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Charlotte Real Estate Giant EC GRIFFITH Celebrates 100th Year!

EC Griffith Commercial Real Estate in Charlotte is proud to celebrate their 100th year of business. It all started when founder E.C. Griffith Senior moved to Charlotte in 1910 after graduating from Georgetown University. After two years of real estate lending for a local bank Griffith started selling, brokering and developing Charlotte Real Estate in the Charlotte area in 1912. Among Griff’s early developments was the Eastover Subdivision off Providence Road, which remains one of Charlotte’s premier neighborhoods. Being in business for 100 years meant dealing with the ups and downs of the United States economy. The company almost saw its end like many other businesses during the great depression in the 1930’s. Griffith had a stroke of luck and the bank gave him an extension on when his loan payments were due, saving the company from losing all the properties it had acquired up to that point. Through the lows and highs of the last 100 years EC Griffith has managed to stay strong thanks to hard work, sensible business practices and just a little bit of luck.

EC Griffith is proud to be a family owned and operated company for three generations now. The newest generation in charge of the company has combined the gutsy business sense that helped jump-start the company back in its formation, with the more reserved mindset that helped the company navigate through the lean years following the Great Depression. This new business model has earned an award from the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and helped EC Griffith become a part of the Wake Forest’s Babcock School & Family Business Center.

According to a recent inventory, The E.C. Griffith Company and its associated entities total nearly one thousand acres of development, including apartment complexes, shopping centers, medical offices, industrial parks, office buildings and residential neighborhoods.

From all of us here at EC Griffith we are truly thankful to everyone who has played a part in our continued success. We are very proud of how far we have come since those first days back in 1912. We look forward to developing working to strengthen and improve the Queen city for another 100 years. So from our family to yours, thank you Charlotte, we have loved growing with you.

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