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Essential Housing for Essential Californians

Opportunity Housing Group (“OHG”) was founded to provide communities in California 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 working Californians.

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 $1.3 billion in multifamily real estate over their careers, including over 6,150 multifamily units, and the development of over $4.8 billion, including 7,750 multifamily units, extended stay hotels, retail and for sale homes throughout California and 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 sucessful multifamily projects in California and the western states over their careers.

6,500+ 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 $1.3 billion investment across multiple property types, including 1,875+ 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.

Strategy

OHG uses a unique financing structure to acquire market-rate multifamily assets and convert them to rent levels affordable to Essential Workers in California with capped annual rent increases.  This is one of the only housing programs in California targeted to the creation of attainable housing for the middle-income workforce and has been extremely successful to date.  OHG works with California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), Citigroup Global Markets and best in class operators to successfully execute transactions, delivering immediate affordability to tenants.  Local cities 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 in California markets of institutional size and quality (100-600+ units). 

Strategic Partners

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Multifamily Acquisitions

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

The Team

Lauren Seaver

President, Partner
Biography

Brad Griggs

Partner
Biography

Bradley N. Blake

Partner
Biography

Bill McKalip

Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Biography

Geoff Jewett

Vice President of Asset Management
Biography

John Stevens

Director of Due Diligence
Biography

Gary Wallace

Vice President of Construction
Biography

Sage Sudbury

Investment Manager
Biography

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