Charles Griffith, a fifth generation San Franciscan, was born in San Mateo and raised in Hillsborough. He and his wife, Jane, currently reside in the Baywood neighborhood of San Mateo. He has a very personal knowledge of the local school districts and surrounding Peninsula areas. Charles attended North Hillsborough Elementary, Eaglebrook in Deerfield, Massachusetts—followed by prep school at Stevenson in Pebble Beach, and earned his political science degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
After UOP, Charles went to work for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Capital Corporation, working with their cross-border aircraft leasing group before joining Cardinal Capital, LLC, in San Francisco. Charles enjoyed success with Cardinal, a tightly-knit boutique investment bank. In his fourth year with the firm, he became a principle, working closely with both their corporate finance and real estate units for close to a decade. His experience in real estate development exposed him to all areas of the investment and sales cycles in both commercial and residential markets including: acquisitions, dispositions, finance, entitlements, construction and asset management. Charles looks forward to bringing a corporate professionalism and work ethic to the residential real estate market. It was through this experience, as well as his past and innate attraction to the Peninsula, that has drawn him to McGuire Real Estate in Burlingame—the premier private boutique real estate brokerage firm in the Bay Area.
Charles also has a unique advantage working in partnership with his mother, Suzy Griffith, who has been actively working in the high-end residential real estate market in the Burlingame, San Mateo, and Hillsborough areas for over forty years. Suzy has an impressive understanding of the Peninsula market; do to her upbringing few brokers have such a native comprehension of the area’s history, architecture, and families which make up our community. This partnership allows the Griffith’s to take a multi-generational approach to their clients’ needs, a rarity within the industry. Their value-add approach to the real estate business supports their belief that buying and selling a home is one of the most significant transactions you and your family will go through.
Charles and Suzy are not only passionate, but have also been successful, in renovating and building homes. They bring a unique and creative collaboration to remodeling, interior design and landscape. These abilities are useful in staging and selling your home as well as helping to create a future vision for your new property. Charles and Suzy look forward to bringing a new level of integrity, service, and diligence to your transition into a new home.