FEATURED CLIENT SUCCESS STORY: Grow Marketing buys historic Jackson Square building with SBA 504 Financing

Grow Marketing, a San Francisco-based engagement marketing, social media and publicity shop, was co-founded in 2001 by Gabrey Means and Cassie Hughes. Grow specializes in engagement marketing, social media and publicity with a client list that includes Google, GE, Pepsi, Gap Inc., Levi’s, Got Milk, Absolute Vodka and many more. Grow began as a 2-person consultancy and has grown steadily into a well-established and thriving agency with 32 people in San Francisco and over 60 people working across the country through their extended team.

Capital Access Group assisted Grow Marketing with financing to purchase and renovate an historic, 4-story, 16,199 sq. ft. building located at 570 Pacific Avenue, in the heart of San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood. Capital Access Group provided $2.996 million in financing for the over $7.3 million total project cost to purchase and renovate the historic building.

The new office location has given Grow the space they needed to consolidate all operations under one roof, which has increased their operational efficiency and given them the space they need to grow.

“The mood of an office really has an effect on employees’ energy and productivity,” said Gabrey. “The new space really revved everyone’s engine.”

“What Capital Access did for us solved one of our biggest challenges by reuniting the team under one roof,” she said. “They have been so supportive and educating in the process. They opened our eyes to see what was possible. The easiest part of the process has been the financing.”