Commitment to Communities

Grosvenor has been an active developer and investor in high-quality towns and cities across the US and Canada for over 70 years. We focus on vibrant locations where our activities can make a positive contribution to neighborhoods and communities.

We are part of an international property company with a track record of over 340 years developing, managing and investing to improve property and places across many of the world’s leading cities, promoting sustainability within the built environment and enhancing the wellbeing of our customers and communities.

In all cases our insight comes from years of experience on the ground, providing us with a deep understanding of the communities in which we operate.

“Ideas Fairs” held during community outreach in West Vancouver, Canada.

Engaging in community is how we approach neigborhood evolution. We appreciate local markets, and we listen and engage with the community to develop projects that are commercially successful and that also respond to local community needs. Whether responding to a crisis like COVID-19, developing or managing a single asset, or operating at a larger neighborhood scale, we aim to leave a lasting positive impact on the places where we operate.


We are committed to achieving net-zero carbon operational emissions from all of our directly managed buildings globally by 2030.

We also believe we should look after and protect the environments of the species who share their homes with us, as well as create new habitats to support and promote greater biodiversity on our sites.

“Chasing Desire”, by Zio Ziegler, San Francisco.

Public art plays a significant role in our cities. Grosvenor has a strong desire to make art more accessible in the communities where we operate, to celebrate talented local artists and to invest in places where people can gather.

Los Gatos-based Harmonie Park Development is focused on creating thriving mixed-use communities in high-barrier-to-entry, emerging secondary and urban markets. Don Capobres, a Principal at Harmonie Park Development, was previously employed by Grosvenor and managed the company’s involvement in the North 40 and relationship with the Yuki family since 2008. In 2016, Don founded Harmonie Park and entered into an agreement with Grosvenor to continue as a lead consultant on the project. The firm represented Grosvenor’s interest in Phase I of the North 40 until it was sold to SummerHill Homes in 2018. During that transition, Harmonie Park also became the developer for the retail portion of Phase I, which is now called The Junction. The Junction’s retail program will be implemented in Phase I as Grosvenor, Harmonie Park and the Los Gatos community have always envisioned it. Harmonie Park will continue to manage Grosvenor’s involvement in Phase II of the North 40.

Perkins&Will, an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm, was founded in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives. Guided by its core values—design excellence, diversity and inclusion, research, resilience, social purpose, sustainability, and well-being—the firm is committed to designing a better, more beautiful world. Fast Company named Perkins&Will one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture, and industry rankings consistently place Perkins&Will among the world’s top design practices. With an international team of more than 2,000 professionals, the firm has over 20 studios worldwide, providing integrated services in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture.

Perkins&Will is known and respected in the Bay Area for excellent design, project delivery, and innovation in transit-oriented development, planning, and urban design. Long-term client relationships and repeat assignments have been hallmarks of the firm’s individual and collective efforts. Research-focused and inventive, they re-imagine how space can be used to foster stronger ties between communities, the built environment, and nature. Sustainable design and the use of healthy building materials are fundamental to the firm’s process. Perkins&Will’s 75-person San Francisco office prides itself in its deeply rooted community of designers who have been working in the Bay Area for 20+ years.