Vision & Values
People who care. Places that matter.
That tag line flows from our company’s vision, which began in 1963 with the development, sales and nonprofit financing of more than 300 homes to residents in minority neighborhoods around Davidson County, N.C. These families, cut off from traditional bank financing of that era due to redlining, were able for the first time in their lives to realize the American dream of home ownership, thanks to our innovative structure.
Today, Grubb Properties is a full-service real estate company with offices in North Carolina’s major metropolitan markets including the Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Atlanta regions. The company has completed more than $2 billion investment transactions since its inception through strategic joint ventures, property level syndications and the creation of eight real estate funds. We currently operate properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, and target investment opportunities throughout the southeastern U.S.
Grubb Properties looks to scale its capital resources alongside partners and investors at both the asset level and through programmatic joint ventures where it can acquire well-located assets and create sustainable value. Over the decades since 1963, as we acquired a broader set of competencies and an extensive history of innovative projects and partnerships, the company has remained true to its original core values – to make a difference in the communities where we invest, develop and manage real estate.
As part of our commitment to creating community, Grubb Properties caps rental increases for long-term residents, enhancing the stability of our neighborhoods.
Grubb Properties’ commitment to energy efficiency runs deep throughout every aspect of the company’s business, from energy audits of properties, to daily office practices in the corporate headquarters. Sustainability is one of the key attributes of every employee’s annual performance review.
Grubb Properties has been a leader in energy savings since 1994, when it had its first energy audit and invested less than $100,000 in a property to then reap more than $40,000 in annual savings. Now, every property in our portfolio has its utility performance measured quarterly to identify best practices as well as improvements needed. The company pursues LEED and National Green Building Standard certifications for its properties when possible. The company’s CEO has served on the Board of the Environmental Defense Fund and continues to be active in environmental policy and stewardships.
Grubb Properties is proud to be a participant in the EDF Climate Corps fellowship program. EDF recruits leading graduate students from the country’s top academic programs, trains them, and places them in companies, cities and universities where they become champions of energy efficiency for the summer, analyzing energy-saving opportunities and developing customized energy efficiency investment plans. EDF Climate Corps delivers energy and cost savings today, while training tomorrow’s leaders to create value through environmental initiatives.