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Grubb Properties: Working together to enhance life and community.

Since its founding in 1963, Grubb Properties has worked to find creative solutions that combine compassion and prosperity. Today, Grubb Properties is a leader in finding solutions to address the housing affordability crisis through its Link Apartments® brand.

As a vertically integrated real estate operating company, Grubb Properties offers a wide range of expertise in property management, development, and construction. Our growth is primarily funded through real estate investment funds with long-term horizons.


Robert Grubb incorporates a home-building business that combines property with compassion and will later become Grubb Properties.


Grubb Properties becomes the largest home-builder in Davidson County, NC


Grubb Properties becomes North Carolina’s largest condominium seller with over 2,500 units sold


Grubb Properties creates its first fund, Rexford LLC, which achieves a 5.5x multiple and a 47% IRR for its original investors


Grubb Properties creates Sterling Real Properties, LLC, a $175 million fund with Invesco Realty Advisors


Grubb Properties, having refrained from any new investments since August 2005, launches Fund I to pursue attractive real estate investments coming out of the Global Financial Crisis


Link Apartments® becomes the company’s primary growth strategy, focusing on the creation of urban, value-based apartments at a time when America is facing its greatest housing affordability crisis

A Message from our CEO

Clay Grubb, CEO
A Message from our CEO
In 1963, Robert Grubb founded Grubb Properties with a commitment to integrity, responsibility, and improving the quality of his community. That history of compassion and prosperity remains the most important part of our culture today.

ESG Initiatives

ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) initiatives are a significant component of our goal to deliver competitive returns by creating places that matter. To maximize the impact of our strategy, we have aligned our ESG initiatives with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

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Our goal is to build the most accessible new multifamily communities in urban areas through our Link Apartments® brand. Our long-term resident program caps rent increases for residents who live with us at least five years.


Our new development pursues certifications such as LEED, NGBS, and ENERGY STAR. We measure build energy, water, waste, and emissions within our control, and are identifying long-term reduction targets. We participate in the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellowship program.

Business Ethics
and Integrity

Our compliance committee is responsible for ensuring our compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements, and includes employees, outside counsel, and fund counsel. We are governed by a majority-external board of directors. We undergo regular SOC audits and regularly disclose our strategy and performance to investors.


We are the first private developer in North America to enlist Copenhagenize to design innovative bicycle- and pedestrian-focused infrastructure at our communities. We work to find the ideal parking ratio using shared parking, and to design communities that encourage alternative transportation options.

Supply Chain

We collect information from companies in our supply chain to understand their priorities and responses to ESG risks.


We improve communities by creating walkable design and connectivity, and by seeking permanent solutions to delayed or inadequate infrastructure.


People who care.
Places that matter.

In business since 1963, Grubb Properties today is 100% employee- and board-owned. We create, develop, operate, and manage properties primarily within the Southeast U.S., including commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use projects. We also have corporate offices in Charlotte, Cary, and Winston-Salem, NC, and Atlanta, GA.

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