Mr. Edward Griffin
President & CEO, Griffin Partners Inc.
Edward Griffin has served as President & CEO of Griffin Partners Inc., an industry leading, family-owned commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm headquartered in Houston, Texas, since 2002. He has extensive skills in debt and equity financing, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance in both real estate and industry. Mr. Griffin has significant experience negotiating and executing large, complex transactions and has conducted business in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Under his leadership, Griffin Partners has grown its assets under management to an average of $750 million over the past several years. The company focuses on value-add acquisitions and development of office, industrial and mixed-use properties in ten target markets in the South and Southwestern United States. Founded in 1980, Griffin Partners has provided investment management services for 14 million square feet of real estate valued at over $2 billion. During his tenure, the company has made 40 investments with no losses, demonstrating the firm’s emphasis on preservation of capital.
Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee, Edward takes a lead role in development activities of the business. Prior to joining Griffin Partners, his career was primarily focused on commercial and investment banking, including five years in financial advisory services and culminating as Manager of the Houston Corporate Finance Group and six years as vice president and commercial lending officer with the former First City National Bank of Houston.
A graduate of Washington & Lee University in Virginia, Edward holds a B.A. in Economics. He has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Urban Harvest, was the 2014 President of the Board of the Houston Chapter of NAIOP, a Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and is also on the Board of Houston’s Alley Theatre.