Griffin Capital Securities LLC, the dealer manager subsidiary of Griffin Capital Company LLC, has hired Adam Hanson as senior vice president to cover the independent broker-dealer channel in Florida. In his new role, he will support existing Griffin Capital relationships, while also developing new opportunities for distribution of Griffin Capital’s various alternative investment products.
During his career, Hanson has held senior positions with Goldman Sachs and Highland Capital. At Goldman, he served as senior analyst, private equity for three years before transitioning to sales distribution roles at Highland Capital. At Highland, he covered all channels representing the firm’s mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and alternative products.
“We could not be more pleased that Adam has agreed to join our team,” said Cory Calvert, national sales director. “With his strong background in the industry and his track record of success, he will be a valuable asset to our team as we continue to further expand our relationships within the independent broker-dealer channel and grow our highly successful lineup of alternative investment offerings, including our industry-leading interval funds.”
The addition of Hanson comes on the heels of the recent restructuring of Griffin Capital Securities’ distribution team toward a channelized distribution model in which it bifurcated its sales team into two groups, one covering the independent broker-dealer market and the other the wirehouse and registered investment advisor channels.
“Our recent reorganization to a channelized approach has enabled us to augment our sales organization with sought-after industry veterans, including three highly-respected executive leaders and four new external wholesalers; Adam is our fifth,” said Mark Goldberg, CEO of Griffin Capital Securities. “These professionals bring significant expertise to their roles at Griffin and are integral in our commitment to remain a leader in our industry.”
Griffin Capital Company is a leading alternative investment asset manager with nearly $10 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. The firm manages, sponsors or co-sponsors a suite of investment products distributed by Griffin Capital Securities to retail investors through a community of partners, including independent and insurance broker-dealers, wirehouses, registered investment advisory firms and the financial advisors who work with these enterprises. Griffin sponsors or co-sponsors Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Griffin Essential Asset REIT II, Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund, Griffin Capital Institutional Access Credit Fund, and Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT III.