Griffin Real Estate Sp. z o.o.

Griffin Real Estate is the largest, privately owned, most active and innovative investment and asset manager in private equity specialized in real estate in CEE, originating and introducing several new concepts and formats to the market. The Company invests and manages its investment platforms on behalf of both its owners & Managing Partners, Maciej Dyjas & Nebil Senman and its renowned international investors and strategic partners – several global investment funds such as Oaktree Capital Management, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), Redefine Properties, Kajima Corporation, WING, Madison International Realty and Ares Management Corporation.
The team is composed of top-class specialists with broad theoretical knowledge backed by many years of experience in the real estate, capital investment, and banking sectors. Currently Griffin Real Estate team consists of 38 experts.
Name of company Griffin Real Estate Sp. z o.o.
Name of President or Managing Director for the region Maciej Dyjas and Nebil Senman, Managing Partners
President or Managing Director for the region profile Maciej Dyjas and Nebil Senman, Managing Partners
Description of company and team Griffin Real Estate is the largest, privately owned, most active and innovative investment and asset manager in private equity specialized in real estate in CEE, originating and introducing several new concepts and formats to the market. The Company invests and manages its investment platforms on behalf of both its owners & Managing Partners, Maciej Dyjas & Nebil Senman and its renowned international investors and strategic partners – several global investment funds such as Oaktree Capital Management, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), Redefine Properties, Kajima Corporation, WING, Madison International Realty and Ares Management Corporation.
The team is composed of top-class specialists with broad theoretical knowledge backed by many years of experience in the real estate, capital investment, and banking sectors. Currently Griffin Real Estate team consists of 38 experts.
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates) Over the last several years, Griffin Real Estate has been the most active and innovative investor in the CEE region, with a strategic focus on the Polish market, introducing to the market several new concepts and formats. In 2015, Griffin, with its partners Pimco and Oaktree, took over the biggest Polish developer Echo Investment which was the largest real estate transaction in CEE and the largest transaction in Europe recorded that year. Griffin also led another record deal: establishing EPP with the participation of Echo Investment and new investor, Redefine Properties. Acting as the deal manager and co-investor Griffin executed the take-over of so-called M1 portfolio which was at the third largest transaction on the property market globally. In 2018, Griffin, together with Pimco, acquired 70% of Polcom. In 2018, Griffin has established, together with Redefine, a leading logistic platform in Poland.
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company The gross asset value of Griffin-managed investments across ten different platforms (ECHO INVESTMENT, EPP, RESI4RENT, STUDENT DEPOT, POLCOM, GRIFFIN PROPERTY FINANCE, CHARIOT TOP GROUP B.V., EUROPEAN LOGISTICS INVESTMENT (ELI), MURAPOL AND SMYK) exceeds EUR 5 billion with a total invested equity over EUR 2 billion.
Office projects included in the portfolio Office projects developed by Echo Investment – one of Griffin’s investment platforms (512,369 sqm completed office spaces, 180 thousand sqm under construction) Office projects developed by EPP – one of Griffin’s investment platforms (6 projects with total GLA 137,000 sqm).
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR) Echo Investment - ca. EUR 420m; EPP – ca. EUR 266 m
Retail projects included in the portfolio Retail assets included in Chariot Top Group B.V portfolio that Griffin co-manages; Retail projects developed by Echo Investment – one of Griffin’s investment platforms; Retail projects owned by EPP, another Griffin’s investment platform.
Size of retail projects: Chariot Top Group B.V. 330,000 sqm; Echo Investment – 637,000 sqm; EPP – 900,000 sqm
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR) Chariot Top Group B.V. - ca EUR 415m; Echo Investment – ca EUR 223 m; EPP – ca EUR 1.88 BN
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio Warehouse projects held by European Logistics Investment, one of Griffin’s investment platforms. Its portfolio includes 16 assets with a total area of over 480,000 sqm GLA and over 120,000 sqm under construction.
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR) The market value of the standing assets amounts to EUR 365 million. Additionally, market value of assets under construction when completed will amount to EUR 111 million.
