Jon Grant is the Founder and President of GSX Ventures, a Vertically Integrated Real Estate Development, Design, and Planning firm. GSX Ventures focuses its resources primarily in four markets:
• Assisted and Independent Living Communities
• Privately Owned Market Rate Student Housing
• Transit Oriented Mixed-Use Developments
• Medical Office Buildings.
The founding Principal of Grant Architects, Jon Grant, is the president and design director at this award-winning national design and planning firm with a 32-year history of sustainable design leadership. Grant Architects is licensed in 15 states and NCARB certified to practice nationwide.
GSX Ventures uses the firm’s unique Design, Planning, Zoning and Community Consensus Building talents, coupled with a deep knowledge of the economics that drive real estate development, to find and create high quality, successful, sustainable, community-centric projects in appropriate locations nationwide.
Mr. Grant is committed to producing Developments that are sustainably planned and designed, economically smart, and community-sensitive, employing a win-win philosophy that has been the company’s hallmark for the past 30 years.
Mr. Grant has led the Design and Planning effort for the Village at Grafton Woods and will serve as Principal in Charge of Design, as well as Co-Managing the Development Team. He will lead community partnering meetings with local stakeholders through the zoning and entitlement process.
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA – Real Estate Development 1981
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA – Bachelor of Architecture 1976
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA – Academic Diploma 1971
Grant Architects, Founder and Design Director 1988-Present
WTW Architects, Director and Partner 1985-1988
Burt Hill, Director of Design and Associate 1980-1985
Office of Tasso Katselas, Director of Design 1977-1980
Michelle McGregor is the Chief Operations Officer and Managing Principal of GSX Ventures. This Niche Development and Architectural Firm serves key development market segments that include Millennial, Senior and Student Housing; as well as Medical Office Buildings in the United States. An experienced Global Enterprise Risk Leader with a broad base that includes Real Estate Development, HSSE Strategic Risk, Global Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Engineering Management, Sustainability, Analytics, Project, Program and Performance Management through Lean and Six Sigma in key business sectors that include Energy, Chemical, Petrochemical, Heavy Manufacturing, Government, Consulting, NGOs and Real Estate Development.
McGregor managed the Global Corporate Real Estate Group for a multinational company that included a portfolio of over 240 locations in over 60 countries world-wide. McGregor successfully patented and launched new analytics technologies for a number of industry sectors. Extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, with successful integrations of over 5 global companies. Lead teams in implementing a standardized approach to Enterprise Operations Risk, Sustainability and HSSE Leadership.
Education and Certifications
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY – Project Management Professional
Rice University, Houston, TX – Leadership for the Energy Industry
Kennametal University – Leadership/Business
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA – Environmental Law
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – B.S. – Biology / Chemistry
GSX Ventures, COO and Managing Principal 2018-Present
Nature Conservancy, Senior Energy Advisor 2015-2018
Wipro Technologies, Americas Risk Practice Leader 2012-2015
Elliott Turbo (Ebara Group), Global Director HSSEQ 2008-2012
URS Corporation, Practice Leader, Canada 2007
Givaudan Flavors (Chemical), Director 2005-2006
Kennametal, Global Executive 2000-2005
Marathon Oil, SHE & Strike Team
US Steel, Environmental Engineering Group
Casey Killam is responsible for sourcing new site acquisitions that strategically align with GSX Ventures’ long term vision and existing portfolio. He has been assisting GSX Ventures since 2015 in identifying key sites and working through the entitlement process within the New England market for Student Housing, Assisted Living and Multifamily Residences.
Outside of GSX development, Mr. Killam is a partner in a central Massachusetts real estate development and management company that focuses on mill renovations. Their recent projects include a 44,000 square foot mill in Westborough, MA and the 200,000 square foot former Clark-Cutler-McDermott manufacturing campus in downtown Franklin, MA.
His knowledge of the New England market and ability to find key sites in high demand areas has been a valuable addition to the team. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
David most recently worked as a development manager with Parallel-Co where he was responsible for managing the development and construction of a $70 million high-rise in Austin, TX. He is also the co-founder of Site Identify; a software company that helps developers select and analyze potential development sites. Prior to starting Site Identify, he worked as a development associate for Aspen Height Partners where he was involved in the development of over $200 million of Multifamily Residences and Student Housing projects. David graduated from Texas A&M Cum Laude with a B.S in Urban and Regional Sciences.
Frank most recently worked as a financial analyst and project manager for Aspen Heights Partners and was previously involved in a variety of Multifamily Residence development projects at the Greylock Property Group. His experience includes development, asset management, capital markets and acquisitions. Frank graduated with an M.S. in Finance from Boston College and a B.S. in Economics from Wake Forest University. Frank is also an Airborne Ranger in the Texas Army National Guard where he serves as an Executive Officer.
David L. Bauer, AIA
Dave is the Managing Partner and is in charge of Project Management and Business Management for the firm. He also acts as Principal-in-Charge on most projects within the firm. He is responsible for the coordination of the project team, including internal team members, consultants and the owner. Dave oversees the work product flow from concept design through completion of construction and ultimately occupancy.
Selected Project Experience
Aspen-Albany Student Housing Albany, NY
Auden Student Housing Albany, NY
Sage at Hudson Assisted & Independent Living Hudson, MA
Butler County Community College Student Housing Butler, PA
Amherst Apartments Amherst, MA
Bay Village Assisted Living Annapolis, MD
Jeremiah Village Apartments Zelienople, PA
First LEED Certified Gut-Rehab Residence Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel S. Reemsnyder Research Center, West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV
Fleming Hall Dormitory, West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV
Duquesne Light Training & Conference Center Pittsburgh, PA
Federal Courthouse & Post Office Complex, GSA Vista Print Erie, PA
Montego Bay Call Center & Training Campus Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Elliott Company, New Headquarters Building Jeanette, PA
Express Scripts Pueblo, CO & St. Marys, GA
Mariott Hotels, Call Centers Worldwide
Barnett Office Park Montego Bay, Jamaica
American Waterworks Pensacola, FL & Alton, IL
Telespectrum Worldwide, Inc., Call Center Buffalo, NY & Duluth, MN
SITEL Technology Services, Reservations Call Center Augusta, GA & Longview, CA
Slippery Rock University, Art Building Slippery Rock, PA
Education and Registrations
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA – Bachelor of Architecture
Registered Architect, MD, MO, OH, PA, TX, WV, VA
American Institute of Architects, Washington DC – Member
Austin Fink is the Projects Manager for GSX Ventures, managing development projects from inception through construction. Austin has been working in Commercial Multi-Family Real Estate throughout the Eastern Sea board of the US for the past 8 years and has a wealth of expertise in development, including property management.
GSX Ventures, LLC 2021-Present
Woodlock Capital 2020
Real Estate Analyst Underwriter
SL Nusbaum Realty Co. 2019
Team Palms Associates, LLC 2014-2017
Si cash Builders Inc. 2015-2016
Property Marketing and Management
University of Miami – B.S. – Economics