Randall M. Griffin
Randall M. Griffin retired April 1, 2012 as CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT). He was elected as Trustee in February 2005. He served as President and CEO from April 2005 until September 2010 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from September 1998 to March 2005. From 1993 to 1998, he was President of Constellation Real Estate Group until its merger into COPT. COPT (OFC: NYSE) is a $4 B enterprise value office real estate investment trust (REIT) with a portfolio of over 20 million SF of office and data space.
Rand's work experience includes 39 years of proven experience in the creation of real estate value through direct responsibilities in management, development, acquisitions, marketing and finance. Rand is particularly adept at building strong management teams, creating enduring strategic plans, conceiving large development opportunities and producing consistently strong financial results.
Prior to joining Constellation Real Estate Group, he directed development for more than $5 billion of real estate assets, representing more than 12 million square feet of office, retail and industrial/design build space, 5,600 hotel rooms and more than 4,000 housing units. He has also been responsible for over $2 billion of acquisitions, including land, retail, office and industrial buildings.
From 1990-1993, Rand was Vice President of Development for EuroDisney Development in Paris, France, where he managed and directed all non-theme park development for the 5,000-acre project. Phase I entailed the construction of nine separate projects totaling $1.5 billion of construction—including 5,200 hotel rooms, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, a 600 unit campground and village, a 27-hole golf course and various residential and support projects. Phase II included $1.2 billion of development. He was also responsible for all Disney Company real estate in 42 locations throughout Europe.
Rand was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Linclay Corporation, a real estate firm active in urban and suburban commercial office, retail and industrial development, asset management and investment. From 1976-1990, he was responsible for the development of 66+ projects, and the acquisition and asset management functions of more than 20 million square feet of space. At Linclay, he supervised six divisions representing more than $1 billion of assets.
Rand serves on the Maryland Public Art Commission and was Chair of the Maryland 9/11 Memorial Advisory Committee. He also serves on a number of non-profit Boards and has the served on the National Aquarium Board, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, the BWI Partnership and the Greater Washington Initiative.
Rand earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Rand served as 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and served in Vietnam as an advisor to a Special Forces Vietnamese Unit.