Paul E. Griffin III is the fifth generation of the family to become a home builder. As president of Griffin Real Estate Management , he is responsible for all areas of the company’s operation, from strategic planning to daily operations.
Paul grew up in the home building business and joined his father’s company, Griffin Homes, after graduation from UCLA in 1979. In 1985, Paul was appointed vice president/division manager, responsible for developing over 5,000 houses.
In 1992, Paul formed his own company, Griffin Industries. Over the past 16 years under his leadership, the company has developed projects throughout California. Most notable among these projects are five master-planned communities. They include some 4,000 new homes and apartments, retail shopping and commercial office.
Among his most valuable assets are the many long-standing relationships he has cultivated with community leaders, which have made it possible to build homes in no-growth areas on sites that might never have been developed. Paul and his management team count quality, integrity, and long-term relationships as their most important construction tools.
Paul has been recognized with several awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference as a leader in establishing quality assurance programs for volume builders and design and community land plans. He was named the 1997 Builder of the Year by the Building Industry Association and was named Builder of the Year again in 2000 by Habitat for Humanity.
Paul’s affiliations include Young Presidents Organization, The Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, and Thomas Aquinas College.