About us

Griffin Capital Partners is the largest privately-owned investment and asset manager in private equity and real estate in CEE and the most active and innovative investor in the region. It is a recognized leader in the private equity and real estate sector, originating and introducing innovative concepts and formats to the market. With a strong track record and extensive private equity and real estate know-how, it is a one-stop-shop for international investors willing to invest in Poland.

The Company

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 – a number of 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 Capital Partners’ strategy is to start platform companies from scratch or acquire and develop them to become best in class market leaders. This is achieved by implementing appropriate strategies and strong management teams to build their value through organic growth, transforming them into leaders on their markets.

The foundation

The foundation of Griffin’s success in building the value of its platforms, is a unique combination of strengths:

  • A strong track record of transactions
  • An unparalleled network allowing singular access to deal opportunities
  • Successful alliances with renowned international investors and strategic partners
  • A large & experienced team of top-class experts
  • Operational capabilities
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The gross asset value of Griffin-managed investments across eleven different platforms exceeds EUR 5 billion with a total invested equity of over EUR 2.5 billion.

History
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2022

Rebranding of Griffin Real Estate to Griffin Capital Partners to reflect the Company’s broadened scope over recent years as a recognized leader in private equity and real estate in the region

2021

European Logistics Investment completes the sale of the Nexus portfolio, comprising six logistics assets with GLA exceeding 210,000 sqm. The transaction is one of the largest deals in terms of size and value on the Polish warehouse market for 2021

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

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

2020

Griffin Real Estate and Madison International Realty extend 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 EUR 500m+ GAV Polish logistics 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 to maintain its 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 remains co-investor and co-manager, holding a 66% stake in Echo after a public tender together with WING

2018

Maciej Dyjas and Nebil Senman buy out former founding partner Przemysław Krych from the Company; Griffin is fully owned and managed solely by its owners and managing partners, Maciej Dyjas and Nebil Senman, in a 50/50 business partnership

Griffin Real Estate, together with Redefine Properties, sets up a leading logistics 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, with a portfolio target of over 10,000 units

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

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

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), listing it on the WSE

2016

Griffin Real Estate establishes a 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 a majority stake in Echo Investment, a listed real estate development and management company

2014

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

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

2013

Maciej Dyjas moves to Griffin Real Estate as Managing Partner 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, 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 is founded in 2006 by Przemysław Krych, investing with ADIC and Chelsfields Partners in asset by asset and debt financing deals (Griffin High Street, Griffin Residential, Griffin Property Finance I (GPF I)
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