Paul Griffin III
President & CEO
Paul E. Griffin III is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Griffin Living. A fifth-generation builder with forty years of expertise in real estate development, Paul was inducted into the Forbes Real Estate Council in 2020.
Prior to founding Griffin Living, Paul has overseen the development of projects, including residential homes, apartment complexes, retail centers, and commercial office space. He has created over $4.5 billion in value.
Paul’s career has been marked with numerous awards and honors, including Habitat for Humanity’s Builder of the Year (Hammer of Hope) and the Building Industry Association’s Builder of the Year. Additionally, he has won awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference for design and community land plans as well as for establishing quality programs for volume builders.
Beyond his work as a developer, Paul is a patron of numerous arts, education, and community organizations, volunteering both time and resources. These institutions include Carnegie Observatories, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Koegel Autism Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Aquinas College, Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museum, the Wounded Warriors Project, the YMCA, the Young Presidents Organization, and the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Paul holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from UCLA.