EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") today announced that Diana L. Keary has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing. In her new position, Keary will assume a variety of responsibilities, including designing and executing strategies to expand the Company's brand awareness among its key constituents, including investors, financial advisors and their broker-dealers and registered investment advisors; directing all Griffin Capital product marketing; and interacting with various media platforms.
Kevin A. Shields, Chairman and CEO of Griffin Capital, said, "We are extremely fortunate to have attracted a seasoned professional of Diana's experience and talents, and we welcome her to our firm and to our senior management team. At a time when sound, income-producing investment solutions are increasingly valued among investors and their advisors, Griffin Capital has an opportunity to continue to significantly build the awareness of our brand, our products and our firm. We look forward to gaining the advantages of Diana's skill and professional expertise."
A marketing veteran with more than 25 years of financial services industry experience, Keary comes to Griffin Capital from National Planning Holdings, where she most recently was Vice President, Head of Practice Management, a role in which she was responsible for expanding the network's practice management offering to 3,300 independent and bank-based financial advisors. During her career, Keary has held high-level marketing positions with leading real estate and investment management companies, including Grubb & Ellis, AXA Equitable, WM Group of Funds, and MetLife Investors Group, among others.
Ms. Keary said, "I am very pleased to join Griffin Capital, which has earned a tremendous reputation within the industry for its outstanding investment products and investment management abilities. I look forward to driving the recognition of Griffin Capital to greater levels, and to helping the firm reach a wider audience as it continues to grow and introduce more products and solutions to meet investors' needs."
Diana Keary received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication from Loyola University of Chicago. She also completed corporate executive education programs at Babson College and the SAID Business School, College of Oxford.
About Griffin Capital Corporation
Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital"), is a privately-held, Los Angeles headquartered investment and asset management company with a 21-year track record sponsoring real estate investment vehicles and managing institutional capital. Led by senior executives with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed transactions representing over $22 billion in value, Griffin Capital and its affiliates have acquired or constructed approximately 55.4 million square feet of space since 1995. Griffin Capital and its affiliates own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor a portfolio consisting of approximately 38* million square feet of space, located in 30 states and the United Kingdom, representing approximately $6.9* billion in asset value, based on purchase price, as of September 30, 2016. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at www.griffincapital.com.
*Includes the property information related to interests held in certain joint ventures.
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