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July 15, 2020

Griffin Capital CEO Kevin Shields Selected as Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencers and Top 25 Fund Manager and Developer

El Segundo, California (July 15, 2020) – Griffin Capital Company, LLC (“Griffin Capital”), a leading private asset manager and one of the nation’s premier alternative investment advisors, announced that Kevin Shields, Chairman and CEO of Griffin Capital, was selected as a Top 25 Opportunity Zone (“OZ”) Influencer and a Top 25 OZ Fund Manager/Developer by Opportunity Zone Magazine, a prominent periodical covering the Opportunity Zone market.

Kevin Shields stated: “I am proud to have received this recognition as it acknowledges the expertise, vision and hard work of the entire Griffin Capital team focused on our opportunity zone activities. I am also thrilled that two of our professional partners, Dan Cullen, partner at Baker McKenzie and our outside tax and securities counsel, and Michael Novogradac, name partner of Novogradac & Company and our fund auditor and compliance consultant, were also selected as Top 25 OZ Influencers. We provide our financial advisors and their clients a best-in-class team of joint venture development partners and professionals that provide us the expertise to deliver finished multifamily communities and the guidance to navigate the qualified opportunity zone regulations and the ongoing management and compliance of our fund.”

Opportunity Zone Magazine recognized the industry's leading and most influential Opportunity Zone professionals in five categories: attorneys, fund managers/developers, tax specialists, policy influencers and professionals in specialized fields. Candidates were evaluated based on their vision, influence and industry experience.

About Griffin Capital Company, LLC

Griffin Capital is a leading alternative investment asset manager headquartered in El Segundo, California with offices in Irvine, California, Phoenix, Arizona, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 1995, Griffin Capital has owned, managed, sponsored or co-sponsored investment programs encompassing over $18.1 billion in assets. Griffin Capital’s senior executives and employees have co-invested over $300 million in its sponsored investment verticals. The privately held firm is led by a seasoned team of senior executives each with more than two decades of investment and real estate experience and who collectively have executed transactions valued in excess of $21 billion.

Griffin Capital’s alternative investment solutions include three groups of complementary products: actively managed interval funds in the company’s Institutional Access® fund family, non-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and tax-advantaged private real estate strategies. The firm’s investment strategies include diversified core real estate and global corporate credit securities, as well as direct real estate ownership in sector-specific portfolios focused on net leased essential office and industrial assets, clinical healthcare properties, and multifamily real estate. Additional information is available at: www.griffincapital.com.

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