Griffin Partners Welcomes Travis Covington as President of Development

Covington to Lead Firm’s Industrial Development Team Across Market

Travis Covington

HOUSTON, January 27, 2022 – Griffin Partners, an entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm, proudly announces the hiring of Travis Covington to serve as President of Griffin Partners Development.

Based at Griffin Partners’ Houston headquarters, Covington will oversee the firm’s development team and is directly responsible for the company’s continued expansion into industrial development within Griffin Partners’ target markets.

“Travis brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team,” said Andrew Montgomery, President of Griffin Partners Investment Management and Head of Capital Markets. “His dedication to client success, his pervasive relationship approach coupled with his strong work ethic makes Travis a natural fit to lead our development team, we are excited to have him lead as President of our Development platform.”

Prior to joining Griffin Partners, Covington served as the Vice President of Development for the Houston office of Crow Holdings Industrial. While at Crow Holdings, he was responsible for site selection, predevelopment, financial modeling, capitalization, construction, leasing, asset management and disposition across the Houston metro. Additionally, he served as Vice President at Northmarq Capital for over 4 years, where he closed $200 million in loan originations across a broad range of asset classes including multi-family, retail, office, hospitality, self-storage, and land development opportunities.

Covington has nearly a decade of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in the development and capitalization of over 10.5 million square feet of industrial space.

Covington received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and his Master of Business Administration from Rice University. He is a member of NAIOP and currently sits on the NAIOP Houston Chapter’s Development and Construction Committee.

“Griffin Partners’ reputation truly precedes itself,” said Covington. “Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic influx of demand in the industrial development sector. I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing legacy and lead a team that is at the forefront of the ever-changing commercial real estate industry.”

Over the past 40 years, Griffin Partners has created and cultivated lasting client-focused relationships giving the firm freedom to successfully identify promising investment strategies. These opportunities have been converted to profitable investments through a multi-disciplined operating platform.

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 16 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