Kris Jankowski is based in Deer Park, Illinois and founded Government Investments Partners (GIP) in 2017 and is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the firm. Prior to starting GIP, Mr. Jankowski oversaw the acquisition of approximately 100 government-leased properties totaling over $1 billion during his five-plus year tenure at Boyd Watterson Asset Management (formerly Titanium Real Estate Advisors). During that time, the company developed a reputation as the most prolific buyer in government real estate. Mr. Jankowski has experience in both institutional and corporate real estate. Prior to his time at Boyd Watterson, Mr. Jankowski was with Whirlpool Corporation as a Senior Real Estate Manager overseeing global real estate dispositions. He also worked for First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR) in various positions in acquisitions, dispositions and accounting. In total, Kris has worked on nearly $3 billion of commercial property transactions. Mr. Jankowski graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Bob Cottle is based in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as a Principal of GIP focused on acquisitions. Prior to joining GIP, Mr. Cottle was a co-founder of Colliers GSAXCHANGE, the investment sales component of Colliers International’s Government Solutions national practice group. Mr. Cottle has completed over$400 million of government-leased sale transactions over the past eight years. Mr. Cottle joined Colliers International in 2000 and has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, with over 25 years in the commercial property sale transactions arena. Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Cottle was the Chief Underwriter for DECK Realty Group in Atlanta, and has been involved in development, acquisition, disposition, financing, and brokerage during his career. Mr. Cottle graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an M.B.A. in Finance, and the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Accounting. Mr. Cottle holds a CCIM certification and a Georgia real estate license.
Jocelyn Ford serves as a Senior Investment Associate focused on acquisitions, and is based in Deer Park, IL. Prior to joining GIP, Ms. Ford was a Vice President at Lake Forest Real Estate Capital, a capital markets advisory that arranges debt and equity financing for commercial real estate. Ms. Ford brings over 15 years of professional experience having also worked with First Industrial Realty Trust and Baird & Warner Real Estate Capital. She has extensive experience underwriting and closing high value transactions across the US for both dispositions and debt investments. Jocelyn holds a MA in Mathematics Education and a BS in Finance from DePaul University.