The largest purchase transactions between October 2019 and September 2020 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR) In the December 2019 – February 2020 period Griffin Real Estate was responsible for 3 significant transactions. Together with Wing, Griffin closed acquisition of Echo Investment, the largest Polish developer. Then, Madison International Realty acquired 46.5% stake in the European Logistics Investment (ELI), the leading Polish logistic portfolio. This considerable period was closed by the transaction with Ares Management – the majority stake acquisition of Murapol Group, the most active residenti
Future plans Griffin Real Estate carefully monitors the market and looks for prospective niches and opportunities in the real estate market. The company, together with its foreign partners from all around the world, constantly creates new, opportunistic platforms using various revelatory strategies. Griffin Real Estate strategy is to create or acquire platform companies that are the leaders of their markets and by developing adequate strategies and strong management teams to build their value through organic growth.
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2019 and September 2020 In Q4 2019-Q3 2020 period Griffin Real Estate, the leading Polish private equity investment manager, was responsible for three acquisitions on platforms with total GAV EUR 1.42 billion:
1. Acquisition of 56% stake in Echo Investment by WING - Griffin Real Estate became co-investor and co-manager.
2. Acquisition of 46.5% stake in ELI by Madison International Realty – Griffin Real Estate set up ELI platform, and now is managing and expanding it together with Redefine. By attracting the new investor by Griffin Real Estate, ELI is set to become a leading Polish logistic platform.
3. Acquisition of 98.04% stake in Murapol by Ares Management and Griffin Real Estate – Griffin Real Estate as a partner, together with Ares Management, managing the Murapol Group.
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company) Over the last several years, Griffin Real Estate has been the most active and innovative investor in the region, with a strategic focus on the Polish market. Together with strategic partners, Griffin Real Estate invested over EUR 2 bn in Poland within the last 5 years and nearly 900 million within last 24 months. This leading Polish private equity investment manager, was responsible for four acquisitions of platforms with total GAV EUR 1.5 billion in the May 2019 - February 2020 period. In all acquisitions, Griffin Real Estate has acted as a co-investor and co-manager. Close cooperation with international partners including Madison International Realty, Ares Management, Wing and Kajima Corporation proves that Griffin continues to attract investors to the Polish market with its best-in-class experience and highly knowledgeable team of experts.
Company website https://griffin-re.com/
Name of company
Griffin Real Estate Sp. z o.o.
Name of President or Managing Director for the region
Maciej Dyjas and Nebil Senman, Managing Partners
President or Managing Director for the region profile
Maciej Dyjas and Nebil Senman, Managing Partners
Description of company and team
Griffin Real Estate is the largest, privately owned, most active and innovative investment and asset manager in private equity specialized in real estate in CEE, originating and introducing several new concepts and formats to the market. The Company invests and manages its investment platforms on behalf of both its owners & Managing Partners, Maciej Dyjas & Nebil Senman and its renowned international investors and strategic partners – several global investment funds such as Oaktree Capital Management, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), Redefine Properties, Kajima Corporation, WING, Madison International Realty and Ares Management Corporation.
The team is composed of top-class specialists with broad theoretical knowledge backed by many years of experience in the real estate, capital investment, and banking sectors. Currently Griffin Real Estate team consists of 38 experts.
Regions active in (in which countries the company operates)
Over the last several years, Griffin Real Estate has been the most active and innovative investor in the CEE region, with a strategic focus on the Polish market, introducing to the market several new concepts and formats. In 2015, Griffin, with its partners Pimco and Oaktree, took over the biggest Polish developer Echo Investment which was the largest real estate transaction in CEE and the largest transaction in Europe recorded that year. Griffin also led another record deal: establishing EPP with the participation of Echo Investment and new investor, Redefine Properties. Acting as the deal manager and co-investor Griffin executed the take-over of so-called M1 portfolio which was at the third largest transaction on the property market globally. In 2018, Griffin, together with Pimco, acquired 70% of Polcom. In 2018, Griffin has established, together with Redefine, a leading logistic platform in Poland.
