News and Press Releases

Griffin Living to Build Santa Clarita Senior Living Facility

Multi-Housing News

April 13, 2023

Griffin Living has secured a $3 million loan for the acquisition of a development site in Santa Clarita, CA. Hankey Capital provided the financing. 

Griffin Living Secures $13MM C-PACE Financing for Varenita of Simi Valley

News Article – Senior Housing Business

March 14, 2023

Bayview PACE has arranged $13 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for Griffin Living’s Varenita of Simi Valley.

2023 Seniors Housing Development Outlook: Equity and Debt

White Paper

November 15, 2022

Griffin Liiving’s CEO and President, Paul Griffin III, along with Ari Adlerstein, Senior Managing Director and Head of Meridian Capital Group’s Senior Housing and Healthcare team, and Ken Assiran, founding partner of Capital Health Group, LLC (CHG), an affiliate of Capital Funding Group (CFG), present the challenges posed in todays market for development, lending and investment sales and discuss strategies to combat them.

The Crisis And Opportunity In The Assisted Living Shortage

News Article – Forbes

October 14, 2022

Paul Griffin provides insight into how developers can help solve the assisted living crisis in the United States.

Putting the Resident First: Understanding Dementia from Clinical and Caregiving Perspectives

News Article – Senior Housing News

September 26, 2022

Paul E. Griffin III, CEO and President at Griffin Living; James Mastriannni, Professor of Neurology at University of Chicago; and James Christensen, Memory Care Director at Varenita of Simi Valley discuss dementia from clinical and caregiving at the Senior Housing News BRAIN Conference in Chicago. 

How Senior Living Developers Finance New Construction as Lenders Tighten Belts

News Article – Senior Housing News

September 13, 2022

With interest rates rising, new construction lending appears to be slowing in the senior housing sector — but that doesn’t mean debt isn’t available, either. Baltimore-based CFG in July closed on a $32.9 million construction loan with Griffin Living. Their confidence in Griffin Living highlights the more important aspect of new construction lending: track record.

Former Home of Griffin Living Founder Reveals an Attention to Detail

News Article

September 7, 2022

The long-time home of founder Paul Griffin is coming on the market, revealing Griffin’s eye for detail and quality living spaces.

How to Calm Angry Customers in 3 Steps

News Article

September 3, 2022

In a recent Forbes article, founder Paul Griffin offers the simple yet highly effective steps to calming and rebuilding trust with angry customers.

Transactions & Financings:  CFG Secures $40M for Griffin Living Refinancing

News Article – Senior Housing News

August 15, 2022

Capital Funding Group announces that it has closed on a $40 million loan for the refinancing of a Griffin Living’s Varenita of Simi Valley.

Griffin Living Presents Keynote Panel at Senior Housing News BRAIN Memory Care Conference

News Article – Yahoo Finance

July 21, 2022

Senior developer Paul Griffin III discusses building better memory care with experts in Alzheimer’s at BRAIN Conference.

Griffin Living’s Paul Griffin III Speaks about the Coming Changes in Memory Care

News Article – Senior Housing News

July 5, 2022

Senior Housing News sits down with Griffin Living CEO and president Paul Griffin III to learn how he sees memory care offerings changing in the coming years. 

Varenita of Simi Valley, Senior Living Community, Opens its Doors

Press Release – Griffin Living

February 1, 2022

Varenita of Simi Valley opened its doors to senior living residents, having received final licensing from the State of California. The 97,000 square foot building, includes 75 assisted living units and 27 memory care units.

BUILD Talks: A Conversation with Griffin Living

News Article – Senior Housing News

December 12, 2021

The article is based on an interview that took place during a live Q&A session with Paul Griffin III, CEO of Griffin Living, at the Senior Housing News BUILD event in Chicago.

Voices: An Interview with Paul Griffin III, CEO and President, Griffin Living

Interview – Senior Housing News

October 13, 2021

Senior Housing News sits down with Griffin Living CEO Paul Griffin III to learn how he is driving growth by leveraging five generations of housing development with a fresh perspective on senior living.

More Than A Million People Will Join The Senior Population Over The Next 10 Years: Here’s How One Developer Is Preparing To Meet Their Needs

News Article – California Business Journal

September, 2021

Paul Griffin III, a fifth-generation member of the Griffin family homebuilding empire and CEO of Griffin Living, is building assisted living facilities to meet the exploding demand for high-quality senior housing.

Griffin Living Plans Varenita Seniors Housing Community in Acworth, Georgia

News Article – Senior Housing Business

May 17, 2021

Griffin Living has received financing for the development of Varenita of West Cobb, a seniors housing community in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth.

Griffin Living Welcomes Bebe Reed, RN as Director of Healthcare Operations

News Article – Senior Living News

February 5, 2021

Griffin Living welcomes the newest member of the executive team, Bebe Reed, reflecting an increased focus in the senior living industry toward healthcare.

