Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Reports Increase in NAV
July 10, 2018

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Reports Increase in NAV

El Segundo, Calif. (July 10, 2018) - Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc. (the “REIT”), a publicly registered non-traded REIT, disclosed updated net asset values from the month of June for all of its classes of shares of common stock, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These increases align with the REIT’s core objective to consistently add value for shareholders.

As of June 30, 2018, the REIT reported the following:

  • Class A (Ticker: ZGEAAX)1, Class AA (Ticker: ZGEAQX)1, Class AAA (ZGEAPX)1 all reported a net asset value per share of $9.61—an increase of approximately 1.5% since their September 20, 2017 net asset value of $9.47.
  • Class I shares (Ticker: ZGEAIX)1 reported a net asset value per share of $9.64—an increase of approximately 1.8% since the September 20, 2017 net asset value of $9.47.
  • Class T shares (Ticker: ZGEATX)1 reported a net asset value per share of $9.66—an increase of 2.0% since the September 20, 2017 net asset value of $9.47.
  • Class S shares (Ticker: ZGEASX)1 have a net asset value per share of $9.65—an increase of 1.9% since the September 20, 2017 net asset value of $9.47.
  • Class D shares (Ticker: ZGEADX)1 reported a net asset value per share of $9.64—an increase of approximately 1.8% since the September 20, 2017 net asset value of $9.47.

The steady growth in the NAV was largely attributable to the robust fundamentals inherent in the REIT’s underlying real estate portfolio including a weighted average remaining lease duration of approximately 10 years, fortified by cash flow that is over 82% attributable to tenants with an investment grade credit rating2 and contractual annual rental rate increases of over 2%.

In addition to the share price increases, the REIT has also reported 40+ months of consistent cash distributions3 at an annualized rate of $.55 per share before adjustments for class-specific expenses. The consistent distributions3 from the REIT reflect the solid performance since inception and a testament to the durable nature of the real estate portfolio cash flow. During the first half of 2018, the REIT refinanced $250 million of its floating rate debt with 10-year, fixed rate debt to mitigate any future interest rate volatility. Pursuant to this refinancing the REIT’s debt currently consists of over 97% fixed rate financing, further bolstering the predictability of the REIT’s cash flow.

To learn more about Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, please visit https://www.griffincapital.com/griffin-capital-essential-asset-reit-ii

About Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc. is a publicly registered non-traded REIT focused on acquiring a portfolio consisting primarily of single tenant business essential properties throughout the United States, diversified by corporate credit, physical geography, product type, and lease duration. As of June 30, 2018, Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc. has acquired 35 office and industrial buildings totaling approximately 7.3 million rentable square feet and asset acquisition value of approximately $1.1 billion. Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc. is one of several REITs sponsored or co-sponsored by Griffin Capital Company, LLC.

About Griffin Capital Company, LLC

Griffin Capital Company, LLC ("Griffin Capital") is a leading alternative investment asset manager with $10.50 billion* in assets under management. Founded in 1995, the privately held firm is led by a seasoned team of senior executives with more than two decades of investment and real estate experience and who collectively have executed more than 650 transactions valued at over $22.0 billion.

The firm manages, sponsors or co-sponsors a suite of carefully curated, institutional quality investment solutions distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, LLC to retail investors through a community of partners, including independent and insurance broker-dealers, wirehouses, registered investment advisory firms and the financial advisors who work with these enterprises. Additional information is available at www.griffincapital.com.

*Includes the property information related to interests held in certain joint ventures. As of June 30, 2018.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue,” or other similar words. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from the expectations, intentions, beliefs, plans or predictions of the future expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to: uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and real estate conditions; uncertainties relating to the implementation of our real estate investment strategy; uncertainties relating to financing availability and capital proceeds; uncertainties relating to the closing of property acquisitions; uncertainties related to the timing and availability of distributions; and other risk factors as outlined in the REIT’s prospectus, Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). This is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase securities.

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1. Shares are not traded on an exchange and the NASDAQ symbol is for reporting purposes only. Daily NAV for each share class can be found on our website at www.griffincapital.com. We reserve the right to reallocate the shares of common stock we are offering between our primary offering and our distribution reinvestment plan, and reallocate shares among classes of common stock.

2. By “investment grade” we mean that we intend to invest in properties leased to blue chip tenants and/ or companies with investment grade credit ratings. There is no guarantee all of our properties will be leased to blue chip tenants or companies with investment grade credit ratings. Blue chip companies are well-known publicly traded companies that typically make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 Index. Blue chip and investment grade descriptions are those of either tenants and/ or guarantors with investment grade credit ratings or whose non-guarantor parent companies have investment grade credit ratings or what management believes are generally equivalent ratings.

3. Distributions are approved by the board of directors quarterly and may come from sources other than cash flow from operations. Distributions are not guaranteed.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by our use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue,” or other similar words. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from the expectations, intentions, beliefs, plans or predictions of the future expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to: uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and real estate conditions; uncertainties relating to the implementation of our real estate investment strategy; uncertainties relating to financing availability and capital proceeds; uncertainties relating to the closing of property acquisitions; uncertainties related to the timing and availability of distributions; and other risk factors as outlined in the REIT’s prospectus, Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). This is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase securities.

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Risk Factors: An investment in Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, 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 must depend on our advisor to conduct our operations; we will pay substantial fees and expenses to our advisor; there are substantial conflicts of interest among us and our sponsor, advisor, dealer manager and property manager; 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 II, 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 II, 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 must depend on our advisor to conduct our operations; we will pay substantial fees and expenses to our advisor; there are substantial conflicts of interest among us and our sponsor, advisor, dealer manager and property manager; 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.