R. Gordon Grubb



Gordon Grubb founded Grubb Ventures, LLC in 2002 as a real estate development and investment firm focused on the repositioning and infill redevelopment of residential, office, and industrial properties in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. A proven leader in the field, he brings the company’s theme of “rethink, rebuild, renew” to every development.

From 1986 to 2002, Gordon served as President of Grubb Properties where he oversaw one of North Carolina’s largest privately held real estate portfolios. He managed all operations including development, construction, property management, sales and marketing of a $300 million residential, commercial, and retail portfolio. During his time at Grubb Properties, Gordon secured and closed a major joint venture/partnership with Invesco Realty Advisors.

Gordon has held many leadership roles in various real estate organizations: Chairman, Triangle Community Coalition; President, Apartment Association of North Carolina; President, Triangle Apartment Association; and Governance Committee member, ULI Triangle District Council. He was also Chair of the Board for Wake County Habitat for Humanity. His professional memberships/certifications include NC Real Estate Broker, Urban Land Institute, Triangle Apartment Association, National Apartment Association, and the Triangle Community Coalition.

Gordon has been active in many other civic and nonprofit organizations that support the Triangle community including Chair-WakeMed Hospital Foundation, Chair-UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Board of Visitors, Chair-Advisory Council and Board Member-Ravenscroft School, Board Member-Steward’s Fund Charitable Foundation, Senior Warden of Vestry-Christ Episcopal Church, Chair and Advisory Board Chair-St. Saviour’s Outreach Center, and Chair-Eastern NC Alumni Chapter of Washington and Lee University. He currently serves on Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board, Stewards Fund Charitable Organization, St. Mary’s School Board, UNC Medical Foundation Board, and DHIC Board.

Gordon received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University, a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and an MBA from The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He attended the Graduate Law Tax Program at Georgetown University School of Law.