Practice Areas & Services
Gro provides professional services, advice, counsel, research and resources to not-for-profit organizations in the synergistic domains of real estate and development, architecture and design, interiors, procurement, and facility management.
Real Estate & Development Advisory
Gro’s select array of services in the space of real estate and development position its non-profit clients with aptitude and counsel to administer, optimize, and leverage existing real estate assets, as well as position for additional acquisition, lease and partnership. Gro advises national offices and local charters, branches, campuses and independent non-profits whether acting solely or in concert with developers and/or municipalities, and/or other not-for-profit entities. Gro’s Real Estate & Development Advisory provides capital funding counsel in partnership with numerous partner firms.
Architecture & Design
Gro reimagines architecture and design for non-profits. Architecture and design impact outcomes and experiences, determine relevancy and productivity, affect cost, and inform identity. Architecture and design are the manifestation of an organization’s vision, intentions and practices. Gro’s Architecture & Design practice is North American lead, often teamed with local architecture and engineering talent, cross-pollinating leading edge think and best design practices for community, wellness, youth development, congregational, educational and housing initiatives - new construction and renovation – whether unique or prototype and standards-based.
Interiors & Branded Environments
For most community and youth service, educational, religious and housing-based non-profits, routine modernization and re-tooling of existing centers and campuses provides a direct line to impact, performance and relevance. Outdated venues and building area, when reimagined, become functional and productive spaces in service. Whether renovating and remodeling existing building and site areas, or establishing new prototype and design standards, Gro’s Interiors and Branded Environments studio economically positions non-profit and mission-based organizations for modern, productive, adaptable, and healthy environments for program, curriculum and/or service delivery.
Innovation and discipline in procurement practices save organizations money in occupancy and construction – including non-for-profit organizations. At no cost to its clients, Gro Procurement pulls purchasing power to achieve at-scale savings for not-for-profits on both construction projects and ongoing facility occupancy. Gro Procurement has partnered with approximately 100 building materials and equipment suppliers - collectively helping non-profits reduce construction and occupancy costs - channeling savings to more services.
Through its Facility Management consulting practice, Gro provides thought leadership and resources, both generally and in direct support of specific initiatives, to a vast array of community-based, faith-based, and educational non-profits – including their national and denominational offices.