Mr. Barton is a co-founder of Genesis International, LLC (GI) and a co-founder of Genesis Financial Group, Inc. (GFG) both of which specializes in investor services by acquiring, developing, owning and managing properties leased to the U.S. Federal Government agencies throughout the United States. He has over 30 years’ experience negotiating and structuring acquisition opportunities for GFG and other affiliated companies.
Mr. Barton has created a proprietary national network of relationships with government tenants, developers, brokers and principals. To date, he has been involved in over $1 billion in real estate transactions and has structured more than 24 separate private and publicly registered real estate investment offerings/general partnerships including a NYSE REIT offering – Government Properties Trust (GPT) in January of 2004.
With an established national reputation in government property investments, Mr. Barton expanded the scope of GFG to include international investors from Central America and Europe. In 2003, he co-founded Gen-Net U.S. Government Lease, SAFI, a formerly publicly listed Costa Rican company, dedicated to purchasing U.S. Federal Government properties for Central American institutional investors. Genesis International, LLC purchases U.S. Federal Government properties for both European institutional and high net worth investors.
A graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a BA in International Economics and Finance, Mr. Barton holds a Michigan real estate license and is currently a member of The Federal Government Contractors Group, IREA and the GSA PBS Industry Relations Group. Mr. Barton holds a LEED GA designation.