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Granite Capital Investments, L.L.C. through itself and its affiliated companies is a leading owner and developer of quality apartment, retail, office, industrial, and land developments in the Western United States.

Granite Capital Investments, L.L.C.
Granite Capital Investments, L.L.C. is an Arizona Limited Liability Company that was founded in California in 1994 as Granite Capital Investments, Inc. with its primary focus on the ownership of high-quality, institutional grade real estate investments.
 
Granite Capital Partners, L.L.C.
Granite Capital Partners, L.L.C., an Arizona Limited Liability Company formed in 2007, combines the resources of Peter Kleis, Greg Tomlinson, and Michael Ziegler focusing on strategic equity, debt, and real estate investments.

Granite Enterprises, L.L.C.
Granite Enterprises, LLC is an Arizona Limited Liability Company focused on land entitlement and retail, residential, master-planned community, and mixed-use development opportunities.

Granite Realty Advisors, Inc.
Granite Realty Advisors, Inc. is a California corporation formed in 1993 as an investment advisory company focused on larger, institutional quality apartment investments.

Peter Kleis, President
Mr. Kleis has been active in the real estate industry since 1988, beginning his career with Grubb & Ellis Commercial Services. Over the past 21 years, Mr. Kleis has facilitated more than $1,000,000,000 in real estate transactions ranging from investment brokerage and partnership syndication to development, construction, asset management and oversight of personal holdings. He has negotiated more than 150 property acquisitions and dispositions and more than 100 lease transactions. He has successfully transacted real estate business in six European markets, four Pan-Asian markets and twenty major metropolitan areas in the United States. Mr. Kleis is the Managing Partner of more than a dozen real estate investments and has owned several companies in addition to Granite Capital Investments, Inc. including: Telegis Networks Inc. and, MarketOne Builders.

Greg Tomlinson, Principal
Mr. Tomlinson has worked full-time in the real estate industry since 1986 and since 1993, he has been the president of Granite Realty Advisors, Inc., a California corporation formed to pursue real estate investments and other associated activities. Mr. Tomlinson's experience encompasses virtually all aspects of investment real estate. He began his career as a retail leasing broker participating in the repositioning of a 700,000 square foot regional mall and over the past nearly 25 years, Mr. Tomlinson has facilitated hundreds of millions of Dollars in real estate transactions ranging from investment brokerage, commercial leasing, condominium conversions, repositioning, partnership syndication, development, construction, re-modeling, and asset management of his personal real estate investments.  He is also particularly effective working with local governmental officials on development applications or property improvements. He has written and had adopted a complete additional zoning designation in California and is also a licensed California real estate broker.
Mr. Tomlinson recently served as vice-chairman of the Planning Commission in Dublin, California and in 2008, he was elected a Trustee of the Dublin Unified School District.

Michael Ziegler, Principal
Michael Ziegler has worked in commercial real estate for over 28 years, first as an investment real estate broker, and starting in the early 1990's, as the founder of Ziegler Development Corporation, a development company focused on the adaptive reuse of large industrial sites.

As an innovative pioneer of the "sustainable development" approach to industrial development and adaptive reuse, he balances three interrelated forms of capital: 1) Social capital, a vibrant civil society; 2) Natural capital, a healthy environment and efficient use of resources, and 3) Economic capital, a receptive climate that attracts and creates new businesses; land, infrastructure and buildings; new jobs; local investment of local money; stable tax revenues; global competitiveness; and self-reliance of the local economy.

In recent years, through Michael's focus on the debt markets, he has purchased pools of non-performing and sub-performing loans from banks and hedge funds and working out these "toxic" loans to a profitable outcome.


Michael Ziegler earned his BA in Philosophy from the University of California Berkeley, and later got a MA in Literature  and a D.Min. in Religious Studies. He has been on the faculty of Naropa, The California Institute of Integral Studies and Wisdom University. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of California.
   
 
 
 
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