About.History.

Founded in 2009, we have grown to be one of the largest office and industrial focused net lease REITs in the United States. Since our founding, our mission has been the same: to generate long-term, stable returns for our investors by bringing true real estate expertise to the net lease sector.

Since our inception, we have grown through targeted acquisitions and strategic mergers valued at over $6 billion.

Today, we are a multi-billion dollar, internally managed enterprise composed of high-quality properties and tenants, operated by a best-in-class team.

With a portfolio of globally-recognized, creditworthy tenants across 26 states, we are America’s Blue-Chip Landlord™️.

Timeline Highlights. Timeline

2009

May

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT (“EA-1”) commences operations

2014

September

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II (“EA-2”) commences operations

2019

April

EA-1 and EA-2 combine in a stock-for-stock merger to become “GCEAR”

2021

March

GCEAR closes $1.3bn, stock-for-stock merger with CCIT II

2021

July

GCEAR rebrands as Griffin Realty Trust (“GRT”)