Don G. Pescara

Don G. Pescara

Managing Director, Acquisitions

Griffin Capital Company, LLC

Mr. Pescara serves as Griffin's Managing Director, Acquisitions, heads the firm's Chicago office, is a member of the Investment Committee, and assists in equity capital raising.

Career Summary

Mr. Pescara's 32-year real estate career includes more than $500 million of transactions. His career began in 1985 at Cushman & Wakefield where he became a successful broker of office and industrial properties and was promoted to the Financial Services Group where he focused on institutional property sales and acquisitions. In 1990, Mr. Pescara joined Republic Realty Mortgage (now GMAC) as a Vice President of Production where he established an institutional sales force and developed relationships with various lending institutions including Mass Mutual, New York Life and Met Life. Mr. Pescara joined CB Commercial as a Regional Director in their Mortgage Banking Group in 1993 where his responsibilities included placement of debt on behalf of their exclusive conduit relationship with Merrill Lynch, representation of CB Commercial's Real Estate Mortgage Fund, and broker training for the Midwest region.

Mr. Pescara's relationships with CB's top broker colleagues and trainee graduates continue today and lead to extensive acquisition opportunities. Mr. Pescara joined Cohen Financial, a leading financial services firm headquartered in Chicago, in 1996 as a Senior Director. Mr. Pescara joined Griffin Capital in 1997 when Griffin acquired an asset he was selling. Mr. Pescara's clients have included some of the largest and most active institutional investors and lenders including ABB, Computer Associates, Prudential, Household International, Oaktree Capital, and ITW. While at Griffin, Mr. Pescara's responsibilities have focused on sourcing acquisitions directly from corporations, institutions, and from the brokerage community.


BA, Economics and Finance, University of Illinois

Professional Licenses

Series 63 Securities License


Married, three children; resident of Hinsdale, IL