March 10, 2016

Griffin Capital Donates to Charities on Behalf of Employees, and Broker-Dealer and Financial Advisor Partners

El Segundo, Calif. (March 10, 2016) – Griffin Capital Corporation (“Griffin Capital”), a leading real estate investment and asset management company, recently announced its charitable donations for 2015. Based upon the success of the company’s highly successful employee-designated donation program in 2014 (where each employee chose a charity about which they were passionate), Griffin Capital decided to expand the program to include a large donation to a charity on behalf of the hundreds of independent broker-dealers and thousands of financial advisors, as well as a growing group of registered investment advisors with whom Griffin Capital does business. In total, Griffin Capital made a six figure donation to 158 local, regional and national charities.

The donation made on behalf of Griffin’s business partners went to ‘Homes for Our Troops’, an organization that builds specially adapted homes for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan ( Griffin Capital’s President, David Rupert said: “We surveyed our business partners and they thought our idea to make a donation in their honor was far better than any award or gift program we might have considered. We selected Homes for our Troops because it serves such a critical need for those who have sacrificed for our country, and because their mission had universal appeal to our employees.”

One hundred percent of Griffin Capital’s 158 employees participated in the program where they designate a charity of their own choosing, and Griffin Capital makes a donation on their behalf. At Griffin Capital’s year-end, firm-wide meeting, all of the organizations that were chosen, paired with the names of the employees who chose them, were on display.Rupert reflected: “As was the case in 2014, looking at the long list of charities chosen by our employees, and hearing a handful of them stand up on stage and give a heartfelt explanation why they chose the charities that they did, was very inspiring. Their passions are strong and diverse; we are very proud they are part of our growing company and we could follow their guidance to support the deserving organizations that inspire and motivate them.”

About Griffin Capital Corporation
Griffin Capital Corporation (“Griffin Capital”), is a privately-held, Los Angeles headquartered investment and asset management company with a 21-year track record sponsoring real estate investment vehicles and managing institutional capital. Led by senior executives with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed transactions representing over $22.0 billion in value, Griffin Capital and its affiliates have acquired or constructed approximately 53.5 million square feet of space since 1995. Griffin Capital and its affiliates own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor a portfolio consisting of approximately 36.7* million square feet of space, located in 29 states and the United Kingdom, representing approximately $6.3* billion in asset value, based on purchase price as of January 26, 2016. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at

*Includes the property information related to a joint venture with affiliates of Digital Realty Trust, L.P. and a joint venture in which Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III holds a majority interest.