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Mr. Barton is the co-founder of Genesis Financial Group, Inc. (GFG) in 1994. He manages the operating and investment banking activities of Genesis International (GI) and GFG plus acquisition, disposition, development and management of properties leased to the U.S. Federal Government agencies throughout the United States. Together, he and co-founder Gregg S. Barton, have formed the father and son team which has structured more than 24 separate private placement unit investment trust/general partnerships owning over 50 office buildings. Mr. Barton assisted in offering a publicly registered U.S. $25 million REIT holding federal government leased properties. Subsequently, the REIT was renamed Government Properties Trust and raised U.S. $190 million in its fully underwritten follow-on offering in January 2004 (NYSE-GPT).

Mr. Barton represents GI and GFG in consulting agreements with international pension funds and private offices regarding the investment by those institutions in U.S. federal leased government properties. Mr. Barton also uses his experience to establish joint ventures/partnerships with international investors in Europe and Central America, including Gen-Net U.S. Government Lease, SA, a Costa Rican Corporation

Prior to the formation and development of GFG, Mr. Barton was President and Senior Partner of a medium-size Detroit law firm, directly responsible for the closing of over $2 billion of real estate transactions. Mr. Barton is a graduate of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and is licensed to practice law in Michigan since 1969. He is a licensed Michigan real estate broker. He and his wife are Residents of Costa Rica.

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