On June 20, 2018, nearly 40 employees from the Griffin Capital Company, LLC (Griffin Capital) El Segundo office participated in a day of volunteer service, building affordable housing in Culver City with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). The build day was part of the Griffin Charitable Initiative and marks the third time that the firm has volunteered with Habitat LA.
David Rupert, President of Griffin Capital, said, “As a growing firm that has enjoyed more than two decades of success investing capital on behalf of individual investors, we view volunteer service as an honor and a responsibility.
Our entire organization has always strived to support the well-being of the local communities where our more than 170 employees live and work. Building affordable housing has been a priority of our firm going back to 2013 when we first volunteered as a company, and for individual employees, myself included, our involvement with Habitat goes back decades. We are big believers that affordable housing, having a place to call home, is a crucial starting point for achieving financial stability.”
Together with individuals who will live in one of the homes, the Griffin Capital team helped build two single-unit homes by working on sheeting, floor joists, support beams, and attic ventilation. Part of the volunteer work involved measuring, cutting and installing blocking into dozens of pre-fabricated floor joists that will serve as both the ceiling of the first floor and the floor of the second story.
Last year, Griffin Capital, in an effort to expand its multi-year practice of supporting ad-hoc charitable activities, and in recognition of the growing number of employees located outside of the El Segundo headquarters, launched the Griffin Charitable Initiative, a year-round, employee-led effort designed to strengthen Griffin Capital’s involvement with, and contributions to, non-profit organizations across the country that further local causes.
Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA, said, “Habitat LA has accomplished a great deal thanks to the support of donors and volunteers, like Griffin Capital. We are incredibly grateful when a company brings their employees to one of our sites for a day of team building. Together, we are working towards our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”