Mr. Griffin is a Managing Director in the Commercial Properties Group based in California and oversees investment and asset management in the Western part of the US. Since joining Rialto Capital Management, LLC in 2011, Mr. Griffin has been involved in over $2 billion of direct real estate investments and financings across all property types.
In addition to leading West Coast acquisitions, Mr. Griffin manages Rialto’s asset-level financing activities on new acquisitions and oversees Rialto’s multifamily investing strategy across various investment vehicles, nationwide. Prior to assuming his most recent role in April 2017, Mr. Griffin was based in Rialto’s New York office and was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and structuring debt and equity investments across the firm’s various real estate funds and separate accounts.
Mr. Griffin joined Rialto in the summer of 2011 upon obtaining his MBA in real estate and finance from Columbia Business School. During his time at Columbia, Mr. Griffin interned at JP Morgan as an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Prior to attending Columbia Business School, from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Griffin worked in various capacities at Macerich, a major mall REIT located in Santa Monica, CA including directing the leasing activities at a 700,000 square foot regional mall in West Los Angeles and co-managing the leasing strategy for the $300 million redevelopment of a luxury mall located in Santa Monica, CA. Mr. Griffin is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in International Relations.