Griffin Living is an award-winning developer with a long history of cultivating close relationships with community stakeholders. Our key values are integrity, hard work, and problem solving, traits that have cemented our sterling reputation in forging community partnerships.
When we partner with a new set of community stakeholders, our first priority is listening to the objectives, constraints, and concerns of our partners. We work with homeowners associations, city councils, chambers of commerce, and more to evaluate how a new property can augment, rather than diminish, a community’s culture. We have honed these listening skills for decades, and were proud to display them in our recent Varenita of Westlake project in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Thousand Oaks is known to be selective in granting development privileges. The residents cherish their community and guard its character closely, and were initially skeptical of our proposal to create an assisted living and memory care community. Soon, however, Griffin and Thousand Oaks stakeholders were working together in harmony.
"At first, the city [of Thousand Oaks] said they didn’t need any more assisted living. But we went back to them and showed them research that demonstrated that the area was hugely underserved. After that, the city told us to talk to the neighbors. So, we went to the Thousand Oaks community, listened, and discussed mutual benefits. They had a number of concerns. For example, they wanted a traffic circle in their neighborhood, and we worked hard to make that happen. You solve problems by listening and finding creative solutions."
– Paul E. Griffin III, President & CEO, Griffin Living
"Griffin has been extremely good partners. They’ve listened to any kind of concern any residents had ... and the attention to detail in regard to the aesthetic of the property—anything I can think of that anybody ever brought up as a concern, they’ve addressed."
– Linda Spencer, President, Westlake Hills Property Owners Association
"This is a classic case study of how to do it right."
– Andy Fox, Mayor, Thousand Oaks, CA
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