NAI Pensacola
24 West Chase Street
Pensacola, Florida United States 32502
t+1 850 287 0117 m1 850 450 5126 f+1 850 433 5042
License #:BK655630
John
Griffing
Senior Broker Associate

Specialties: Industrial; Waterfront Industrial/Commercial; Lands (Timber, Farm, Recreational, Industrial)

Scope of Service Experience

Specializes in the Sales and Leasing of commercial properties. Primary focus is on Industrial Properties and large Land Tracts. .

Background & Experience

Summary of Experience:

·        Owned, led, and managed regional market leading, globally-branded commercial real estate brokerage firm;

·        Sold firm to two colleagues in 2018;

·        Led, managed, and grew the firm in all areas of the business including leasing, sales, and management;

·        Grew and maintain a large network of external relationships with key market participants, real estate decision-makers within key tenant organizations, investment sales, leasing brokers and lenders; and

·        Developed, trained, and continue to mentor young team members. 

Experience: 

NAI Pensacola Commercial Real Estate

Senior Broker

I remained with the company after selling to two colleagues who I mentored and trained in July 2018. My focus is the marketing and disposition of industrial, waterfront industrial, land and other selected commercial properties. 

 Awards, Certifications, and Recognitions (Partial List): 

·        Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), (2000)

·        Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), (2001)

·        Realtors Land Institute—Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) (2020)

·        National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Florida State President (2006/7)

·        Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, AL/LA/MS/NWFL Chapter President (2010)

·        Senior Warden, St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Gulf Breeze, FL, (2010)

·        Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, (2013)

Academic Work

·        Adjunct Faculty, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL

·        Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern MS, Online--ED 736 Real Estate and Land Use Planning for Economic Development (3 semester hrs.)

Hobbies/Interests: 

·        Fly Fishing

·        Gardening

·        Writing

Education

Griffing holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

Professional Associations & Designations
  • Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Realtors' Land Institute--Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)
Transaction History

Major Transactions Only (Partial list. A complete list can be provided upon request.)

Over $20-million in land sales alone since 2015.

  • Land Lease of 25-acre industrial waterfront property in Pensacola, FL (FL Drum Corporation)
  • Disposition of 65,000 sf industrial complex in Pensacola, FL (FL Drum Corporation)
  • Disposition of 25,000 sf industrial complex in Pensacola, FL (The First Bank)
  • Disposition of 250-acre crop research complex in Molino, FL (Bayer Crop Science)
  • Disposition of former wastewater treatment plant land in Pensacola, FL (Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA)
  • Disposition of 17-acre commercial land tract (Crestview, FL)
  • Disposition of 5.7-acre commercial land tract (Pensacola, FL)
  • Disposition (Pending January 2021 Closing) 155-acre cattle farm (Molino, FL)
Strategic Clients
  • Partial List from 2015 to Present:
  • AirGas
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Catholic Diocese of Pensacola/Tallahassee;
  • Century Link;
  • Chromalloy Corporation;
  • Cintas Corporation;
  • City of Gulf Breeze, FL;
  • City of Milton, FL;
  • City of Pensacola, FL;
  • Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast;
  • Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA);
  • Encompass Health;
  • Hancock/Whitney Bank;
  • Pensacola Marine Shipyard;
  • Port of Pensacola, FL;
  • The First Bank; and
  • United Bank.