Senior Leadership Team
W. Clay Grubb • CEO
Clay leads the long-term, strategic vision for Grubb Properties. During his tenure at Grubb, he has taken the lead developing or acquiring over $1 billion worth of real estate projects.
In addition to his responsibilities at Grubb Properties, Clay serves as Chairman of the Board for two non-profit organizations: the Grubb Real Estate Preservation Foundation, which focuses on land preservation, and Freedom School Partners, which provides after-school and summer programs for inner-city children. Clay also serves on the Kenan-Flagler School of Business’ Real Estate Advisory Board, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Real Estate Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for Aym Technologies, the North Carolina’s Environmental Defense Fund Board and Charlotte’s Mint Museum of Craft + Design Board of Directors. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization, where he currently serves as North Carolina’s Forum Chair. Earlier in his career, Clay served as President of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association’s Board of Directors and in 2005 he received their most prestigious award, the Lex Marsh Award. In 2005, Clay also received the Young Bishop Award from Virginia Episcopal School as recognition for his many accomplishments. Clay previously served on the Queens University’s Presidential Advisory Board, the executive committee for Queens University’s Learning Society, the Board of Trustees for the NC Dance Theatre, and the Mint Museum Board of Trustees.
Clay received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Management from the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, with a concentration in finance and a second major in economics.