Jonathan A. Genton
Senior Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for all aspects of operations for Genton Cockrum, including acquisitions, development, financing, asset management, and sales and marketing.
Prior to forming Genton Cockrum, Mr. Genton was Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and/or President of three predecessor entites, Genton Property Group, Genton Development Company and Watt Genton Associates (“Watt Genton”).
Before forming Watt Genton, Mr. Genton was Chief Operating Officer 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 including five hotels with over 1,600 rooms.
Mr. Genton began his 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 including Sherwood Country Club and Residences in Westlake, CA.
Mr. Genton has previously served as a member of the Policy Advisory Board, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, BA in Economics.