Genesis Real Estate Group
Gordon Ip is the Principal and Founder of Genesis Real Estate Group, and brings more than 30
years of national development experience to the Company. Gordon is well versed in all aspects
of development, including acquisition, zoning and entitlement, planning, architectural design,
general contracting, construction management, financing, property management, and sales and
marketing. Dallas has been his home since 1980.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from the University of
Michigan, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University,
and a Masters of Science in Real Estate Sciences, also from Southern Methodist University.
Prior to forming Genesis Real Estate, Gordon gained experience working with Pacific Realty
Corporation, where he developed successful projects in Tulsa, Phoenix, Altamonte Springs,
Dallas, and Albuquerque, and participated in over $250 million in transactions with the Balcor
Company, a division of American Express.
In 1986, Gordon launched Genesis Real Estate Group, and has since completed developments
totaling several thousands of units, including high rise rentals, luxury condominiums, high
density urban apartments, and garden apartments across the nation. In Dallas, Gordon has
been involved in building multiple properties and developments. Amongst them is Dallas’s
largest multifamily building, a 603 unit high-rise off Turtle Creek called “The Renaissance”. He
is now completing the tallest multifamily rental a 30-story with 463 units called “The Katy” at
Victory Park. Concurrently Genesis is in the process of permitting phase one of two 45-story
towers in Austin in the Rainey District as well as a multifamily site in San Francisco.
In addition to being active in real estate development, Gordon is active in the local community.
He attends and serves at Watermark Community Church in their Re|Engage marriage
enrichment program, is a leader of their community group, and serves on their Front Lines
team. Additionally he spends time mentoring local entrepreneurs & foreign students from
UTD. He has been a guest speaker with Biz Now, and Real State Summits and will be speaking
at the Marcus & Millichap Dallas Multifamily forum in the fall. Since 2008, he and his wife
operate a 501C3 called Hearts and Hands for China that support two minority villages in rural
China that was devastated by the Szechuan earthquake.