David L. Griffin

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

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Dining Room, The Sheridan at Eastside in Snelville, Georgia

At first glance, one might include senior housing on this list of industries most hurt by the pandemic. If the annual flu poses a substantial threat to seniors in assisted living, COVID has been devastating. Though everyone is familiar with notorious examples of outbreaks in senior housing facilities, the news is better than it might seem. Among the 75,000 active senior living centers, very few have had major outbreaks. …


Written by: Matthew Griffin

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

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This week, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) advised that people over 75 be next in line for the COVID vaccine after healthcare workers and long term care residents.

According to Wall Street Journal reporting, this was a difficult decision for the ACIP, who were debating whether essential workers, whose jobs put them at risk of exposure, would be prioritized over seniors, whose age puts them at risk of complications if infected. …


Sept. 20, 2020

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Written By: Matthew Griffin

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

It was a tough day in the senior housing and care business when a New York Times headline proclaimed nursing homes “death pits” in April during the COVID-19 crisis. The article cited that nearly a third of coronavirus deaths in the United States were in senior housing facilities.

With robust and innovative safety measures in place, senior living facilities at Griffin Living remain COVID free.

How can this be? It’s partly a matter of distinguishing types of senior living. Numerous reports on infection and mortality rates among seniors in long-term care facilities continue to combine numbers from nursing homes and assisted living facilities. …


Press Release: LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2020

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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.

Griffin was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for induction include a track record of impressive growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. Griffin has produced an excess of 4 billion dollars of value with his real estate development companies. …


John Terando, Senior Vice President, Griffin Living

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

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The team at Griffin Living works hard to ensure the residents of our innovative senior living developments have not only beautiful places to call home, but also activities to make for an active and luxurious lifestyle there.

Gone are the days of cafeteria-style mess halls and hospital food. At Griffin Living’s assisted living properties, residents enjoy all-day dining to accommodate their schedules. Professional chefs with backgrounds in fine dining ensure that food is prepared, plated, and presented with restaurant quality.

Residents of our senior living communities can enjoy a drink in the cocktail lounge, looking into a beautiful courtyard or out at a scenic lake. When dinner is served, they can choose from an a la carte menu or participate in the theme of the evening, like BBQ from an industrial smoker or pizza from a wood-fired oven. Residents and their families particularly enjoy Sunday brunch, complete with carving station. …


Paul E Griffin III, CEO, Griffin Living

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.

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Long before COVID-19 became the most pressing issue on everyone’s minds, our team at Griffin Living had been studying another crisis: the shortage of suitable housing for American seniors in urban and suburban areas.

For the last ten years, we have been researching the evolving needs of American families as their loved ones age, and building modern, well-appointed assisted living centers in which seniors can comfortably retire. …


Paul E. Griffin III, CEO, Griffin Living

We believe that some of the best years of seniors’ lives are ahead of them. So we are reimagining the way that senior housing is experienced.

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When I first started looking into the senior housing business for Griffin Living, I’ve visited a number of facilities to evaluate senior housing standards and try to shoot higher and become a top assisted living community builder. I’ll never forget seeing an elderly man whose daughter was dropping him off after an outing together. He was angry. It seems to me he had every reason to be: he was healthy and had all his wits about him. But his assisted living home looked, smelled, and sounded like a hospital. The air was stale, the overhead lighting fluorescent, and the only sounds were of shuffling feet and medical machines. I thought, “I don’t blame him: There’s no way I’d want to be here in a couple decades.” …


Ann Lewis, Executive Vice President and COO, Griffin Living

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.

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Though our holidays may look different this year than in the past, they remain important to all of us, no matter what age we are. In other years, children would be off from school, college students coming home, and families reuniting. This year was a very different situation for everyone. 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. …


Richard Niec, Senior Vice President of Forward Planning, Griffin Living

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On Wednesday, August 19, 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.

10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, and the lack of suitable housing options for seniors has become a national crisis. Griffin Living Assisted Living will provide aging residents and their families a safe, beautiful dwelling place.

“This development will become a destination for aging residents of Temecula and those nearby who deserve the best and safest in assisted living,” said Paul E. Griffin, Founder, CEO and President, Griffin Living. “Furthermore, the Temecula site was both a nuisance and an eyesore at a major intersection, and now will feature a new, thoughtfully designed development. Overall, this new facility will elevate the community and serve the aging population and their children who care for them.” …


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.

West Oaks Project Summary

  • Assisted Living | Memory Care
  • Architect: Irwin Partners Architects
  • Owned by: Griffin Family Trust
  • Developer: Griffin Living
  • Funding Partner: Canyon Realty Advisors LLC
  • Total Building Count: 86 Units
  • Assisted Living Count: 58 Units
  • Memory Care Count: 28 Units
  • Gross Building Area: 103,704 sq ft.
  • Rentable sq ft: 43,983

Griffin Living’s West Oaks Project in Thousand Oaks, CA is an assisted living and memory care facility. It is being built in a section of city that had proved difficult to develop in because of residents’ concerns with traffic. However Griffin has been able to make the development happen by working residents to improve infrastructure and prevent traffic and that has earned Griffin Living neighborhood support. Thousand Oaks, California Mayor, Andy Fox has said, “This is a classic case study of how to do it right.” The City Council even went so far as to say, “Griffin Living has set the bar for how development in the City of Thousand Oaks needs to be done.” …

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