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About Us

It's Who We Are

At Genesis Companies, our one focus is providing high quality, return-driven real estate investments.  We identify, obtain and deliver these assets even when the barriers of entry are high and development budgets are constrained. We have a proven record of excellence in asset managing, developing, and constructing, various types of commercial properties throughout the United States.  Each Genesis’ entity is designed to perform exact core functions that individually contribute to the overall strategy and integrated theme of our business. All Genesis’ business units have specially trained and focused professionals to maintain the day-to-day operating needs to keep our strategic mission on track.

Meet Our Leaders

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President & CEO

Philip Goforth

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Philip is a real estate and construction professional with 18 years of experience.  He has managed the Genesis Team in the successful delivery of numerous projects throughout the United States.  Philip benefits from a degree in Economics and Finance from Kansas State University. He began his development and construction career as a project manager and eventually founded his own company.  His approach to the real estate development and acquisition process is both aggressive and innovative but based on solid time-proven principles.


Philip has extensive experience in professional development and human resources, hiring, interviewing and positioning other professionals where they can be best utilized in an operation. Philip has been involved at various levels of development for hotels, shopping centers, and apartment communities.

In addition to Philip’s development and construction experience, he was the co-owner of a boutique financial service business for several years. While serving in this capacity Philip was exposed to multiple alternative investment classes (specifically real estate offerings), and the workings of the independent broker-dealer community.  While he was not licensed to sell securities and did not sell any directly, he gained tremendous experience from the observation, vetting, and due diligence of these offerings.


Personally, Philip takes interest in government, philanthropy and social issues impacting our culture and environment.  Philip lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children; a few of his memberships include the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and St. James Parish.

Chief Operating Officer

Omid Shahbazian

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Omid is a principal and key member at Genesis Companies and serves in a management capacity as vice president. Omid is a development and construction management professional with over 15 years of experience in various types of construction and real estate development.


Omid is a leader, with a record of impactful results within the commercial construction industry. A pragmatic planner focused on customer consideration, while constantly elevating the company’s presence in any community we build in.


At Genesis, Omid is responsible for the overall project direction and execution of mixed-used apartment complexes, hotel/hospitality, and other commercial construction—ensuring consistency with agency, strategy, and commitment. Omid takes pride in quality control and value engineering throughout the project lifecycle.


Omid has constructed various high-rise concrete structures internationally and brings that expertise and focus to every structure built at Genesis. He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Construction Engineering & Management from the University of Kansas.

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Kobayashi

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Todd has joined Genesis Companies as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has more than 15 years of experience financing and developing various real estate asset types.


Todd brings extensive asset management experience to Genesis.

He is perfectly suited to manage our corporate cash flow between connected business units while helping to optimize their profitability.  Moreover, Todd is the ideal professional for watching our investors’ capital and ensuring it grows as intended.


Beginning in 2013, Todd served as CFO at Foutch Architecture & Development in Kansas City, a leading firm in the country in the redevelopment of historic buildings. As CFO, his areas of responsibility included Finance, Accounting, Tax, Insurance, Risk Management and IT functions. He has led strategic planning and been instrumental in shaping opportunities in the student housing and senior living arenas. Prior to his tenure at Foutch, Kobayashi served in several vice president roles at Great Plains Energy/KCP&L for nine years.


He graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree. He also attended the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA, graduating from the Advanced Management Program, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Director of Capital Markets

Joe Neuerburg

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Joe has spent over 25 years fostering relationships nationwide in the commercial real estate industry. He has overseen the underwriting and origination of loans worth over $1 billion for various real estate projects, including land, development, construction, bridge, mini-perm, and permanent financing. These projects comprise residential, multifamily, assisted living/memory care, office, retail, industrial, self-storage, and hotel properties. Additionally, he has helped raise investor capital for several real estate developments.


Joe is a Board Member of the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation. In October 2016, Joe and his wife, Robyn, co-founded Isaac's Dream. This non-profit organization established a school with over 400 students and a medical clinic along Lake Volta in Ghana, Africa.

Regional Vice-President

Mark Perrino

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Mark is a seasoned and innovative real estate development and construction management professional.  He has extensive experience in site evaluation, due diligence, land acquisition, entitlements, and government approvals including economic incentive review.


Mark's past development projects include, hospitality, multi-tenant retail, convenience stores, fueling centers, automotive service and retail sales, dental offices, and surgical centers, for national brands. Mark’s background lends itself to managing all aspects of development projects through certificate occupancy.


Growing up in southern Colorado Mark enjoys spending time traveling with his wife and watching his family grow.  He loves to golf, fish, and enjoy the outdoors.

Senior Project Manager 

Greg Watt

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Greg is a commercial construction professional with over 28 years of experience. He is known as the go-to-guy to resolve any issues, to manage a project from start to finish. His career started when he was in college at the University of Wisconsin helping a friend out in construction. He has continued his passion for helping friends that soon become like family. He has managed development and construction projects that ranged from $500,000 to multimillion dollars in commercial construction with a long list of accomplishments.


In his free time, he loves spending time with his family and dogs; golfing; boating; and exploring architecture and history of cities throughout the United States.

Director of Real Estate & Site Acquisitions

Jeff Schonberger

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Tom Hancock

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Join Our Team!

Interested in joining Genesis? Use the information below to reach out. Just send us your resume and we will get back to you ASAP.


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