US Management


Chief Executive
Officer – IA Group and GMR

Mr. Jeffrey Busch, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s 85%-owned U.S. subsidiary, Inter-American Group Holdings Inc. ("IA Group"), and oversees all of IA Group’s REIT management and real estate activities in the U.S.. Mr. Busch is also Chairman, President and the Chief Executive Officer of Global Medical REIT Inc. (“GMR”), a company listed on the NYSE.

Mr. Busch has more than two decades of real estate experience as a developer, manager and investor, and has held senior positions representing the U.S. government – he was appointed by two U.S. Presidents to serve in senior administration capacities, including Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) agency, and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. At HUD, Mr. Busch oversaw an annual budget of over US$3 billion used to develop housing and commercial real estate.

As a principal investor, Mr. Busch has developed properties valued at hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in various real estate asset classes, including large-scale residential, commercial, hospitality, and retail projects.

Mr. Busch is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business, holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University, and also a Doctor of Jurist Prudence from Emory University.

Alfonzo Leon

Chief Investment Officer of GMR

Mr. Alfonzo Leon, is the Chief Investment Officer of IA Group and is responsible for investment strategy, acquisition execution, deal sourcing and investor relations.

Mr. Leon is a real estate finance executive with 18 years of acquisition and capital markets experience with approximately 150 completed transactions on behalf of institutional investors valued at US$3.5 billion. Prior to joining GMR, Mr. Leon was a Senior Vice President with Cain Brothers & Company, a boutique health care investment banking firm based out of New York and San Francisco, within their real estate M&A and capital markets group. Mr. Leon joined Cain Brothers in 2005 and worked with leading clients across the health care spectrum including several health systems, multi- specialty physician groups, senior housing operators, NYSE-listed and non-traded private REITs, health care developers, and private equity investors. Prior to Cain Brothers, Mr. Leon was a real estate underwriter with LaSalle Investment Management, an international real estate investment advisor firm, within their North American acquisition group. Mr. Leon joined LaSalle in 2000 and acquired US$800 million in multi-family, office, medical office, and industrial property on behalf of institutional investors that include the nation’s largest pension funds and college endowments and sovereign wealth funds. LaSalle Investment Management is a subsidiary of global consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). The investment committee of JLL was headed by the CEO of JLL.

Mr. Leon’s experience includes managing commercial real estate transactions ranging from US$5 million to US$500 million, raising capital for developers for projects valued over US$100 million, structuring joint ventures between developers and investors, completing large US$100 million portfolio investment sales to health care REITs, structuring sale-leasebacks for physician groups, acquisitions and dispositions for separate and commingled funds, corporate real estate M&A, structuring credit tenant lease financing for investment grade health systems, and strategic real estate advisory for health systems. Mr. Leon’s property type expertise within the health care sector includes medical office, outpatient facilities, surgical facilities, post-acute facilities, senior housing, and hospitals.

Mr. Leon received his Master’s degree in real estate finance from The Massachusetts Institutes of Technology and his B.S. in Architecture from The University of Virginia.

Robert J. Kiernan

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Robert J. Kiernan is the Chief Financial Officer of IA Group and GMR. Mr. Kiernan is a financial executive with 30 years of successful experience in financial accounting, reporting and management. He joined IA Group and GMR in August 2017 as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kiernan’s experience includes initial and secondary public offerings, business combinations, quarterly, annual and other filings with the SEC, and compliance with Sarbanes- Oxley internal control requirements. His extensive management and accounting experience has focused on the financial services industry, including broker dealers, mortgage REITs, and investment funds.

Prior to becoming IA Group’s and GMR’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Kiernan served as the Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of FBR & Co. (“FBR” NASDAQ: FBRC) commencing in October 2007. Prior to joining FBR, Mr. Kiernan served as the Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (“Arlington Asset” NYSE: AI) commencing in April 2003. Prior to joining Arlington Asset, Mr. Kiernan was a senior manager in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young.

Mr. Kiernan holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Mount St. Mary’s University, Cum Laude (1987) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jamie Barber

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Jamie Barber, is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for GMR and was appointed by the Board of Directors effective May 8, 2017. Mr. Barber has more than a decade of experience as legal counsel with responsibilities for SEC compliance and reporting matters, corporate governance, investment banking operations and REIT-related capital markets. From July 2012 to May 2017, Mr. Barber was Associate General Counsel at FBR & Co. where he assisted with SEC compliance, corporate governance and was primary counsel for investment banking operations. From August 2004 to June 2012 he served as Senior Associate – REIT Capital Markets at Hunton & Williams LLP, where he represented public REITs in conjunction with their SEC compliance requirements, corporate governance matters and offerings of equity and debt and merger and acquisition transactions. From September 2003 to August 2004 he served as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he represented issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Mr. Barber received his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 2003. In 1999 he received his Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Finance from Indiana University.

© 2020 Zensun Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.