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OVER EUR 5 BILLION assets under management

Griffin Real Estate is the largest, privately owned, most active and innovative investment and asset manager in private equity specialized in real estate in CEE, originating and introducing several new concepts and formats to the market. The Company invests and manages its investment platforms on behalf of both its owners & Managing Partners, Maciej Dyjas & Nebil Senman and its renowned international investors and strategic partners – several global investment funds such as Oaktree Capital Management, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), Redefine Properties, Kajima Corporation, WING, Madison International Realty and Ares Management Corporation.

Griffin Real Estate strategy is to create or acquire platform companies that are the leaders of their markets and by developing adequate strategies and strong management teams to build their value through organic growth.

Over the last several years, Griffin Real Estate has been the most active and innovative investor in the region, with a strategic focus on the Polish market. The gross asset value of Griffin-managed investments across eleven different platforms exceeds EUR 5 billion with a total invested equity over EUR 2 billion.

In 2015, Griffin, with its partners Pimco and Oaktree, took over the biggest Polish developer Echo Investment. The deal was the largest real estate transaction in CEE and the largest transaction in Europe recorded that year. Griffin also led another record deal: establishing EPP with the participation of Echo Investment and new investor, Redefine Properties. Over the last several years, Griffin has been the most active and innovative investor in the region, introducing to the market several new concepts and formats. Acting as the deal manager and co-investor Griffin executed the take-over of so-called M1 portfolio, comprised of 28 retail properties. The M1 deal was the third largest transaction on the property market globally.

HISTORY & BACKGROUND

2021

Griffin and Kajima announce a joint venture to finance and develop renewable energy projects located in Poland, acquiring a 72% stake in PAD-RES, a leading developer in the clean energy asset space in Poland

Griffin and Madison International Realty announce a joint venture for their two first investments in Germany

Chariot Top Group BV sells four retail parks, completing the third and the last tranche of retail assets acquisition by EPP

2020

Griffin and Madison International Realty extends their strategic partnership investing in logistics in Germany and Spain

Griffin Real Estate and Ares Management buy a 98% stake in Murapol, one of the most active residential developers in Poland

Madison International Realty acquires a 46.5% stake in European Logistics Investment (ELI), a €500m+ GAV Polish logistic platform

2019

Griffin Real Estate and Kajima Europe acquire Student Depot, Poland’s leading student housing developer and operator and continue to develop it further and maintain the position as market leader in Poland

Griffin Real Estate on behalf of its investors, PIMCO and Oaktree Capital Management, sells a 56% stake in Echo Investment to WING. Griffin Real Estate remains co-investor and co-manager holding a 66% stake in Echo after a public tender together with WING

2018

Griffin Real Estate, together with Redefine Properties, sets up a leading logistic platform – European Logistics Investment (ELI). The company’s strategic partner is Panattoni Europe

Griffin Real Estate, together with PIMCO and Echo Investment, sets up Resi4Rent – the largest housing for rent platform in Poland targeting over 10,000 units

Griffin Real Estate, together with PIMCO, executes the acquisition of 70% of Polcom Group, manufacturer and provider of modular solutions to the global hospitality sector

Griffin Real Estate, acting as the deal manager and co-investor, executes the take-over of the so called M1 portfolio, comprised of 28 retail properties. The deal value amounted to ca. EUR 1 billion, and was the third largest deal in 2018 globally

2017

Griffin Real Estate creates Griffin Premium R.E. – the first and largest REIT-type company focused on high quality office and high street mixed use assets (currently Globalworth) and lists it on the WSE

2016

Griffin Real Estate establishes the cooperation with Redefine Properties through the sale of 75% of Echo Investment’s yielding commercial portfolio

Griffin Real Estate jointly with Redefine Properties creates the first Polish synthetic REIT, Echo Polska Properties (EPP), listed on JSE and LuxSE

2015

Griffin Real Estate concludes a partnership with PIMCO and Oaktree Capital Management, acquiring the majority stake of Echo Investment, a listed real estate development and management company

2014

Nebil Senman moves from Oaktree Capital Management as Managing Partner to Griffin Real Estate and buys into the Company

Set-up of a real estate debt fund, mainly funded by capital from the Oaktree’s debt fund Griffin Property Finance II (GPF II)

2013

Maciej Dyjas moves as Managing Partner to Griffin Real Estate and buys into the Company

Further strong commitment from Oaktree Capital Management and set-up of even larger investment vehicle Griffin TopCo III

2011

Griffin Real Estate extends its strategic investment partnership with Oaktree Capital Management

Nebil Senman as a person leading and steering Oaktree Capital Management Polish real estate activities, supervises Griffin TopCo II

2010

Griffin Real Estate starts strategic investment partnership with Oaktree Capital Management setting up Griffin TopCo I

2006

Griffin Real Estate is founded in 2006 by Przemysław Krych raising with ADIC and Chelsfields Partners LLP its first funds in Poland Griffin Property Finance I (GPF I), Griffin High Street, Griffin Residential