Portfolio of all properties currently held by your company
The gross asset value of Griffin-managed investments across ten different platforms (ECHO INVESTMENT, EPP, RESI4RENT, STUDENT DEPOT, POLCOM, GRIFFIN PROPERTY FINANCE, CHARIOT TOP GROUP B.V., EUROPEAN LOGISTICS INVESTMENT (ELI), MURAPOL AND SMYK) exceeds EUR 5 billion with a total invested equity over EUR 2 billion.
Office projects included in the portfolio
Office projects developed by Echo Investment – one of Griffin’s investment platforms (512,369 sqm completed office spaces, 180 thousand sqm under construction) Office projects developed by EPP – one of Griffin’s investment platforms (6 projects with total GLA 137,000 sqm).
The value of office properties held by investor (in EUR)
Echo Investment - ca. EUR 420m; EPP – ca. EUR 266 m
Retail projects included in the portfolio
Retail assets included in Chariot Top Group B.V portfolio that Griffin co-manages; Retail projects developed by Echo Investment – one of Griffin’s investment platforms; Retail projects owned by EPP, another Griffin’s investment platform.
Size of retail projects: Chariot Top Group B.V. 330,000 sqm; Echo Investment – 637,000 sqm; EPP – 900,000 sqm
The value of retail properties held by investor (in EUR)
Chariot Top Group B.V. - ca EUR 415m; Echo Investment – ca EUR 223 m; EPP – ca EUR 1.88 BN
Warehouse projects included in the portfolio
Warehouse projects held by European Logistics Investment, one of Griffin’s investment platforms. Its portfolio includes 16 assets with a total area of over 480,000 sqm GLA and over 120,000 sqm under construction.
The value of warehouse properties held by investor (in EUR)
The market value of the standing assets amounts to EUR 365 million. Additionally, market value of assets under construction when completed will amount to EUR 111 million.
The largest purchase transactions between October 2019 and September 2020 (subject of the transaction, its total take up area and value in EUR)
In the December 2019 – February 2020 period Griffin Real Estate was responsible for 3 significant transactions. Together with Wing, Griffin closed acquisition of Echo Investment, the largest Polish developer. Then, Madison International Realty acquired 46.5% stake in the European Logistics Investment (ELI), the leading Polish logistic portfolio. This considerable period was closed by the transaction with Ares Management – the majority stake acquisition of Murapol Group, the most active residenti
Future plans
Griffin Real Estate carefully monitors the market and looks for prospective niches and opportunities in the real estate market. The company, together with its foreign partners from all around the world, constantly creates new, opportunistic platforms using various revelatory strategies. Griffin Real Estate strategy is to create or acquire platform companies that are the leaders of their markets and by developing adequate strategies and strong management teams to build their value through organic growth.
Acquisition activity across the CEE real estate markets between October 2019 and September 2020
In Q4 2019-Q3 2020 period Griffin Real Estate, the leading Polish private equity investment manager, was responsible for three acquisitions on platforms with total GAV EUR 1.42 billion:
1. Acquisition of 56% stake in Echo Investment by WING - Griffin Real Estate became co-investor and co-manager.
2. Acquisition of 46.5% stake in ELI by Madison International Realty – Griffin Real Estate set up ELI platform, and now is managing and expanding it together with Redefine. By attracting the new investor by Griffin Real Estate, ELI is set to become a leading Polish logistic platform.
3. Acquisition of 98.04% stake in Murapol by Ares Management and Griffin Real Estate – Griffin Real Estate as a partner, together with Ares Management, managing the Murapol Group.
Why the company deserves the award (in a paragraph you can describe the specific achievements of the company)
Over the last several years, Griffin Real Estate has been the most active and innovative investor in the region, with a strategic focus on the Polish market. Together with strategic partners, Griffin Real Estate invested over EUR 2 bn in Poland within the last 5 years and nearly 900 million within last 24 months. This leading Polish private equity investment manager, was responsible for four acquisitions of platforms with total GAV EUR 1.5 billion in the May 2019 - February 2020 period. In all acquisitions, Griffin Real Estate has acted as a co-investor and co-manager. Close cooperation with international partners including Madison International Realty, Ares Management, Wing and Kajima Corporation proves that Griffin continues to attract investors to the Polish market with its best-in-class experience and highly knowledgeable team of experts.
Company website
https://griffin-re.com/