Meet Your ICOZ Team

Biography

Greg Genovese
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.