Paul E. Griffin III, President & CEO

Paul Griffin III

President & CEO

Paul E. Griffin III is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Griffin Living™.

Since its inception in 2009, Paul has led the company as it has developed a steady stream of senior living communities throughout the United States. Notable projects include VivaBella at Simi Valley in Simi Valley, California, winner of a National Association of Home Builders award, and the Sheridan at Eastside, in Snellville, Georgia, a joint venture with Senior Lifestyle. A comprehensive list of projects is available at

Prior to founding Griffin Living™, Paul oversaw the development of a wide variety of projects, including residential homes, apartment complexes, retail centers, and commercial office space, amassing a career total of over $2.5 billion in assets developed.

Paul’s career has been marked with numerous awards and honors, including Habitat for Humanity’s Builder of the Year (2000) and the Building Industry Association’s Builder of the Year (1997). Additionally, he has won awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference for design and community land plans as well as for establishing quality programs for volume builders.

Beyond his work as a developer, Paul is a patron of numerous arts, education, and community organizations, volunteering both time and resources. These institutions include Carnegie Observatories, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Koegel Autism Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Aquinas College, the Vatican Art Foundation, the Wounded Warriors Project, the YMCA, the Young Presidents Organization, and the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Paul holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from UCLA.