Government Investment Partners is based in Barrington, Illinois with key strategic regional offices in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Georgia and Sacramento, California. Government Investment Partners has a national reach allowing it to acquire, operate, and reposition properties throughout the country.
Learn more about GIP and our management team below.
Kris Jankowski is based in Barrington, 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.
Dan Wyatt is based in Sacramento, California and serves as a Principal of GIP focused on asset management. Prior to joining GIP, Mr. Wyatt spent approximately five years with Buzz Oates, a leading West Coast development and investment company, where he performed asset management duties for 3.2 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail space in California and Texas, approximately 410,000 square feet of which is leased to State or Federal Government tenants. Dan brings 20 years of institutional and private commercial real estate experience to the team, having worked with First Industrial Realty Trust, Credit Suisse, and Colliers International. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions, and has been a key component of the purchase of over 10 million of square feet of property, along with the origination and funding of hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial loans. Mr. Wyatt holds an M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Investment from DePaul University, a CCIM certification, and is a Licensed Broker in the State of California.
Alan Cohn is based in Alexandria, Virginia and serves as a Principal of GIP focused on acquisitions. Prior to joining GIP, Mr. Cohn was a founding member of ACW American Properties LLC and Waxwing Capital LLC, private equity firms dedicated to acquiring office properties leased by GSA and associated Federal Agencies. Mr. Cohn has been actively involved in GSA-leased property transactions valued in excess of $250 million, responsible for all aspects of a given purchase from the equity and debt sourcing to the acquisition structuring and eventual asset management. Prior to founding Waxwing Capital, Mr. Cohn worked at Washington Investment Partners, a D.C.-based private equity firm, working on several commercial office acquisition projects including the $96 million purchase of the Coast Guard HQ and the $46 Million H-Street Plaza properties. Mr. Cohn also served as an advisor to former Chairmen of the FCC, and he spent several years working at the White House for Vice President Gore. Mr. Cohn holds a B.S. in Finance from Skidmore College.
Jocelyn Ford serves as a Senior Investment Associate focused on acquisitions, and is based in Barrington, 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.
Jacob Lares is based in Sacramento, California and serves as a primary consultant to GIP focused on development and construction. Prior to working with GIP, Mr. Lares spent approximately five years with Buzz Oates, a leading West Coast development and investment company, where he developed and constructed over 4 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail space in California, approximately 250,000 square feet of which is leased to State or Federal Government tenants. Jacob brings 18 years of development and construction experience to the team, having worked with numerous general contractors and architects throughout California and Washington. He has extensive experience in entitlements, permitting and leading design-build projects. Mr. Lares holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Accounting from the University of California Davis, a LEED Green Associate, and is a Licensed Contractor in the State of California.