Meet Your ICOZ Team
CEO, Investors Choice OZ Fund
Founder & CEO, USG Realty Capital
Greg Genovese serves as CEO and Co-Manager of Investors Choice OZ Fund, LLC. Mr. Genovese leads and manages all aspects of the company’s real estate securities operations. Throughout his 32 years in the real estate and securities industries, Mr. Genovese has held executive management and leadership roles for some of the country’s preeminent real estate securities, raising new investment equity and leading asset management for various Alternative Investment Platforms, Private Placements, REITs, 1031 Exchange Programs, Debt and IPO offerings.
Mr. Genovese has held CEO, executive management, & distribution leadership positions for some of the country’s preeminent real estate securities and alternative investment firms such as, Grubb & Ellis (now Newmark Grubb Knight Frank), JP Morgan Chase, Virtus Capital, and Triple Net Properties, raising new investment equity for various REIT, Private Placement, 1031 TIC / DST, Debt and IPO offerings.
Mr. Genovese earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with an applied concentration in Investment and Business Economics from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA as well as advanced postgraduate degrees from both Claremont Graduate University (1987) and Stanford University (2002-2003). Mr. Genovese is a registered representative with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), holding Series 6, 7, 22 and 63 licenses and is an active member and contributor to NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts), ADISA (Alternative and Direct Investment Securities Association), IPA (Investment Program Association), as well as a life member of the FPA (Financial Planning Association). In addition, Mr. Genovese is a founding shareholder of Bay Commercial Bank headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA and Alpha Omega Winery in Napa, CA. as well as a board member for the U.S. chapter of the international Right to Play organization (a charity that uses sports and play to enhance child development in disadvantaged areas in the U.S. and abroad.), and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Additionally Mr. Genovese is Founder and CEO of USG Realty Capital (a full-service real estate securities sponsor) and continues as Principal of Sound West Realty Capital, where he created one of the country’s first Opportunity Zone funds, Sound West OZ Fund, I, LP in 2019.
President, Investors Choice OZ Fund
Founder & Managing Member, Opportunity Zone Investments
Kyle Wiese serves as President and Co-Manager of Investors Choice OZ Fund, LLC. Kyle spent his prior career in economic development with a nationally recognized Economic Development Council. Here, he built passion for helping communities grow their wealth and expand their opportunities. During his time with the Thurston EDC, Kyle served as the Recruitment Committee Chair where he aligned public and private sector interests that resulted in the successful recruitment of over $100 million of investment that generated over 2,000 jobs in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. When it came time to identify Opportunity Zones in Washington State, Kyle worked directly with the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Governor’s Office to identify and submit Qualified Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Through this process, Kyle became a recognized expert in Opportunity Zones and built the OZI platform to pair capital with quality Opportunity Zone investments.
Kyle currently sits on the Olympia Downtown Alliance Board of Directors and serves as their Chair of Economic Vitality. Kyle graduated from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Business & Economics and a minor focus on Urban Planning and Political Science. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid soccer player who manage the business operation, and occasionally suits up on gameday, for the Oly Town Artesians, an amateur semi-pro soccer team located in Olympia Washington.
Treasurer & Secretary, Investors Choice OZ Fund
Principal & Chief Accounting Officer, USG Realty Capital
Kim Hansen serves as Treasurer and Secretary for Investors Choice OZ Fund, LLC. Ms. Hansen manages the accounting and oversight for all areas of Investors Choice OZ Fund, LLC. Ms. Hansen has over 25 years of experience in business management and accounting. She has led the start-up of multiple companies and has worked as a consultant, helping businesses reorganize and increase profitability. Ms. Hansen has worked in construction, including the project development phase, her first job working with her father who was a general contractor in Kitsap County, Washington.
After graduating high school, Ms. Hansen continued her studies in Accounting and Business Management at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.
Additionally, Ms. Hansen is a Principal and Chief Accounting Officer, and Director of Development Oversight at USG Realty Capital.
Director of Operations & Product Specialist, Investors Choice OZ Fund
Director of Operations & Inside Sales, USG Realty Capital
Mr. Belfiore serves as Director of Inside Sales & Product Specialist for Investor’s Choice OZ Fund I. Bringing almost 30 years of Capital Markets experience working with the community.
After many years of being a Certified Athletic Trainers at the UW, Mr. Belfiore switched careers, moved to the Bay Area and started in the finance business of Equity Sales and Trading at Montgomery Securities. After almost seven years, he left to open a West Coast office for BB&T Capital Markets. Thirteen years later, the company closed the equity business and Mr. Belfiore spent the next two plus years at Merrill Lynch and Stifel Financial, learning the Private Wealth business from an advisor standpoint as well as operations at this level.
Mr. Belfiore earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Washington (1988) and his master’s degree in Exercise & Sports Science/Sports Administration at the University of Washington (1990). Mr. Belfiore is a registered representative with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), holding Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses. He has been an active member of the San Francisco Security Traders Association (SFSTA) as well as an active board member at De La Salle High School Alumni Association and the Pleasant Hill Baseball Association (PHBA).
Additionally, Mr. Belfiore serves as Director, Operations & Inside Sales for USG Realty Capital.
Development & Construction Oversight
Jim Schweickert serves on the Development & Construction Oversight Committee for Investors Choice OZ Fund, LLC. Jim has always had a passion for real estate and has spent his entire career fueling this passion. Prior to his current position as President of JPS Engineering, Jim acquired his Professional Civil Engineer license and spent 36 years building one of the region’s top civil engineering firms known as Larson and Associates Inc. in Tacoma Washington and retired as their Principal & Vice President before starting his own free-lance firm.
Through his 40+ years in real estate, on many occasions Jim has held the role of managing partner where he successfully deployed ground up residential and commercial developments. He has personally invested in many of the projects that he has worked on, representing a wide range of asset classes that include medium to large scale, multifamily, medical, office, retail, and self-storage. He utilizes his extensive experience to assess real estate investments for the OZI team. Jim graduated from the University Of Notre Dame with his Bachelors of Science in Engineering.
Development & Construction Oversight
Perry Shea serves on the Development & Construction Oversight Committee for Investors Choice OZ Fund, LLC. Perry was instrumental in helping form and create the business profile of OZI. As a founder and entrepreneurial for many companies, Perry’s strength is forming relationships that lead to partnerships and positive business outcomes. He is a successful businessman who has built several companies from start-ups to regional and national recognition. His passion for creating and developing economic opportunities for his clients is his number one goal and outcome for OZI.
Perry has technical expertise in the engineering and construction fields and uses this knowledge and experience to evaluate project opportunities for risk and financial feasibility. He applies these skills during the due-diligence period to understand project challenges, success factors and whether an investment is worth pursuing – this provides an extra level of fiduciary review for each investment and project considered by the OZI team.
Perry is the president of Dragonwheel Investment Group, which specializes in international real estate development and former CEO of SCJ Alliance, a nationally recognized engineering and planning firm.
He is the former chair of the Thurston Economic Development Council, serves on several non-profit organizations and is a Trustee of Saint Martin’s University.