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Investing

Perspective guides investing.

Grubb Properties’ mission is to maximize the performance of the assets that have been entrusted to us. We invest in branded, moderate-priced rental housing and value-oriented office properties with land that can be converted to Link Apartments® sites through zoning and shared parking.

This strategy provides a solid, defensive investment thesis as a result of its demographic-driven demand strategy and is proven by a long and consistently strong fund track record. Since 2002, the company has generated more than $1 billion in real estate investment transactions, the sum total of which generated a compounded, net, weighted-average return in excess of 40%.

QUICK STATS
$1.5b
In equity capital
Over the last two decades, Grubb Properties has attracted more than $1.5 billion in equity capital into our platform through 75 investments and 12 fund vehicles with a combined value of $2.46 billion.
$1.2b
Value upon sale
Since 2002, we have realized 30 of those investments, totaling over $1.2 billion in value upon sale.
41.6%
Gross weighted average IRR
Achieving a 2.35x equity multiple at the property level and utilizing less than 57% property leverage at the time of sale.

Investment Strategy

Our investment strategy focuses on essential housing, which we believe to be one of the most resilient asset classes.

Despite a backdrop of the biggest need, there is little new construction within this crucial sector. For the investor, essential housing provides a stronger margin of safety than building luxury apartments, because essential housing is driven by demographics rather than by how well the economy is performing at any given moment. The large Millennial and Gen Z populations are already facing a housing shortage, and the cost pressures constraining the supply are only going to intensify over the next few years.

Link Apartments℠

We pursue Essential Housing through our Link Apartments℠ developments where Grubb Properties has made a commitment to developing highly innovative, efficient, scalable, and branded solutions that help fill the growing essential housing gap across the United States. With a focus on location (urban, transit-oriented, close to major fixed employers (e.g., universities, medical centers) and price point with target rents affordable to residents earning 60-140% of the area median income.

Multifamily and Office Investment

Our current investment strategy is born from our deep experience in both multifamily and office investment. This plays out in methods such as our innovative site selection, which helps us reduce costs. For example, in many markets we acquire office buildings in urban infill locations with acres of surface parking. We then develop a Link Apartments℠ community on that land, with a parking garage that is shared between the tenant and resident uses. This strategy saves us construction costs and provides a steady non-tenant revenue stream, allowing us to pass the savings on to our residents.

Dual Market Strategy

Our dual market strategy positions us for maximum success.

Resilient – Major US markets such as Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC, have a demonstrated history of lower correlation to traditional economic cycles. In these markets, new supply has slowed, exacerbating the housing crisis, leading to future rent growth.

Growth – Secondary US markets such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh and Tampa are usually more cyclical, but with substantially higher growth dynamics during expansions. Their urbanization fits our value-add office strategy with parking conversion to apartment sites.

ACTIVE MARKETS

 Resilient

 Growth

Map of the United States

Tier 1 - Resilient

Tier 2 - Growth

PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Fitzsimons405 units
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Koreatown45,000 sq ftCommercial
950 S Berendo77 units
Multifamily
1353 N Western Ave
65 units
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Queens

416 units

Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
1701 H Street180 unitsMultifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
412 Madison157 unitsMultifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
The Park at Perimeter Center East284,538 sq ftCommercial
2400 Lake Park
104,694 sq ft
Commercial
Waterford Centre
86,395 sq ft
Commercial
Link Apartments Grant Park
246 units

Multifamily

The George & The Leonard Apartments
217 units
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Mixson268 units
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
1515 Park Montford123,115 sq ft
Commercial
4601 Park Road
118,650 sq ft
Commercial
Elizabeth Charlotte Office
48,905 sq ft
Commercial
Link Apartments NoDa at 36th
128,000 sq ft
Commercial
Link Apartments NoDa at 36th
292 units
Multifamily
Link Apartments Montford Ph I
288 units
Multifamily
Link Apartments Montford Ph II
265 units
Multifamily
Link Apartments Mint Street
259 units
Multifamily
Cycle Apartments
104 units
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments West End215 unitsMultifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Broad Ave370 units
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Franklin Street118,517 sq ftCommercial
Gwendolyn Office Building
106,000 sq ft
Commercial
Glen Lennox Shopping Center
26,032 sq ft
Commercial
Glen Lennox Apartments
396 units
Multifamily
Link Apartments Linden215 unitsMultifamily
Link Apartments Glenwood South204 unitsMultifamily
101 E Rosemary St140 unitsMultifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Manchester187 unitsMultifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Triad Center394,600 sq ftCommercial
Link Apartments Innovation Quarter
344 units
Multifamily
Link Apartments 4th Street

224 units

Multifamily
Link Apartments Brookstown
205 units
Multifamily

INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

Expect a higher level of service.

We believe outstanding personal attention is one reason many of our investors have been with us for years.

RESPONSIBLE REAL ESTATE (ESG)

We take a bigger world view.

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework, we’re creating places that make a significant difference.

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