Mission

Grubb Ventures creates and redevelops high quality communities
in infill locations in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

Rethink

the current use of obsolete real estate and identify a higher and better use

Renew

developments with a new vision and purpose, and

Rebuild

the surrounding neighborhoods in which we work.

Building Upon a Solid Foundation.

Gordon Grubb, Founder and President of Grubb Ventures, has a rich history in real estate development. His great-grandfather, Henry Clay Grubb, built North Carolina’s then tallest steel-beamed office building in Salisbury, NC in 1900. His grandfather, Arthur Thomason, a well-respected General Contractor, built schools, commercial buildings and the most upscale residential community in Lexington, NC.

Gordon’s father, Robert Grubb, formed Grubb Properties in 1963. Originally a developer of single family affordable housing, the business grew into a fully integrated real estate company encompassing development, construction, management, marketing and sales of residential, commercial and retail properties.

Gordon Grubb joined the company in 1987 and worked closely with his father until his death in 1995. Under Gordon’s leadership as President, the company grew to oversee one of North Carolina’s largest privately held real estate portfolios. Gordon spearheaded a major recapitalization of the company with Invesco Realty Advisors in 1999. During this period, Grubb Properties earned recognition as The North Carolina Family Business of the Year from Duke University and the North Carolina Family Business Forum.

In 2002, Gordon formed Grubb Ventures focusing on the dynamic Research Triangle Region. He saw the potential for infill development, and a focus on improved land use and density closer to the city’s core, as opposed to the sprawling development in the suburbs. Using acute local knowledge and contacts, the company has acquired and developed or repositioned a substantial portfolio of infill properties. Grubb Ventures is always searching for the highest and best use for potential developments and adaptive reuse projects while balancing fiscal viability with respect for high quality and architectural consistency with the surrounding neighborhoods. Grubb Ventures’ developments have established a proven track record of award winning, well embraced, thoughtfully planned residential, commercial and retail communities. With over $150 million in projects under construction, Grubb Ventures is a vital force in the Triangle Region.

Awards

2017:

2017 Triangle Crew Best Redevelopment (for Dock 1053)

2017 Multifamily Development of the Year from Triangle Business Journal (for Sojourn Lake Boone)

2017 Honorable Mention for 2017 Redevelopment of the Year from Triangle Business Journal (for Dock 1053)

2014:

Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) Development of the Year Award (for 401 Oberlin)

2012:

Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Champion Award for CREW Excellence

Best Address (to Live!) by the readers of Midtown Magazine (for The Oaks at Fallon Park)

2011:

Best Address (to Live!) by the readers of Midtown Magazine (for The Oaks at Fallon Park)

2008:

Metro Magazine’s Standing Ovation Award for “Best new Inside-the-Beltline neighborhood” (for The Oaks at Fallon Park)

Two Silver Awards for Outstanding Home Design from the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Raleigh-Wake County (for 2 new homes at The Oaks at Fallon Park)