June 19, 2017

Griffin Capital Securities Names Mark M. Goldberg as Chief Executive Officer

El Segundo, Calif. (June 19, 2017) – Griffin Capital Company, LLC (“Griffin Capital”) announced today that Mark M. Goldberg has been named Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Capital Securities, LLC (“GCS”), Griffin Capital’s captive broker-dealer and distributor. He will also serve as Executive Vice President of Griffin Capital. In his new position with GCS, Goldberg will assume a variety of responsibilities, including executing the strategic direction and agenda of GCS’s equity sales programs, driving penetration through its distribution channels, enhancing national accounts presence, marketing integration, events coordination, and operational processes. Goldberg will also join the senior executive team to further develop the shape of Griffin Capital’s strategic vision and policies. 

Kevin A. Shields, Chairman and CEO of Griffin Capital, said, “I could not be more excited to welcome a professional of Mark’s caliber, experience and market insight to our team. As we continue to develop innovative and market-responsive product offerings to serve the investment needs of our broker-dealer partners, their financial advisors and our investors and as we navigate this challenging regulatory environment, Mark will be instrumental in executing our multi-pronged distribution strategy and lending a disciplined and seasoned industry voice to our dialogue.” 

A financial services expert with more than 30 years of senior-level industry experience, Goldberg joins Griffin Capital from W. P. Carey Inc., where, for the last nine years, he served as Managing Director of W. P. Carey Inc., Chairman of Carey Financial, LLC, President of W. P. Carey Investment Management, LLC as well as senior executive positions in Carey’s real estate investment trust and business development company product offerings and their respective advisors. Goldberg previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of AIG-Royal Alliance, Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Financial Network and President of AIG Securities, Tokyo. Goldberg was also a founding member of the Financial Services Institute, a board member and past Chair of the Investment Program Association and in 2016, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Investment Program Association. 

Mr. Goldberg stated, “Griffin Capital has built a tremendous reputation within the industry as a dynamic and creative organization with outstanding investment products and investment management abilities. I look forward to fostering further product innovation and providing “best in class” offerings that will continue to serve the needs of clients and investors. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead and grow Griffin Capital’s multi-dimensional distribution organization and to work with such a talented team.”  Goldberg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and studied finance in the graduate program of CUNY, Baruch College. Goldberg is actively involved in various charitable endeavors including serving as a board member and executive committee member at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children and the Invest in Others charitable foundation. 

About Griffin Capital Company, LLC 
Griffin Capital is a leading private alternative investment asset manager with approximately $9 billion* in assets under management. Founded in 1995, the firm is led by senior executives with more than two decades of investment and real estate experience that have collectively executed over 650 transactions valued at over $22 billion. The firm manages, sponsors or co-sponsors a suite of carefully curated investment solutions distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, LLC to investors through a community of financial partners and intermediaries including, independent and insurance broker-dealers, wirehouses and registered investment advisory firms. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at www.griffincapital.com

*As of March 31, 2017. 

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