“As many of you know, my father started this company in 1963 with a focus on providing housing for those who were cut out of the system. He primarily built houses in red-lined neighborhoods and provided 100% financing for many of those folks to get homes and become homeowners who otherwise wouldn’t have had that opportunity. Today, Grubb Properties is focused almost exclusively on providing housing for the missing middle, what we call essential housing. It is probably the most critical component of housing in the United States today.”
With these comments, CEO Clay Grubb introduced Grubb Properties’ inaugural ESG report, ESG Matters.
ESG – environmental, social, and governance – factors have been central to Grubb Properties since its founding, long before they became central in the minds of today’s real estate investors.
In the January 18 webinar, Clay was joined by Grubb Properties executives James Holleman, Vice President, Capital Formation, Private Wealth; Colin Walker, Sustainability Manager; and Megan Slocum, Managing Director of Development. The webinar also featured Michael Wexler, Director, Montreal, of Copenhagenize, a leader in bike infrastructure development and consulting globally. Copenhagenize has partnered with Grubb on bicycle infrastructure at many of Grubb’s communities.
A replay of the webinar is available here, or you can download Grubb Properties’ inaugural ESG report below.