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Graig D. Griffin
Category - Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Brokers
1982 graduate of Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, and national merit scholar, Graig attended the University of Texas at Austin on full academic scholarship, majoring in physics, and supported his schooling by working in the office of a prominent urban office developer.  Upon returning to Las Vegas in 1988, he became a Nevada real estate licensee and began working as a sales agent for Century 21.  He became a sales instructor in 1989, and accepted the position of Vice President and Director of Commercial Services in 1990.  Graig was responsible for all non-residential training and business for the office.  While at Century 21, he was a finalist for the 1989 national listing competition, and received numerous other sales awards.

In 1990, he joined Diversified Realty as a senior associate, quickly becoming sales manager in 1991.  Under his direction, the 12 member land-specialty firm gained rapid market share, averaging 14% - 20% of overall inventory share based on Board of Realtor statistics.  In late 1991, Graig became Vice President, and in 1992, President of Diversified Realty.  In charge of the firm's national affiliation, New America Network (now NAI), he coordinated the network system, and helped the company achieve true full-service status. 

In mid 1993, Graig Griffin and partners formed Encore Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate office.  He served as the first President until 1996, thereafter working as an active agent within the firm as Executive Vice President.  Encore was awarded the NAI membership, and Graig served as director of national accounts, specializing in national tenant rep of retail firms.  In August of 1997, Griffin, Ross & Julian was formed to provide an experience and technology rich environment for the area's top agents, handling large transactions and high-profile accounts such as Nevada Power.  Graig accepted the position of Executive Vice President of NAI Americana Commercial division in 2000, with duties including training, recruiting and technology enhancement, including the implementation of a GIS program.  In July of 2001, Sperry Van Ness recruited him as Director of Business Development for Southern Nevada, and in 2002, he moved to St. George Utah and affiliated with the area's top firm, Colliers International.  In May of 2004, he and partner Steve Kemp opened Kemp Griffin Commercial Real Estate to offer Southern Utah a new level of service.  In August of 2006, Kemp Griffin became Coldwell Banker Commercial KGA, adding the depth of the nation's oldest commercial real estate organization.  CBC KGA is Southern Utah's top firm by production, currently ranked #8 in the state of Utah and the only firm in the top 25 based in Southern Utah.  He is also owner/broker of Pathfinder Real Estate Advisors serving Southern Nevada.  Graig continues to work as an active agent specializing in land, commercial sales and leasing, and large project consulting.

Graig has experience in most areas of commercial and development real estate including; retail, office, and industrial sales and leasing; development; investment sales; gaming properties; and independent fee-based consulting. A highly skilled negotiator, he speaks regularly at real estate conventions from a local to national level, and is an approved instructor for real estate continuing education classes in the State of Nevada.  He won the 1996 Chairman's Award, NAI's highest honor for brokerage excellence chosen by his peers, and was named in Las Vegas Business Press 1995 annual “Top 40 under 40” business leaders for the category of commercial real estate.  Graig wrote and taught Clark County School District's first full-year real estate course, with elements on urban planning, property analysis, and development.  He is active in many industry groups, holds the SIOR designation and is a candidate for the CCIM, and ALC designations as well as the AICP planning designation.  Mr. Griffin is currently involved in several developments, and works regularly as a consultant for other developers on project design and brokerage.  He is a principal in multiple commercial properties in St. George, with several projects pending, and understands the development process and landlord experience well.

As an agent, broker, manager, developer, and principal, Graig Griffin has been responsible for the completion of over 3000 transactions valued in excess of $2 Billion.  He is licensed in Nevada and Utah.

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