About

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.

Awards

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

2017
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.

2016
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)

2015
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)

2014
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
Administrative Assistant

Kay Allen
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Lisa Arthur
Regional Property Manager, Multifamily

Laura Austin
Finance Coordinator

Suzanne Bereis
Senior Commercial Property Manager

Sanekia Blazek
AP/AR Specialist

Dustin Brilliant
Information Systems Engineer

Scott Brown
President and Chief Operating Officer

Christy Burns
Fund Coordinator

Sharon Byrd
Senior Property Accountant

Tony Caietta
Senior Property Accountant

Shawn Cardner
Senior Vice President – Information Technology

Heather Carraway
Assistant, Human Resources

Kevin Christianson
Assistant Project Manager

Jon Courville
Project Superintendent

Ron Cox
Maintenance and Safety Director

Stephanie Craig
Senior Property and Fund Accountant

Jeff Cramner
Senior Information Systems Engineer

Nick DePaoli
Multifamily Assistant

Robert Duguid
Senior Vice President – Link Development and Project Management

Joe Dye
Executive Vice President – Commercial

Todd Edwards
Property Controller

Emily Ethridge
Corporate Communications Manager

Austin Everett
Vice President – Finance

Seun Falade
Senior Associate – Development

Ryan Ferguson
Project Superintendent

Clay Grubb
CEO

Julie Hatch
Assistant Property Controller

Charlie Henderson
Associate – Finance

Danielle Hill
Executive Assistant & Estimating Coordinator

Anna Hirosawa
Executive Assistant to the CEO

James Holleman
Director, Investments

Brandi Howell
Property Accountant

Teresa Jackson-Spencer
Development/Construction Accountant

Rick Jenkins
Director – Link Project Management and Construction

Tim Jezisek
Vice President – Development

Amy Larkin
Senior Property Accountant

Ken Lawler
Director – Construction Services

Alan Lindholm
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Henry Lomax
Chief Financial Officer

Sherry Long
Vice President – Investor Relations

Christy Lotte
Executive Assistant – Investments

Bonnie MacLean
Lease Administrator – Commercial

Michael Macklin
Project Superintendent

Mark Mallard
Vice President – Commercial

Adam Mason
Project Manager

Stacy McCuen
Yardi Support Specialist/Business Analyst

Emily Memije
Senior Development Accountant

Dave Mester
Director – Commercial

Joan Miller
Property Accountant

Rob Miller
Senior Vice President – Finance

Lawrie Myers
Director – Training

Katie Noble
Benefits Manager

Paul O’Shaughnessy
Senior Associate – Development

Chad Pearson
Superintendent

Mike Pickering
Property Manager

Chelsea Ragland
Multifamily Training Assistant

Susan Ricciardi
Assistant Property Manager – Commercial

Andrew Rosti
Director – Investments

Jason Rushing
Multifamily Regional Manager, Director

Dan Schumacher
Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Link Development

Dollie Scott
Property Accountant

Megan Slocum
Vice President – Multifamily

Lorraine Sowers
Controller

Erin Stanford
Director – Commercial Operations

Max Stein
Associate – Acquisitions and Development

Weyni Stubbs
AP/AR Specialist

Betty Swicegood
Payroll Coordinator

Jet Taylor
Managing Director

Hannah Temple
Property Manager

Frank Tetel
Director – Acquisitions and Dispositions

Michael Threlkeld
Director – Finance

Colin Walker
Associate – Sustainability

Danielle Werdunn
Marketing Specialist – Multifamily

Laura White
Marketing Director – Multifamily

Todd Williams
Chief Investment Officer

Sherry Yarborough
Regional Property Manager