Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Acquires Country Club Medical Office Building Near Atlanta

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| Source: American Healthcare Investors

ATLANTA, July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Corporation, the co-sponsors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc., announced today that the REIT has acquired Country Club Medical Office Building, an approximately 16,000-square-foot medical office building in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge.

Located at 225 Country Club Drive, the building is located in close proximity to the 215-bed Piedmont Henry Hospital, the community's primary medical center and a member of the Aa3 credit-rated Piedmont Healthcare system. Built in 2002, Country Club Medical Office Building is 84 percent leased to four tenants, and provides a variety of medical services, including: oral and maxillofacial surgery, family dentistry, and ophthalmological services. In total, nearly 10,000 square feet of the building is leased on a triple net basis through November 2017.

"Country Club Medical Office Building is an attractive, modern building that benefits from an ideal location in the midst of a thriving medical community near the campus of a busy community hospital that is affiliated with one of the nation's premier healthcare systems," said Dan Prosky, a principal of American Healthcare Investors and president and chief operating officer of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III.

Country Club Medical Office Building was acquired from Stockbridge 225 LLC, an unaffiliated third party represented by Ackerman & Company's Andrew Murphy. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III financed the acquisition using cash on hand.

About American Healthcare Investors LLC

American Healthcare Investors is an investment management firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare-related real estate, including medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing and hospitals. The company was founded by nationally recognized real estate investment executives Jeff Hanson, Danny Prosky and Mathieu Streiff, who have completed in excess of $18 billion in aggregate acquisition and disposition transactions during their careers, approximately $8 billion of which has been healthcare-related real estate transactions. American Healthcare Investors is committed to providing investors with access to the potential benefits that healthcare-related real estate ownership can provide. For more information regarding American Healthcare Investors, please visit www.AmericanHealthcareInvestors.com.

About Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc.

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc. intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III intends to build a balanced and diversified portfolio of healthcare real estate assets, focusing primarily on medical office buildings, senior housing facilities, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. The REIT is co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Corporation. For more information regarding Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, please visit www.HealthcareREIT3.com.

About Griffin Capital Corporation

Griffin Capital is a privately-owned real estate company headquartered in Los Angeles. Led by senior executives, each with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed transactions representing over $16 billion in value, Griffin Capital and affiliates have acquired or constructed over 30 million square feet of space since 1995, and currently own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor an institutional-quality portfolio of approximately 27 million square feet located in 32 states and 1 million square feet located in the United Kingdom, representing approximately $5.2 billion in asset value, based on purchase price. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at www.griffincapital.com.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements with respect to the medical community of Stockbridge, Georgia and the occupancy of Country Club Medical Office Building. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: the uncertainties relating to the medical needs and local economy of Stockbridge, Georgia; the strength and financial condition of Country Club Medical Office Building and its tenants; the success of Piedmont Henry Hospital; the uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and real estate conditions; the uncertainties regarding changes in the healthcare industry; the uncertainties relating to the implementation of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III's real estate investment strategy; and other risk factors as outlined in that company's prospectus, as amended from time to time, and as detailed from time to time in Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III's periodic reports, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of the date on which such statements were made, and we undertake no obligation to update any such statements that may become untrue because of subsequent events.

Damon Elder
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