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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. In 2021, Grubb Properties realized their 42nd round trip transaction since 2002. The results of those investments resulted in a weighted average IRR of 36% and an equity multiple of 2.5x.

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Total real estate assets under management

Total real estate assets under management as of December 31, 2021.

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Value upon sale

Since 2002, we have realized 41 of those investments, totaling over $1.6 billion in value upon sale.

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Gross weighted average IRR

Achieving a 2.0x equity multiple at the property level and utilizing less than 52% property level 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 ApartmentsSM

We pursue Essential Housing through our Link ApartmentsSM 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.

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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, and Raleigh 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.

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ACTIVE MARKETS
  • Resilient
  • Growth
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New York
Washington, DC Metro Area
Chapel Hill
Raleigh-Durham
Richmond
Charlotte
Triad
Charlotte
Atlanta
Charleston
Greenville
Memphis
Atlanta
Los Angeles
Bay Area
Washington, DC Metro Area
New York
Hempstead
Denver
Charlotte
Chapel Hill
Los Angeles

Tier 1 - Resilient

  • New York
  • Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Los Angeles
  • Bay Area
  • Washington, DC Metro Area
  • New York
  • Hempstead
  • Denver
  • Los Angeles

Tier 2 - Growth

  • Chapel Hill
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Richmond
  • Charlotte
  • Triad
  • Charlotte
  • Atlanta
  • Charleston
  • Greenville
  • Memphis
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Chapel Hill

New York

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® 8 Carlisle Multifamily 429 units
Link Apartments® QPN Multifamily 416 units

Washington, DC Metro Area

Property Size Asset Type
Reston Corners Commercial 294,031 sq ft
Link Apartments® Reston Multifamily 145 units
Argon Plaza Commercial 274,930 sq ft
Link Apartments® Rhode Island Ave Multifamily 234 units
Beauregard Office Commercial 211,025 sq ft
Link Apartments® H Street Multifamily 191 units

Chapel Hill

Property Size Asset Type
Gwendolyn Office Building Commercial 106,000 sq ft
Glen Lennox Shopping Center Commercial 26,032 sq ft
Glen Lennox Apartments Multifamily 356 units
Link Apartments® Linden Multifamily 215 units
Link Apartments® Calyx Multifamily 305 units
137 E Franklin Commercial 118,517 sq ft
UNC Office / Lab Commercial 237,000 sq ft
Link Apartments® Rosemary Multifamily 165 units

Raleigh-Durham

Property Size Asset Type
Edinburgh Cary Office Commercial 134,017 sq ft
Harrison Cary Office Commercial 30,352 sq ft
Link Apartments® Glenwood South Multifamily 204 units

Richmond

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Manchester Multifamily 187 units

Charlotte

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Montford Ph I Multifamily 288 units
Link Apartments® Montford Ph II Multifamily 265 units
Link Apartments® Mint Street Multifamily 259 units
1515 Montford Park Commercial 123,115 sq ft
4601 Park Road Commercial 118,650 sq ft
Elizabeth Avenue 1523/1535 Commercial 48,905 sq ft
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Commercial 128,000 sq ft
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Ph I Multifamily 292 units
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Ph II Multifamily 242 units

Triad

Property Size Asset Type
Triad Center Commercial 394,600 sq ft
Link Apartments® Innovation Quarter Multifamily 344 units
Link Apartments® 4th Street Multifamily 224 units
Link Apartments® Brookstown Multifamily 205 units

Charlotte

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Montford Ph I Multifamily 288 units
Link Apartments® Montford Ph II Multifamily 265 units
Link Apartments® Mint Street Multifamily 259 units
1515 Montford Park Commercial 123,115 sq ft
4601 Park Road Commercial 118,650 sq ft
Elizabeth Avenue 1523/1535 Commercial 48,905 sq ft
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Commercial 128,000 sq ft
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Ph I Multifamily 292 units
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Ph II Multifamily 242 units

Atlanta

Property Size Asset Type
2400 Lake Park Commercial 104,694 sq ft
Link Apartments® Grant Park Multifamily 246 units
The George and The Leonard Apartments Multifamily 217 units
The Park at Perimeter Center East Commercial 284,538 sq ft

Charleston

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Mixson Multifamily 358 units

Greenville

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® West End Multifamily 215 units

Memphis

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Broad Ave Multifamily 370 units

Atlanta

Property Size Asset Type
2400 Lake Park Commercial 104,694 sq ft
Link Apartments® Grant Park Multifamily 246 units
The George and The Leonard Apartments Multifamily 217 units
The Park at Perimeter Center East Commercial 284,538 sq ft

Los Angeles

Property Size Asset Type
1353 N Western Avenue Multifamily 65 units
Link Apartments® Solana Multifamily 70 units
Link Apartments® NoHo Multifamily 125 units
Link Apartments® Kora Multifamily 246 units
Link Apartments® Korella Multifamily 77 units
Link Apartments® Vine Multifamily 153 units

Bay Area

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Four12 Multifamily 157 units
Link Apartments® Palo Alto Multifamily 102 units

Washington, DC Metro Area

Property Size Asset Type
Reston Corners Commercial 294,031 sq ft
Link Apartments® Reston Multifamily 145 units
Argon Plaza Commercial 274,930 sq ft
Link Apartments® Rhode Island Ave Multifamily 234 units
Beauregard Office Commercial 211,025 sq ft
Link Apartments® H Street Multifamily 191 units

New York

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® 8 Carlisle Multifamily 429 units
Link Apartments® QPN Multifamily 416 units

Hempstead

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Hempstead Multifamily 166 units

Denver

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Fitz Multifamily 405 units

Charlotte

Property Size Asset Type
Link Apartments® Montford Ph II Multifamily 265 units
Link Apartments® Mint Street Multifamily 259 units
Link Apartments® Montford Ph I Multifamily 288 units
1515 Montford Park Commercial 123,115 sq ft
4601 Park Road Commercial 118,650 sq ft
Elizabeth Avenue 1523/1535 Commercial 48,905 sq ft
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Commercial 128,000 sq ft
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Ph I Multifamily 292 units
Link Apartments® NoDa at 36th Ph II Multifamily 242 units

Chapel Hill

Property Size Asset Type
Gwendolyn Office Building Commercial 106,000 sq ft
Glen Lennox Shopping Center Commercial 26,032 sq ft
Glen Lennox Apartments Multifamily 356 units
Link Apartments® Linden Multifamily 215 units
Link Apartments® Calyx Multifamily 305 units
137 E Franklin Commercial 118,517 sq ft
UNC Office / Lab Commercial 237,000 sq ft
Link Apartments® Rosemary Multifamily 165 units

Los Angeles

Property Size Asset Type
1353 N Western Avenue Multifamily 65 units
Link Apartments® Solana Multifamily 70 units
Link Apartments® NoHo Multifamily 125 units
Link Apartments® Kora Multifamily 246 units
Link Apartments® Korella Multifamily 77 units
Link Apartments® Vine Multifamily 153 units

INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

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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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