Following his completion of the Architecture program at Syracuse University (B. Arch.) and the Urban Planning Program at the Accademia di Belli Arti a Firenze, Italy (M. Arch.), Mr. Torriero first joined the family construction business in Pennsylvania. Subsequently, upon relocating to California in 1977, he was employed by Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company as its Director of Realty Development.
In 1981, Mr. Torriero formed Griffin Realty Corporation, which has developed a number of significant and successful commercial real estate projects throughout California and Nevada. He subsequently formed Griffin Advisors, Inc., and Griffin Structures, Inc., which along with Griffin Realty Corporation were integrated into the Griffin Holdings organization. To date, the companies have been directly responsible for the completion of over $1.5 Billion in projects on a regional, national, and international basis.
Mr. Torriero’s extensive, successful involvement in virtually all aspects of real estate development, finance and construction provides Griffin Holdings with a special expertise in both the conceptualization and the realization of complex and challenging projects. He is considered expert in forward planning, finance, entitlements, public/private ventures, project delivery methodologies, and community-based participatory planning: all critical to success in today’s complex political and economic environments. He also has a considerable expertise in renovative projects and in the adaptive re-use of historical structures. Mr. Torriero is a registered architect and licensed contractor.
Mr. Torriero is a member of the Urban Land Institute and its Public/Private Sector Development Council and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. He is also a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, the Construction Management Association of America, the Design-Build Institute, the US Green Building Council, and the Society for Military History. Mr. Torriero’s public service has included serving as a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Orange County, California, as the Chair of its Facilities Committee during its phased expansion and renovation. He also served as Facilities Chair for the Kidseum of Orange County. Additionally, he is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Historic Fox Theatre in Fullerton, California, and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam War Museum.
Irvine Transportation Center Parking Station, Irvine, CA
Irvine Police Facilities Capital Improvement Plan Analysis, Irvine, CA
San Bernardino County High Desert Government Center, Hesperia, CA (LEED Gold)
Hesperia Police Department Headquarters, Hesperia, CA (LEED Gold)
Hesperia Civic Plaza (City Hall and Library), Hesperia, CA
Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, Hesperia, CA
Buena Park Police Headquarters, Buena Park, CA (Sustainable Design)
Westminster Police Facility, Westminster, CA (LEED Silver)
Watsonville Civic Plaza (City Hall, Criminal Courts, Library & Parking Structure), Watsonville, CA
Brea Sports Park, Brea, CA (Sustainable Design)
Cathedral City Fire Station Headquarters and Related Public Safety Facilities, (LEED Silver)
Fullerton Main Library Expansion / Renovation, Fullerton, CA (LEED EB Registered)
Environmental Nature Center (1st LEED Platinum Building in Orange County), Newport Beach, CA
Laguna Beach Community/Senior Center, Laguna Beach, CA (Sustainable Design)
Cypress Community Center Renovation, Cypress, CA
Rancho Santa Margarita Civic Plaza (City Hall, Community Center and Park), Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Mariner’s Library, Newport Beach, CA
San Dimas City Hall Renovation / Expansion, San Dimas, CA