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Our Awards and Recognitions

What drives our performance.

Our perspective and our principles are what drive our performance at Grubb Properties. Our essential housing strategy, team members, and portfolio have earned numerous awards and recognition. Below are some of our most recent accolades.

2023 Business Excellence Award

The Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award presented by Congruence Counseling is awarded to an outstanding organization that has significantly and measurably made social, economic, or environmental improvements within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

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2023 Power List

Clay Grubb, CEO, was once again named to the Power List of North Carolina’s most influential leaders. The list features the most successful developers, contractors, and residential brokerage company owners in North Carolina.

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Inspiring Building Project 2022

Our CYKEL Apartments won the 2022 Charlotte Sustainability Award for Inspiring Building Project. This award reflects the commitment and hard work we've put in towards a strategy that provides essential housing, as well as the efforts we make to ensure our communities are efficient and promote and enable a greener, friendlier lifestyle.

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GLOBE ST. | 2022

Multifamily Influencer Award

Clark Spencer, managing director, was named a Multifamily Influencer by Globe St. 

Clark was recognized for designing, launching, and managing our successful qualified Opportunity Zone investment program, and for growing our relationship base with registered investment advisors, among other noteworthy accomplishments.

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GLOBEST. | 2021

Multifamily Influencer Award

The GlobeSt. award recognizes skills, achievements, and the impact a company has had on the industry.

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Top Management Companies & Communities

Grubb Properties ranked in the Top 10 of Management Companies in our category, achieving a 93.53 epIQ ranking. The epIQ (Experience & Performance Intelligence Quotient) ranking is considered the most authentic, transparent, and actionable metric within the multifamily industry. We are ranked on our renters' ratings, the number of reviews, review response engagement, and review reply time.

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Inspiring Large Business 2021

Each year Sustain Charlotte honors local sustainability leaders who are leading the way for a more sustainable future through their work. Grubb Properties was recognized for our focus on essential housing through Link Apartments℠ and our work to promote and enhance alternative transportation options in our communities.

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2022 Most Admired CEOs

Grubb Properties' CEO, Clay Grubb, has been selected as one of Charlotte’s Most Admired CEOs by the Charlotte Business Journal. Clay joins a list of 38 other established leaders in their fields who are making significant contributions to the greater Charlotte area, per the Charlotte Business Journal.

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Top 25 Fund Manager

Clark Spencer, Managing Director, was named as a Top 25 Fund Manager by This award recognizes the industry’s leading and most influential Opportunity Zones Professionals.

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NGBS Green PRO Designation

Colin Walker, Sustainability Manager, is the first ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) professional in the nation to become an NGBS Green PRO. This professional designation validates expertise in green, sustainable building design, construction, and certification. The program is sponsored and administered by Home Innovation Research Labs, the entity behind the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification program.

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