Grubb & Ellis Company Issues Statement Regarding Registration Rights Filing

Jun 08, 2010, 08:35 ET from Grubb & Ellis Company

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that on June 4, 2010, the company filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating solely to shares of common stock owned by the company's Chairman, C. Michael Kojaian, and entities affiliated with Mr. Kojaian.  The registration was effected pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into with the Kojaian Parties on April 28, 2006.

"This shelf registration relates to a long-standing registration rights agreement," said C. Michael Kojaian, the company's chairman.  "As stated in last week's filing, the Kojaian Parties have no specific plan or current intention to sell any shares of common stock.  I have a long history with the company, and my confidence in Grubb & Ellis' leadership and long-term growth strategy has never been stronger."

The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed, but has yet to become effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

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Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,000 professionals in more than 100 company-owned and affiliate offices draw from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors. The firm's transaction, management, consulting and investment services are supported by highly regarded proprietary market research and extensive local expertise. Through its investment subsidiaries, the company is a leading sponsor of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including public non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), mutual funds and other real estate investment funds. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statement

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