Griffin Real Estate is a leading, dynamically developing investor operating on the commercial real estate market in Central and Eastern Europe. A fund managed by Griffin is responsible for one of the biggest real estate transactions in Polish history – the purchase of 65,99% of shares of Echo Investment SA.
The company invests in all the major Polish cities. Griffin’s portfolio includes several prestigious properties, such as: DH Renoma in Wrocław, Centrum Biurowe Lubicz I&II in Cracow, Supersam in Katowce, Green Horizon in Łódź, Microsoft House and Phillips House in Warsaw, the student housing network Student Depot and many other office and retail facilities as well as investment plots all over Poland. Griffin can boast with numerous prestigious awards, such as one of the company’s most recent trophy, “Overall Company of the Year 2015” awarded during the international competition Central & Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards in cooperation with Financial Times.
The revitalization of Hala Koszyki in Warsaw is a key investment of the company. The plan predicts creating a mixed usage area focused on office space and services and to a smaller extent retail area. The project was the award winner of “The Biggest Business Achievement of the year” prize awarded by public vote during Eurobuild Awards 2014.
Besides investing their own capital, Griffin Real Estate manages the Polish assets of some global management funds. Among these funds is Oaktree Capital Management – who has been Griffin’s strategic partner for a few years now, as well as recently Pacific Investment Management Corporation (PIMCO), who’s debut transaction on the Polish market was the common investment in Echo Investment SA.
Griffin supports several social initiatives, including Jan Karski Educational Foundation. Griffin’s properties are often used as scenes for the artistic projects initiated by Griffin Art Space, an institution formed to support and promote art.