Hudson to Lead Firm’s Industrial Development Operations Nationwide
HOUSTON, March 17, 2021 – Griffin Partners, an entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm proudly announced the hiring of David P. Hudson as President of Griffin Partners Development. Hudson brings over 29 years of commercial real estate and industry experience to the firm. Based at Griffin Partners’ Houston headquarters, Hudson will assist the company in its expansion into the industrial sector, leading the management of its national industrial development practice. Hudson’s expertise will provide an avenue for the firm’s investors and partners to participate in value creation through the development of industrial, e-commerce, fulfillment and warehouse properties, in both current and newly identified markets. “David was a natural fit for Griffin. His focus on client and colleague relationships exemplifies the values we have as a company,” said Andrew Montgomery, President of Griffin Partners Investment Management and Head of Capital Markets. “We are thrilled to have David on the Griffin team and are confident he will successfully lead our industrial efforts through his knowledge base, years of experience and professional network.” Before joining Griffin Partners, Hudson led the establishment of the Houston office of Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corporation where he created a current investment value of $568 million through build-to-suit and speculative development of 5.2 million square feet of industrial space. In total, Hudson coordinated new development, leasing, acquisition and property management activities, for a portfolio of 7.8 million square feet of industrial properties during his time at Duke. Prior to Duke Realty, Hudson worked for Trammell Crow Company, where he was responsible for the marketing and leasing of approximately 9 million square feet of warehouse space. Hudson is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker and CPA and has been involved with a variety of professional organizations including the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) where he served as president, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Houston Real Estate Council (HREC) and Houston Realty Business Coalition. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting at Texas Tech University. “Griffin Partners has a tenured record of success and a tenacious team that is as creative as they are nimble,” said Hudson. “I’m grateful to be a part of their legacy and hope to build on it by growing the industrial development sector alongside its long list of core competencies.” Over the past 40 years, Griffin Partners has created and cultivated lasting client-focused relationships giving them freedom to successfully identify promising investment strategies. These opportunities have been converted to profitable investments through the efforts of their multi-disciplined operating platform. For more information on Griffin Partners, visit www.griffinpartners.com.