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Environmental, Social, Governance

A bigger world view serves us all.

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) initiatives are a significant component of our goal to deliver competitive returns by creating places that make a significant difference. To maximize the impact of our strategy, we have aligned our ESG initiatives with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. Each year, we take actions to improve and lessen our environmental impact, as well as encourage and enable our Link ApartmentsSM residents to participate in the behaviors that will elevate our effort.

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Green Building Certifications

A total of 27% of our 2021 portfolio has earned green building certifications, up from 19% of the total portfolio in 2020. Goal to have 100% green certification across our portfolio.

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Increase in our 2021 GRESB combined score

Our 2021 GRESB combined score increased 19% from 2020.

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GRESB Development Benchmark

Our 2021 GRESB Development Benchmark was 81/100, higher than the global average.

ESG INITIATIVES

Across six crucial measures, we are elevating expectations for ways housing can be created and communities supported.

Housing Affordability

Housing Affordability

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 of 5+ years.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Our new development pursues certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), NGBS (National Green Building Standard), and ENERGY STAR. We measure building energy, water, waste, and emissions within our control and are identifying long-term reduction targets.

Business Ethics & Integrity

Business Ethics & Integrity

We are governed by a majority-external board of directors. We undergo regular SOC audits and regularly disclose our strategy and performance to investors.

Transportation Innovation

Transportation Innovation

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

Responsible Supply Chain

Responsible Supply Chain

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

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

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

DOWNLOAD OUR 2021 ESG REPORT

With our expansion into new markets and the growth of our essential housing portfolio, we have an opportunity to make an even greater impact. We have made great strides in expanding our ESG tracking and reporting, and the 2021 ESG report shares our progress on this important journey.

Download our 2021 ESG Report to see how we incorporate ESG priorities across all areas of Grubb Properties, how we are building resiliency, and how we make a positive impact in our communities.

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ESG REPORT 2021
Grubb Properties

OUR STORY

We’ve always had a different perspective.

Concern with the greater good has been a part of Grubb Properties’ story since our inception.

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