Seniors Age 75+ Next in Line for COVID Vaccines

by Matthew Griffin, Senior Vice President, Griffin Living

December 24, 2020

This will help seniors who live in community and require help from others to meet their basic needs to stay safe.

Paul E. Griffin III inducted into Forbes Real Estate Council

Press Release – Griffin Living

December 23, 2020

Paul E. Griffin III, founder and CEO of Griffin Living, an innovative senior housing developer, has been inducted into Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry.

How to celebrate holidays safely during COVID at senior housing centers

by Ann Lewis, Executive Vice President and COO, Griffin Living

December 16, 2020

With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas coming in a few weeks, we have been thinking carefully about how to have holidays that are both safe and festive for our residents during the pandemic.

Griffin Living Senior Housing Projects Thrive Despite the Pandemic

by David L. Griffin

December 15, 2020

Even now, our senior housing projects are not just full: they are oversubscribed.

Griffin Living’s Projects Look like Five Star Resorts and Feel Like Home

by by John Terando, Senior Vice President, Griffin Living

December 12, 2020

Gone are the days of cafeteria-style mess halls and hospital food.

The New Model of Resort Style Senior Living

News Article – California Business Journal

October 1, 2020

Griffin Living creates state-of-the-art senior-living facilities that feature parks, gazebos, flowerbeds and fountains that flow right into adjacent retail centers with everything from shopping to doctor offices.

Griffin Living Creates Communities Where Seniors Age with Dignity

LinkedIn Article – by Paul Griffin III

September 25, 2020

Griffin Living is consulting with theatre-design consultants DNATheatre to reimagine senior housing with innovative lighting, soundtracks, and aromatherapy. Together, we are creating alternatives for families that are based on the dignity and honor of aging.

Griffin Living Solves Housing Problem for City and Seniors

Press Release – Business Wire & Yahoo Finance

September 21, 2020

The City of Temecula Planning Commission unanimously approved a Griffin Living Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility. The development will provide much-needed senior housing on a site that was near the center of town but previously unusable due to a water runoff.

The Impact of COVID on Nursing Homes vs Assisted Living Facilities

by Matthew Griffin, Senior Vice President, Griffin Living

September 20, 2020

While they face some similar challenges in a pandemic, these are distinct operations.

Evolving Needs of American Seniors in Urban and Suburban Areas

LinkedIn Article – by Paul Griffin III

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 is exacerbating the senior housing crisis in America. At Griffin Living, we are taking action so that proper care may be provided to the people who need it most.

How Griffin Living is Protecting Essential Workers During a Pandemic

LinkedIn Article – by John C. Terando

August 10, 2020

As an essential business, Griffin Living has continued operations throughout the shutdown: no one has lost their job and no one has gotten sick during operations.

Griffin Living Sheds Light on Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

July 1, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and Griffin Living, a developer and operator of senior living communities, is highlighting their commitment to providing well-designed housing and compassionate care to those requiring memory care.

Griffin Living’s Senior Communities Meet Our Aging Population’s Needs

July 1, 2019

With aging comes change and often one of those changes is a change in housing.

Mathew Griffin of Griffin Living Discusses the New Paradigm for Hospitality in Senior Living

July 1, 2019

Mathew Griffin, SVP at Griffin Living, a developer and operator of senior living communities, engaged in a round table discussion on the hospitality industry’s surging influence on senior living design and operation.

By Winning Community Support, Griffin Living Builds Where Others Cannot

June 21, 2019

Using a strategy of neighborhood engagement and creative problem solving, Griffin Living is able to do what many other developers cannot, build in growth-restricted communities.

Griffin Living Discusses How the Stay at Home Order is Affecting America’s Senior Housing Crisis

News Article – The Leader Bulletin

April 22, 2020

Paul Griffin III explains the steps Griffin Living has taken to meet the evolving needs of American families as their loved ones age.

Retail Revival Via Senior Housing?

News Article – San Fernando Valley Business Journal

January 20, 2020

SFVBJ profiles Griffin Living’s innovative Varenita of Simi Valley, a senior living community integrated with a shopping plaza.

Producing a Lifestyle

News Article – Design Develop Construct Journal
(DDC Journal)

Winter 2019 Issue

Details Griffin Living’s past and current projects, specifically profiling the way we work with our community partners and our innovative approach to design.

Repurpose malls for affordable senior housing

Letter to the Editor – Washington Post

November 27, 2019

A Washington Post reader cites Griffin Living’s Varenita of Simi Valley in a letter to the editor responding to an article about the reinvention of the shopping mall.

Senior Community Developer Griffin Living Announces its Development Slate for the 2020 and Beyond

September 05, 2019

Griffin Living is a highly experienced, award-winning, senior community developer. Here is a partial list of projects they will be working on in 2020.

