W.M. Grace Companies was founded in 1966 by W.M. “Bill” Grace. As a General Contractor, Bill believed there was a better way to meet a client’s needs in construction and development. His idea of bringing all trades together under one roof was prescient yet seen as radical at the time. The most professional people in our industry were invited to join the team and within 10 years we used the Design/Build process to construct and develop retail, casinos, and hotels in more than 24 states. Over the past 50 years, we have built or developed over 300 projects totaling more than 30 million square feet. W.M. Grace Companies has worked with retailers such as Walmart, Harkins, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Fry’s, Safeway, Ross, AMC 24, Marshalls, Office Max, and Bashas’, to name a few.
Today, Bill’s son, Howard Grace is continuing Bill’s legacy, leading the company that is owned and operated by the Grace family. Together the siblings currently own, manage, and lease over one million square feet of retail properties, not including their ownership in both industrial and multi-family products. W.M. Grace Companies currently has more than a dozen projects in the development phase from neighborhood grocery, to spec industrial, and multi-family sites. W.M. Grace Companies also leads development in resorts, and casinos throughout the United States.
The combined talents of the in-house architects, estimators, project managers, leasing agents and property managers along with our strategy to own a large percentage of our developments for the long term ensures each W.M. Grace development project will be a quality investment to meet the needs of today’s competitive real estate market. W.M. Grace Companies is consistently recognized as one of the top 10 real estate developers in Arizona.
W.M. Grace Companies, philosophy is that quality people build quality projects. This philosophy has been proven in the company’s fifty-plus year history and it remains true today.
W.M. Grace Companies Headquarters is located in Scottsdale, AZ.