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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

Tier 1 - Resilient

Tier 2 - Growth

Map of the United States

Tier 1 - Resilient

Tier 2 - Growth

PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Fitzsimons
405
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Koreatown45,000Commercial
950 S Berendo
77
Multifamily
1353 N Western Ave
65
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Queens

416

Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
1701 H Street
180
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
The Park at Perimeter Center East
284,538
Commercial
2400 Lake Park
104,694
Commercial
Waterford Centre
86,395
Commercial
Link Apartments Grant Park
246

Multifamily

The George & The Leonard Apartments
217
Multifamily
Sterling Collier Hills Apartments
120
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Mixson
268
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
1515 Park Montford
123,115
Commercial
4601 Park Road
118,650
Commercial
Elizabeth Charlotte Office
48,905
Commercial
Link Apartments NoDa at 36th
128,000
Commercial
Link Apartments NoDa at 36th
292
Multifamily
Link Apartments Montford Ph I
288
Multifamily
Link Apartments Montford Ph II
265
Multifamily
Link Apartments Mint Street
259
Multifamily
Cycle Apartments
104
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Sterling Pelham Apartments
422
Multifamily
Link Apartments West End
215
Multifamily
Sterling Westchester Apartments
116
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Link Apartments Broad Ave
370
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Franklin Street
118,517
Commercial
Gwendolyn Office Building
106,000
Commercial
Glen Lennox Shopping Center
26,032
Commercial
Glen Lennox Apartments
396
Multifamily
Sterling Glenwood Apartments
254
Multifamily
Link Apartments Linden
215
Multifamily
Link Apartments Glenwood South
204
Multifamily
101 E Rosemary St
140
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Sterling Beaufont Apartments
312
Multifamily
Link Apartments Manchester
187
Multifamily
PropertySize (units/sq ft)Asset Type
Triad Center
394,600
Commercial
Link Apartments Innovation Quarter
344
Multifamily
Link Apartments 4th Street

224

Multifamily
Link Apartments Brookstown
205
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.

We would love to hear from you.