Meet Our Managing Director

As Managing Director of Griffon Commercial Properties, I am deeply committed to our mission of delivering excellence and exceeding expectations in every investment we undertake. Our approach is not just about maximizing returns; it's about transforming communities and creating lasting value for our investors and residents alike. - Clarence Baker, Jr.

Company History


Established as a developer


Began acquiring & managing office buildings


Started formal investment management business


Fund I

2003 - 2008

Separate account investments


Fund II


Fund III


Fund IV

Griffin Partners is an entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm. We believe that value-add investments generate the best risk-adjusted returns, and therefore the firm focuses primarily on acquiring value-add infill office and light industrial assets using conservative leverage. The performance of these existing assets can typically be improved through modernization, proper capitalization and the application of our deep asset management experience. Additionally, in the current cycle, we believe that developing carefully designed logistics and light industrial assets yields compelling risk adjusted returns. Our principals invest alongside our investor clients, demonstrating fully aligned interests in every project and perpetuating a culture of integrity, collaboration, and precision. The partners comprising the investment, property and asset management leadership team have an average tenure at Griffin Partners of 17 years and average industry experience of 31 years. Founded in 1980 by Fred Griffin, the company began as a development and construction management firm and expanded to investment and property management services. Since inception, Griffin Partners has been involved with the acquisition, development or management of 79 assets compromised of 112 individual properties encompassing 18 million square feet with an aggregate value exceeding over $2.5 billion. The goal of every investment is to enhance performance, reduce risk, and support a diversified portfolio. Through all these assignments, Griffin Partners has built a reputation of providing lasting, client-focused relationships, with a passion for creating value for our investors and trust in our expertise.

The Highest Valued Investments Create the Highest Valued Returns


What We Do

At Griffon Commercial Properties, we specialize in redefining residential investment through our exclusive focus on large multi-family properties in emerging markets. Our mission? To deliver excellence that exceeds expectations, whether it's maximizing returns for our investors, facilitating fast closings, or creating communities our residents are proud to call home.

Where We Invest

Our investment strategy is centered on identifying prime opportunities in emerging markets and areas on the rise, where multi-family properties hold significant potential for growth. By leveraging our expertise and market insights, we target properties with 50 to 500 doors that have room for improvement. Where others see a 'B' or 'C' property, we see an investment opportunity. We invest to reposition the property and deliver an expected rate of return.

Why Choose Us

Griffon Commercial Properties stands out in the real estate landscape for our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. With a keen eye for opportunity and a dedication to exceeding industry standards, we ensure that every investment yields exceptional results. When you choose Griffon, you're choosing a partner who shares your vision for success and who will stop at nothing to achieve it.

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