Griffin Living Welcomes Aldi Supermarket to Griffin Plaza in Simi Valley, CA

September 05, 2019

Griffin Living is proud to announce Aldi Supermarket’s grand opening in the Griffin Plaza shopping center in Simi Valley, California. The opening is another step in the retail center’s renovation.

Griffin Living is Transforming Expectations as Demands for Senior Communities Change

August 29, 2019

The majority of senior housing options fall under two categories, one for the poor and one for the ultrarich. With government-funded Medicaid facilities that often fail the aging population and the pricey senior communities that can be upwards of $90,000 per year, there are not many options for the middle-class, growing senior population. Griffin Living is changing the senior housing landscape by planning communities that are geared toward these baby boomers budgets and their needs.

Experts Believe Senior Housing is the Next Industry in Line for Disruption

July 30, 2019

As industry after industry is disrupted by technological innovations, shifts in demographics, and new modes of thinking, experts gathered at the Senior Living Innovation Forum (SLIF) and declared that senior housing is now reckoning with a disruption of its own. An invitation-only event, SLIF took place in Santa Barbara, California on June 24 and 25 and included executives from the nation’s top senior living providers. The topic on everyone’s lips was what the future holds for senior living. While opinions differed on the details, the general consensus was that major changes are happening. As Charles Turner, CEO at Invidia for Seniors and moderator of the SLIF keynote panel discussion, puts it, “Disruption is here. Tectonic shifts are affecting our industry that we are not prepared for.”

Canyon Partners Real Estate Makes Fourth Investment with Griffin Living to Develop Class A Senior Living Facility in Southern California

Press release – Canyon Partners Real Estate

July 16, 2019

Our longtime capital partner Canyon Partners Real Estates announces another investment with us.

The Sheridan at Eastside: Leading in Personalized Care for Seniors — Griffin Living

July 8, 2019

In the fall of 2019, The Sheridan at Eastside will open and Snellville, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, will become home to one of the country’s best in class personalized care senior living communities.

How to Keep Seniors Connected to their Community? Griffin Living has a Plan.

July 2, 2019

Seniors want to live in areas that allow them to be active and engaged in society.

Griffin Living Honors Seniors, Building Them the Communities They Deserve

June 18, 2019

At Griffin Living, developing senior living communities is about honoring our seniors and providing them with the housing and care they have earned.

Paul Griffin Keeps Griffin Living Thriving Through All Markets

June 7, 2019

Griffin Living, a privately-held, family-run company that develops and manages senior living communities, continues to thrive under the leadership of its founder, president, and CEO Paul Griffin III, just as it has since its inception in 2009.

Griffin Living Develops New Senior Living Communities in California, Connecticut, Florida, and Georgia

June 6, 2019

Griffin Living, an industry-leader in the development and management of senior living communities, is developing new senior living communities across the country.

Griffin Living Projects Receive Numerous NAHB Awards

June 6, 2019

Griffin Living, which develops and operates senior living communities across the country, has recently earned multiple awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for a variety of projects.

Simi Valley Shopping Center to be the Site for a New Concept in Senior Living

June 6, 2019

Griffin Living, a California-based firm that develops and manages senior living communities, has broken ground on VivaBella Simi Valley, a new assisted living and memory care community.

Senior-care facility wins neighborhood, council support

News Article – Thousand Oaks Acorn

March 22, 2018

Local newspaper reporting oh how we worked closely with the community to solve problems and get a project approved.


Podcasts & Interviews

Interview with Paul Griffin III, Founder, CEO, and President of Griffin Livin‪g

Transform (from Senior Housing News) – Podcast

February 10, 2021

A podcast highlighting the people and ideas shaping the future of senior living.

Merging Asset Classes into Senior Living (with Paul Griffin III)

Senior Housing Investors – Podcast

January 11, 2021

The Senior Housing Investors podcast brings you the innovators, investors and leaders of assisted living and senior housing.

Building Senior Housing in Luxury Zipcodes (with Paul Griffin III)

My Company Story – Podcast

November 25, 2020

My Company Story is a podcast that features high-level conversations with some of the most inspiring founders, CEOs, and presidents.

Being a Servant Leader in Business and Networking Situations (with Paul Griffin III)

Social Capital – Podcast

November 4, 2020

Social Capital is a weekly podcast that explores networking practices by interviews with top professionals.

Senior Living Housing is Exploding (with Paul Griffin III)

Street Smart Success – Podcast

November 1, 2020

Street Smart Success interviews successful business and real estate founders/entrepreneurs who’ve achieved great things.

Biggest frustration with Capital Gains Tax Deferral (with Paul Griffin III)

Capital Gains Tax Solutions – YouTube Channel

October 20, 2020

Capital Gains Tax Solutions is a YouTube channel focused on making complex tax deferral strategies simple and passive income plans achievable.

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