Jonathan GentonFounding Partner And CEO
Jonathan Genton is the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of GPG. He is responsible for all aspects of operations for GPG, including acquisitions, development, financing, and asset management. Prior to forming GPG, Mr. Genton was the President and Managing Partner for Watt Genton Associates (“Watt Genton”) a real estate development company which developed over $800 million of commercial and residential properties throughout the United States.
Before forming Watt Genton, Mr. Genton acted as COO of Helios Property Company (“Helios”), a private real estate company affiliated with the Pritzker family. Helios was a development platform which invested in distressed development and entitlement opportunities throughout the United States.
Previously, Mr. Genton was a Vice President of SunAmerica and President/COO of Solus Property Company, LLC (“Solus”), an affiliate and managing partner of SunAmerica Realty Partners. Solus acquired and managed properties and mortgage interests in over $900 million of assets acquired from the Resolution Trust Company or RTC.
Mr. Genton began his 25-year career with Murdock Development Company (“Murdock”) a real estate development and investment company based in Los Angeles. While at Murdock, Mr. Genton worked on the entitlement and development of large scale master communities throughout California and Hawaii.
Mr. Genton is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a degree in economics. Mr. Genton is an active member of the Policy Advisory Board, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley and a full member of the Urban Land Institute.