Essential Housing for Essential Workers

Opportunity Housing Group (“OHG”) was founded to provide communities with immediate access to workforce housing: the foundation for strong communities and sustained growth. Through our creativity, experience and partnerships with governmental agencies, we work to maximize the supply of this scarce resource, creating opportunity for housing for our critical workforce.

OHG is an owner-driven real estate investment and services company, founded by Brad Blake, Brad Griggs and Lauren Seaver. OHG’s principals have a proven track record in all aspects of multifamily housing, including acquisitions, operations, entitlement and development. The principals have led the acquisition of over $2.3 billion in multifamily real estate over their careers, including over 8,000 multifamily units, and the development of over $4.8 billion, including 7,750 multifamily units, extended stay hotels, retail and for sale homes throughout the western states. The principals have experience with multiple public-private projects with several redevelopment agencies and have been fiduciary managers and partners with multiple large institutional investors and lenders.

Opportunity Housing Group is an affiliate of Blake Griggs Properties (“BGP”)

Track Record

The principals of OHG have a long history of successful multifamily projects in the western states over their careers.

8,000+ multifamily units

300,000 sf retail

7,750 multifamily units

45 extended stay hotels

1.7 million sf retail

2,000 for-sale homes

Multifamily units purchased, developed or entitled

Established Platform

BGP launched in 2012 with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. To date it has more than $1.4 billion investment across multiple property types, including 2,190+ multifamily units and 231,000 sf of retail.

Veteran Leadership

Management team has decades of experience and diverse expertise across a broad range of targeted investment strategies, product types and Western U.S. geographic regions. The principals have experience in 8 states and 90+ cities.

Track Record of Success

OHG’s principals have sponsored and/or managed multiple investment vehicles including public companies and programmatic joint ventures in multiple market cycles. Long term track record as trusted advisor and fiduciary of institutional and private capital.


OHG uses a unique financing structure to acquire market-rate multifamily assets and convert them to rent levels affordable to Essential Workers . This is one of the only housing programs targeted to the creation of attainable housing for the middle-income workforce and has been extremely successful to date. OHG works with Citigroup Global Markets and best in class operators to successfully execute transactions, delivering immediate affordability to tenants. Local communities benefit from rent savings for residents, which are often reinvested into the local community and also receive 100% of the proceeds from the ultimate sale of the asset.

Investment Criteria

OHG is targeting multifamily residential acquisitions of institutional size and quality (100-600+ units).

Strategic Partners


Multifamily Acquisitions

The principals of OHG led the acquisition of these projects over their careers

The Team

Lauren Seaver

President, Partner

Brad Griggs


Brad Blake


Bill McKalip

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Geoff Jewett

Vice President of Asset Management

John Stevens

Director of Due Diligence and Asset Management

Gary Wallace

Vice President of Construction

Gabriel Cordero Fuentes

Investment Manager