About us

Founded in 1963 by the late Robert Lay Grubb, Jr., the company and its affiliates began developing hundreds of single-family homes and apartment homes in Davidson County, N.C. By the late 1970s, the company was acquiring and operating larger multifamily communities. In the 1980s, the company increased its acquisition program and pioneered the conversion of apartments to condominiums for sale to investors. By the 1990s, the company had begun another aggressive acquisition program, which included approximately 2,000 apartment homes and 700,000 square feet of office space. Grubb Properties is now a vertically integrated real estate operating company owned by its employees and board members, with offices in Charlotte, Cary, and Lexington, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. Over the last 25 years, Grubb Properties has completed more than $2 billion in investment transactions, including seven private equity real estate funds. Properties have encompassed more than 4 million commercial square feet and more than 15,000 residential units in both acquisition and development programs, focused in the southeastern U.S.

Vision & Values

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.

Green Initiatives
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.



Clay Grubb is recognized as one of Charlotte’s Most Admired CEOs (Charlotte Business Journal)
Shawn Cardner is a finalist for the Charlotte CIO of the Year ORBIE Award (Charlotte Business Journal)

Grubb Properties is recognized as GlobeSt. Multifamily Influencer (GlobeSt.)
Clay Grubb wins Charlotte Vistage Worldwide Impact Award (Vistage Worldwide)

Grubb Properties earns Superior Company Score (SatisFacts)
Park Charlotte redevelopment is a finalist for the Charlotte Sustainability Awards (Sustain Charlotte)

Grubb Properties earns Superior Company Score (SatisFacts)
Link Apartments® Glenwood South wins the Imprint Award (Downtown Raleigh Alliance)
Link Apartments® Glenwood South ranks 32 out of more than 60,000 apartment communities based on online reputation (Multifamily Executive Magazine)
525 North Tryon receives LEED Silver certification (U.S. Green Building Council)
Link Apartments® Glenwood South, Link Apartments® West End, and Sterling TownCenter receive National Green Building Standard certification.

Grubb Properties is recognized as one of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work (Charlotte Business Journal)
Grubb Properties ranks in the top 25 of 300 property management firms based on customer service (Satisfacts)

Grubb Properties wins Fast 50 Award given to the 50 fastest-growing companies in Charlotte (Charlotte Business Journal)
Charlotte Chamber Building wins Top Space Renovation/Build-Out (Charlotte Business Journal)
SkyHouse I wins Top Apartment/Condominium Development (Charlotte Business Journal)
Grubb Properties is a finalist for the Sustainable Business Award (U.S. Green Building Council, North Carolina Chapter)
Grubb Properties wins Top Office Lease for Lenovo (Triangle Business Journal)
525 North Tryon earns Energy Star® certification (EPA)
Grubb Properties earns Superior Company score – only 24 out of nearly 300 companies earned this score (SatisFacts)

Grubb Properties earns Superior Company score (Satisfacts)
Grubb Properties wins Top Office Lease for Reichhold in Newcastle North (Triangle Business Journal)
Link Apartments® Brookstown and Link Apartments® Manchester receive National Green Building Standard certification.

Corporate Office

Becky Alcione

Kay Allen

Eric Applefield

Lisa Arthur

Laura Austin

Matthew Bacon

Suzanne Bereis

Sanekia Blazek

Dustin Brilliant

Jessica Brown

Scott Brown

Christy Burns

Sharon Byrd

Tony Caietta

Shawn Cardner

Heather Carraway

Kevin Christianson

Jon Courville

Ron Cox

Stephanie Craig

Jeff Cramner

Nick DePaoli

Robert Duguid

Joe Dye

Todd Edwards

Heather Ellison

Emily Ethridge

Ryan Ferguson

Jennifer Flora

Clay Grubb

Julie Hatch

Danielle Hill

James Hochman

James Holleman

Brandi Howell

Tim Jezisek

Amy Larkin

Ken Lawler

Alan Lindholm

Henry Lomax

Sherry Long

Bonnie MacLean

Michael Macklin

Mark Mallard

Arun Manivel

Adam Mason

Stacy McCuen

Judy McLeod

Emily Memije

Dave Mester

Joan Miller

Rob Miller

Lawrie Myers

Kesh Nandwani

Melissa Needham

Katie Noble

Paul O’Shaughnessy

Chad Pearson

Mike Pickering

Krista Porter

Jay Pruitt

Chelsea Ragland

Andrew Rosti

Jason Rushing

Dollie Scott

Jamie Sierra

Megan Slocum

Parker Smith

Lorraine Sowers

Clark Spencer

Erin Stanford

Max Stein

Tim Storer

Weyni Stubbs

Betty Swicegood

Jet Taylor

Nicole Taylor

Frank Tetel

Michael Threlkeld

Erin Verdell

Colin Walker

McLean Welch

Danielle Werdunn

Laura White

Stephanie Whiteley

Todd Williams

Sherry Yarborough