IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Griffin Capital Securities, Inc. ("GCS") announced today that Vere Reynolds-Hale has joined the company as Managing Director, National Accounts. Prior to joining GCS, Reynolds-Hale held several executive positions at some of the largest and most prestigious broker-dealers including National Planning Holdings network of broker-dealers, LPL Financial and most recently First Allied Securities.
"Vere is one of the most respected and recognized securities executives in the broker-dealer and sponsor community," said Jeffrey S. Schwaber, President and Head of Distribution of GCS. "His extensive industry knowledge represented by tenure at some of the largest and most highly regarded firms makes him well suited for this position."
Kevin A. Shields, Chairman and CEO of Griffin Capital Corporation and GCS said, "With over twenty years of relationship building in the securities industry, Vere is a seasoned professional to assist GCS in continuing its growth and partnership with our valued broker-dealer selling group members. We couldn't be happier to have Vere head our national accounts efforts."
Reynolds-Hale stated, "I am thrilled to be joining Griffin at such and exciting time in its growth. With the company's track record, dynamic suite of product offerings and well-documented ascension to industry leadership this is an ideal opportunity. My experience, coupled with that of Griffin's senior executive team, creates a powerful combination for continued success."
Vere will be based in the GCS Irvine, California headquarters.
About Griffin Capital Corporation and Griffin Capital Securities
Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") is a privately-owned real estate company headquartered in Los Angeles. Led by senior executives, each with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed transactions representing over $16 billion in value, Griffin Capital and affiliates have acquired or constructed over 31 million square feet of space since 1995, and currently own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor an institutional-quality portfolio of approximately 28 million square feet located in 32 states and 1 million square feet located in the United Kingdom, representing approximately $5.3 billion in asset value. Griffin Capital's current investment platform includes public, unlisted real estate investment trusts and a '40 Act Interval Fund that raise capital through the company's managing broker-dealer, Griffin Capital Securities, Inc. ("GCS"), member FINRA/SIPC. Founded in 1995, GCS is focused on helping financial advisors and their clients learn about and invest in real estate investment products. Additional information about Griffin Capital and GCS is available at www.griffincapital.com.
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