Griffin Realty and Construction Enterprises, Inc. is owned and operated by Ward Griffin. Ward's primary responsibility is identifying, analyzing and managing projects performed by the company. His past experience in brokerage, development, investment sales, lending and construction give him the needed insight to communicate with and effectively direct the company's multiple trade partners operating in the field. Ward's career began in Charlotte, NC with global commercial real estate and development company Trammell Crow Company. While at Trammell Crow, Ward gained invaluable experience in brokerage, construction management, land assembly, development and investment sales. After 7 years in the Queen City, Ward moved back to his hometown and spent several years with a regional mortgage brokerage company. In 2005, Ward founded Grace, Inc., a licensed general contractor and real estate brokerage firm which performs single family, multifamily, commercial construction and renovations, development and brokerage. Ward has over 20 years of industry experience and involvement in over 400 projects. Through this experience Ward has acquired the skills necessary to meet the needs and expectations of large institutional investors and small end users alike.
An Asheville native, Ward attended The Asheville School, graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Analytical Finance and Accounting and earned an MBA from UNC-Charlotte with a focus in Finance. He resides in the Grove Park neighborhood of North Asheville with his wife Melanie and their two children, Ward and Maitland.