Grace Hill, an online property management training company, announced Thursday, March 15, it plans to bring its headquarters to downtown Greenville and create 53 jobs.
The company, founded in 1998, said the new corporate office will be in 8,500 square feet at 15 S. Main St. in Suite 500 of the Wells Fargo Center.
Grace Hill said the move will allow it to expand its account management, software and coursework development teams, and customer support team.
“When we considered our final options for Grace Hill’s new corporate headquarters, Greenville was the clear winner,” said Grace Hill’s CEO Dru Armstrong, in a statement. “The area is easy to recruit talent in, beautiful and rewarding to live in, and welcoming to new businesses. We couldn’t be more excited to expand our team and continue growing Grace Hill from Greenville.”
The company said it offers training services that are available online, “allowing property managers to train employees quickly to ensure compliance with rules and regulations, such as those imposed by the Fair Housing Act, the Occupational and Safety Health Administration, and more.”
Grace Hill said it serves more than 1,300 customers that manage 6.2 million housing units.
It will begin hiring for the new positions during the second quarter of 2018.
South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits for the project.
A $50,000 Closing Fund grant was awarded to Greenville County to assist with the costs of renovations.
“We are very excited to welcome Grace Hill to our headquarters and office community in downtown Greenville,” Greenville County Council Chairman Butch Kirven said in a statement. “Grace Hill’s decision to locate in downtown underscores the many advantages Greenville offers for corporate headquarters in the vibrant and exciting city center. The county and city are working closely together to attract more headquarters and offices into all of our urban areas, where there is plenty of opportunity for business growth.”
Earlier this month, Grace Hill announced it was acquired on Feb. 28 by the Connecticut-based financial services-focused private equity firm Stone Point Capital LLC.
The company said it will soon launch a careers page online where jobseekers can apply for the new jobs.