Griffin Partners Announces Achievement of the WELL Health-Safety Rating

The Houston-based real estate investment firm has committed to pursue this designation across its entire portfolio

Houston, TX (March 17, 2022) – Griffin Partners, a commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm, is pleased to announce it has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for fifteen properties totaling over 1.7 million square feet through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future. This initial designation covers 72% of Griffin Partners owned office and mixed-use portfolio and progress is ongoing towards achieving the designation across the entire portfolio over the next several months.

Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps in order to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community.

“At Griffin Partners, we have always had a high level of focus on environmental, social and governance standards and how we can not only reach those, but surpass them,” said Edward Griffin, CEO at Griffin Partners. “This achievement showcases the hard work of our entire team to accomplish this rating for these properties, which is a unique honor. We continue to be looked at as a leader in the industry, in part due to efforts like this.”

Griffin Partners was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the successful completion of third-party documentation review by GBCI to confirm they have met the feature specific intents and requirements.

Over the past 40 years, Griffin Partners has created and cultivated lasting client-focused relationships by successfully identifying promising investment strategies. These opportunities have been converted into profitable investments through the efforts of their multi-disciplined operating platform. For more information on Griffin Partners, visit

About Griffin Partners

Griffin Partners is a commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm founded in 1980 by Fred Griffin. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Griffin Partners cumulatively has acquired or developed over 15 million square feet of space across more than 75 projects comprised of 112 individual properties, with an aggregate value that exceeds over $2.2 billion. The company owns and operates properties throughout Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Tennessee, and North Carolina. For more information on Griffin Partners, visit

About WELL Health-Safety Rating

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellbeing everywhere. IWBI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delos.

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