David Sobelman
David Sobelman
CEO
Richard Russell
CFO
Emily Cusmano
Emily Cusmano
Chief of Staff
Stephen Brown​
Stephen Brown
Dir. of Development
Justin Gore
Justin Gore
Dir. of Communications
Emily Hewland
Emily Hewland
Dir. of Acquisitions

Generation Income Properties

Leadership

Leader Bios
David Sobelman

David Sobelman

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sobelman serves as Chairman of our Board of Directors and our President, Secretary, and Treasurer. He founded Generation Income Properties, Inc. after serving almost 15 years in different capacities in the net lease commercial real estate market, including as investor, asset manager, broker, owner, analyst, and advisor.

Mr. Sobelman previously served as Executive Vice President of Calkain Companies, a multidisciplinary brokerage and advisory firm solely focused on net lease investments.

Prior to Mr. Sobelman’s career in single tenant net lease investments, he served as a member of the White House staff and was subsequently appointed to work for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Sobelman wrote The Little Book of Triple Net Lease Investing, the first book ever written on the single tenant triple net lease investment market, which is currently in its second edition.

Richard Russell

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Russell is the Chief Financial Officer of Generation Income Properties and is responsible for the strategic oversight of its financial, accounting, internal controls, and SEC reporting areas.

He is focused on strategic development along with identification and implementation of plans to achieve strategic goals. He has participated in over $1 billion of equity and debt raises, and is experienced in all aspects of finance and accounting including public company issues.

Since 2016, Mr. Russell provided financial and accounting consulting services with a focus on technical and external reporting, internal auditing, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, and interim CFO and controller services.

Mr. Russell has also served as Chief Financial Officer of LM Funding America, Inc. since November 2017. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health from 2013 to 2016 and before that in a variety of roles for Cott Corporation from 2007 to 2013, including Senior Director Finance, Senior Director of Internal Auditing, and Assistant Corporate Controller. 

Mr. Russell’s extensive professional experience with public companies also includes his position as Director of Financial Reporting and Internal Controls for Quality Distribution and as Danka’s Director of Reporting from 2001 to 2004.

Mr. Russell earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s of Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa.

Emily Cusmano

Emily Cusmano

Chief of Staff

Ms. Cusmano has been involved with Generation Income Properties since its inception and has been working alongside David Sobelman for almost a decade in the net lease industry. 

She orchestrates the many key functions that keep GIP running smoothly and takes care of in and out-of-house organization across all departments.

Having been involved in real estate for over 15 years, she has become a mentor to the rest of the team on the administration of real estate transactions. 

 

Stephen Brown​

Stephen Brown

Director of Development

Mr. Brown is a proven real estate executive with over 30 years experience. He has developed over 100 properties spanning full service restaurants, fast food, retail, and gas stations. While serving as the Vice President of Real Estate and Construction for Casual Restaurants Concepts, Inc., a franchisee of Applebee’s, Stephen assisted in growing the company from 7 stores, $14 Million revenue, to 51 stores, $150 Million revenue. 

As a seasoned development professional, he is spearheading the growth of GIP’s development pipeline, allowing GIP to purchase land and fund the construction of net lease assets.

Justin Gore

Justin Gore

Director of Communications

Mr. Gore is Director of Communications at Generation Income Properties.

He came to GIP after serving as Vice President of Marketing at 3 Properties, a net lease investment company. He currently oversees corporate communications and investor relations. 

Mr. Gore is also a licensed attorney whose professional experience spans law, public policy, and digital media.

He received his Juris Doctor with honors from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and is a member of the Maryland bar.

Emily Hewland

Emily Hewland

Director of Acquisitions and Board Relations

Ms. Hewland is Director of Acquisitions and Board Relations at Generation Income Properties. 

Working closely with both the CEO and CFO, she has been an integral part of building the GIP acquisitions platform that is critical to the effective and thorough underwriting of assets and the timely deployment of capital through a robust acquisition pipeline. 

Additionally, Ms. Hewland works closely with the GIP Board of Directors to facilitate seamless communication among internal leadership and the board. 

She received her Bachelor of Science in International Business and Economics from the University of Tampa.