• Griffin Holdings was formed in South Africa by Rui Nobre.
    The company focuses on acquiring value add commercial
    real estate in the greater South African market.

  • Griffin sells a large percentage of its portfolio and uses
    the proceeds to capitalise a focused investment division
    and build a developmental team. It is at this time that Griffin
    turns its primary attention to the acquisition and
    development of industrial real estate.

  • Griffin develops a 1,000,000sqft distribution warehouse
    for Unilever in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Griffin principals acquire a number of industrial properties
    throughout the south east and midlands of the UK.

  • Rui Nobre resigns as the CEO of Griffin South Africa and
    moves to the UK. Griffen Ltd is formed.

  • Griffen enters into a JV with Cheyne Capital and Grindrod Bank
    to form the fund GULF. Griffen builds its inhouse investment and
    developmental teams and acquires £50m of assets for GULF.

  • Griffen purchases in excess of £150m of assets within
    its first 12 months for GULF. Griffen commences
    development of its first UK schemes.

  • Griffen completes development activity amounting to
    350,000 sq ft with a further 550,000 sq ft in the planning pipeline.

  • Griffen completes development on balance of 550,000 sq ft of pipeline. Takes total GULF fund size to 3,169,146 sq ft.

  • Griffen completes the successful sale of GULF fund for £275.5m to Ascendas Singbridges’ AREIT, the largest REIT in Singapore.

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  • Griffen completes on 1.65m sq ft leaseback and 50 acres of land with a GDV of c£170m-180m