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Our Team

The team that shapes our perspective.

Our Investments Committee and Executive Team bring a wealth of professional expertise and life experience to each essential decision and every project we develop. Many have been with Grubb Properties for more than 20 years.



Team members

Contribute expertise from identifying opportunities to developing and managing properties.


Cities across the U.S.

Offer Grubb Properties developments in resilient and high-growth markets.


Average years of industry expertise

Our senior team averages over 20 years of industry experience.



W. Clay Grubb

Chief Executive Officer

Leads the company’s overall strategic vision and serves as chairman of the board of directors. Extensive experience in investments, capital raising, finance, leasing and management and serves on numerous corporate boards and organizations.

J.D., UNC School of Law; B.S.M., A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University

M. Scott Brown

President & Chief Operating Officer

Oversees day-to-day operating activities including construction, project management, leasing, property management, human resources and information technology. Extensive expertise in construction as a general contractor.

UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School Senior Executive Institute; A.A., Business Administration and B.A., Economics, University of Maryland at Baltimore

Todd Williams

Chief Investment Officer

Oversees the company’s investment activity and capital strategy including discretionary fund programs, joint ventures and investor relations. Extensive expertise in research, entitlement, design and urban planning.

B.A. and BARCH, UNC-Charlotte College of Architecture; adjunct faculty, UNC-Charlotte Childress Klein Center for Real Estate

Megan Slocum

Executive Managing Director

Oversees and manages all aspects of the development process including rezoning, pro forma development, design, construction and stabilization. Extensive experience in development and construction management, multifamily operations and property management.

B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill

Rob Duguid

Executive Managing Director - Link Apartments® Project Management & Construction

Specializes in development project management and construction, including developing Link Apartments. Extensive experience in construction and development as a general contractor.


Rob Miller

Executive Vice President – Finance

Responsible for debt financing, financial reporting and analysis, accounting, tax, audit and insurance. Served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

B.A., Finance, UNC-Charlotte

Shawn Cardner

Executive Vice President – Commercial and Multifamily Operations

Oversees strategy and operations of office and retail portfolio, and multifamily shared services including marketing, training, maintenance, and sustainability. Responsible for all aspects of information technology, including ERP, information security, data, and architecture.

Board member of Reach Kericho Kenya and President of Reach US International Inc.; B.A., Political Science, Binghamton University; Microsoft & ITIL certifications

Sherry Long

Managing Director – Investor Relations

Manages investor relations, including reporting and relationship management. Extensive experience in commercial, retail and multifamily property management.

Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker

Holly Yang

Managing Director – Corporate Brand Marketing

Leads corporate marketing to ensure the brand is aligned with the company investment strategy. Extensive global and regional corporate real estate experience (Asia Pacific/U.S.) with JLL and Cushman & Wakefield.

M.B.A., Fox School of Business, Temple University; B.B.A., University of Kentucky; INSEAD executive program

Frank Tetel

Managing Director - Acquisitions

Leads the company’s acquisition of multifamily and office properties, as well as development sites. Has closed on more than $1 billion in commercial real estate acquisitions and development since 2010. Formerly a vice president with a southeast multifamily investment group.

M.S.R.E., University of Florida; B.A., Duke University

Clark Spencer

Managing Director - Investments (manages the company’s Qualified Opportunity Funds)

Licensed attorney experienced in capital markets, securities, reporting and corporate compliance. Formerly an associate attorney with Clifford Chance and Womble Bond Dickinson in capital markets and corporate and securities groups.

J.D., UNC School of Law; B.A., History and Germanic Languages, UNC-Chapel Hill

Vivian Tongalson

Managing Director - Capital Formation

Head of the company's Capital Formations institutional team. Extensive experience in developing relationships with limited partners and consultants, investor relations, product development and project management across a wide variety of alternative asset classes, including real estate and infrastructure.

B.A., Economics, Columbia University

Katie Noble Saxon

Vice President – Human Resources

Oversees all human resource functions: legal compliance, policies and procedures, recruiting, benefits, employee relations, communication, and training.

B.S., Management (Cum Laude), The University of Akron; Senior Professional in Human Resources designation; Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional

Lauren Cahill

Senior Vice President – Multifamily Development

Oversees Grubb Properties’ developments in the New York market as well as developments in the Bay Area of California; Denver, CO; and Washington, DC. Previously a senior development director of a multifamily company where she oversaw $1.3 billion of development.

Master’s degree, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Columbia University; Degree Certificate in Real Estate Design Development; Wharton School of Business


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In business since 1963, Grubb Properties today is 100% employee- and board-owned. We create, develop, operate and manage properties including commercial, multifamily and mixed-use projects. We also have three corporate offices in North Carolina — in Charlotte, Cary and Winston-Salem — one in Atlanta, Georgia, and one in Culver City, California.

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