- Vision & Values
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Founded in 1963 by the late Robert Lay Grubb, Jr., the company and its affiliates began developing hundreds of single-family homes and apartment homes in Davidson County, N.C. By the late 1970s, the company was acquiring and operating larger multifamily communities. In the 1980s, the company increased its acquisition program and pioneered the conversion of apartments to condominiums for sale to investors. By the 1990s, the company had begun another aggressive acquisition program, which included approximately 2,000 apartment homes and 700,000 square feet of office space. Grubb Properties is now a vertically integrated real estate operating company owned by its employees and board members, with offices in Charlotte, Cary and Lexington, N.C. Over the last 25 years, Grubb Properties has completed more than $2 billion in investment transactions, including seven private equity real estate funds. Properties have encompassed more than 4 million commercial square feet and more than 15,000 residential units in both acquisition and development programs, focused in the southeastern U.S.
Vision & Values
People who care. Places that matter.
That tag line flows from our company’s vision, which began in 1963 with the development, sales and nonprofit financing of more than 300 homes to residents in minority neighborhoods around Davidson County, N.C. These families, cut off from traditional bank financing of that era due to redlining, were able for the first time in their lives to realize the American dream of home ownership, thanks to our innovative structure.
Today, Grubb Properties is a full-service real estate company with offices in North Carolina’s major metropolitan markets including the Raleigh, Charlotte and the Greensboro regions. The company has completed more than $2 billion investment transactions since its inception through strategic joint ventures, property level syndications and the creation of seven real estate funds. We currently operate properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia and target investment opportunities throughout the southeastern U.S.
Grubb Properties looks to scale its capital resources alongside partners and investors at both the asset level and through programmatic joint ventures where it can acquire well-located assets and create sustainable value. Over the decades since 1963, as we acquired a broader set of competencies and an extensive history of innovative projects and partnerships, the company has remained true to its original core values – to make a difference in the communities where we invest, develop and manage real estate.
Grubb Properties’ commitment to energy efficiency runs deep throughout every aspect of the company’s business, from energy audits of properties, to daily office practices in the corporate headquarters. Sustainability is one of the key attributes of every employee’s annual performance review.
Grubb Properties has been a leader in energy savings since 1994, when it had its first energy audit and invested less than $100,000 in a property to then reap more than $40,000 in annual savings. Now, every property in our portfolio has its utility performance measured quarterly to identify best practices as well as improvements needed. The company’s CEO has served on the Board of the Environmental Defense Fund for six years and continues to be active in environmental policy and stewardships.
Grubb Properties is proud to be a participant in the EDF Climate Corps fellowship program. EDF recruits leading graduate students from the country's top academic programs, trains them, and places them in companies, cities and universities where they become champions of energy efficiency for the summer, analyzing energy-saving opportunities and developing customized energy efficiency investment plans. EDF Climate Corps delivers energy and cost savings today, while training tomorrow's leaders to create value through environmental initiatives.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Regional Property Manager, Multifamily
Senior Commercial Property Manager
President and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Property Accountant
Senior Vice President - Information Technology
Assistant, Human Resources
Maintenance and Safety Director
Senior Property and Fund Accountant
Information Systems Engineer
Vice President - Project Management & Construction
Executive Vice President - Commercial
Yardi Project Manager and Business Analyst, IT
Corporate Communications Manager
Director - Investments
Associate – Development
Network Administrator, IT
Associate – Investments
Regional Property Manager, Director - Multifamily
Executive Assistant & Estimating Coordinator
Executive Administrator – Commercial Division
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Director – Construction and Development
Vice President – Development
Senior Property Accountant
Director - Construction Services
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President – Investor Relations
Executive Assistant – Investments
Lease Administrator - Commercial
Vice President – Commercial
Senior Development Accountant
Director – Commercial
Senior Vice President - Finance
Senior Vice President – Investments
Senior Associate – Development
Assistant Property Manager – Commercial
Senior Analyst – Finance
Associate - Investments and Research
Regional Property Manager - Multifamily
Executive Vice President - Project Management & Construction
Vice President – Multifamily
Director - Commercial Operations
Director - Investments
Director – Finance
Marketing Specialist - Multifamily
Marketing Director – Multifamily
Chief Investment Officer