properties in Fort Worth, Texas, Lynwood, Washington and Denver, Colorado, and realization of occupancies from new leases totaling 211,048 square feet.

November 05, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Adds Real Estate Industry Veterans to its Executive Management Line-up

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (GCEAR) announced the addition of three highly-regarded industry veterans to its executive management team in support of the company’s strategic expansion. Michael Escalante, Chief Executive Officer, announced the hiring of the following seasoned real estate professionals to diversify its equity base, enhance its industrial market capabilities and expand its in-house legal team.

October 14, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Sells Industrial Building in West Jefferson, Ohio for $30.3 Million

“We are extremely gratified by how well this transaction aligns with the REIT’s strategic goals and objectives. It exemplifies our team’s ability to execute on our main objective of maximizing investor returns.” - Mr. Escalante

September 30, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Completes Acquisition of McKesson Corporation’s Scottsdale, Arizona Office Property for $37.7 Million

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (the “REIT”) announced the acquisition of McKesson III (the “Property”) at a purchase price of $37.7 million from Ryan Companies US, Inc. (the “Seller”).

September 23, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Sells Office Building in Denver Tech Center for $48.8 Million

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. (the “REIT”) announced the sale of a 191,368 square foot, Class “A”, seven-level office building located at 7601 Technology Way, Denver, Colorado (“Property”) for $48.8 million. The Property was originally purchased by the REIT in June 2015 as part of a portfolio acquisition.

September 12, 2019

Griffin Capital Celebrates Robust Growth with Over $1.0 Billion Raised Year-to-Date for Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund

“We always strive to provide investors with alternative investments of the highest caliber. Combining innovative investment structures with best-in-class asset management capabilities is paramount to our success. Our performance speaks for itself. Our ability to deliver on our stated investment objectives within a variety of market conditions over the past five years is a testament to our active management capabilities.”

August 15, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results

“The second quarter of 2019 is our first opportunity to demonstrate the financial benefits the REIT is experiencing as a result of the merger,” said Michael Escalante, Chief Executive Officer, of the REIT. “The REIT is now self-managed, resulting in a significant reduction in general and administrative expenses as it is no longer subject to asset management fees, performance fees, and other costs typically incurred by externally-managed REITs.”

July 24, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Executes New Lease Transaction with Fortune 100 Company

Michael Escalante, Chief Executive Officer of the REIT stated, “We are pleased to have garnered such overwhelming support from our shareholders for the approval of the completion of the merger of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT and Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, which closed subsequent to first quarter on April 30, 2019. As we have recently stated, the transaction significantly increased the size, scale, and diversification of the REIT. Furthermore, the merger brings additional long-term benefits to our shareholders which we expect will become more evident in our financial statements as we progress through 2019 and beyond.”

May 22, 2019

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

Michael Escalante, Chief Executive Officer of the REIT stated, “We are pleased to have garnered such overwhelming support from our shareholders for the approval of the completion of the merger of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT and Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, which closed subsequent to first quarter on April 30, 2019. As we have recently stated, the transaction significantly increased the size, scale, and diversification of the REIT. Furthermore, the merger brings additional long-term benefits to our shareholders which we expect will become more evident in our financial statements as we progress through 2019 and beyond.”

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THIS IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO SELL NOR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN. AN OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS. THIS SALES AND ADVERTISING LITERATURE MUST BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROSPECTUS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND FULLY ALL OF THE IMPLICATIONS AND RISKS OF THE OFFERING OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES. A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OFFERING. NO OFFERING IS MADE TO NEW YORK RESIDENTS EXCEPT BY A PROSPECTUS FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NOR ANY OTHER STATE SECURITIES REGULATOR HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THE PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. AN INVESTMENT IN GRIFFIN CAPITAL ESSENTIAL ASSET REIT, INC. INVOLVES A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK AND THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ATTAINED. 

Risk Factors: An investment in Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. involves a high degree of risk and there can be no assurance that the investment objectives of this program will be attained. Some of the risks associated with this offering include the following: this is a “best efforts” offering and some or all of our shares may not be sold; no public market currently exists for our shares; it may be difficult to sell your shares, and if you do, it will likely be at a substantial discount; the purchase and redemption price for shares of our common stock will be based on the NAV of each class of common stock; we may use substantial debt to acquire our properties; we may fail to continue to qualify as a REIT; our share redemption program is subject to available liquidity and other significant restrictions and we may amend, suspend or terminate the share redemption program at any time; a portion of the offering proceeds may be used to redeem or repurchase our shares; and future distribution declarations are at the sole discretion of the board of directors and are not guaranteed. We may fund a portion of our distributions from offering proceeds or from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows, some or all of which may be a return of capital.

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THIS IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO SELL NOR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN. AN OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS. THIS SALES AND ADVERTISING LITERATURE MUST BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROSPECTUS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND FULLY ALL OF THE IMPLICATIONS AND RISKS OF THE OFFERING OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES. A COPY OF THE PROSPECTUS MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OFFERING. NO OFFERING IS MADE TO NEW YORK RESIDENTS EXCEPT BY A PROSPECTUS FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK NOR ANY OTHER STATE SECURITIES REGULATOR HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THE PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. AN INVESTMENT IN GRIFFIN CAPITAL ESSENTIAL ASSET REIT, INC. INVOLVES A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK AND THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ATTAINED. 

Risk Factors: An investment in Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc. involves a high degree of risk and there can be no assurance that the investment objectives of this program will be attained. Some of the risks associated with this offering include the following: this is a “best efforts” offering and some or all of our shares may not be sold; no public market currently exists for our shares; it may be difficult to sell your shares, and if you do, it will likely be at a substantial discount; the purchase and redemption price for shares of our common stock will be based on the NAV of each class of common stock; we may use substantial debt to acquire our properties; we may fail to continue to qualify as a REIT; our share redemption program is subject to available liquidity and other significant restrictions and we may amend, suspend or terminate the share redemption program at any time; a portion of the offering proceeds may be used to redeem or repurchase our shares; and future distribution declarations are at the sole discretion of the board of directors and are not guaranteed. We may fund a portion of our distributions from offering proceeds or from borrowings in anticipation of future cash flows, some or all of which may be a return of capital.