Its President, Angela Shumpert, brings to the table almost 30 years of property management and business development experience.
Angela began Genesis after a decade and a half at RJB Properties, where, as Vice President, she was responsible for over 15 million square feet of commercial and public space. She was directly responsible for the company’s administrative, operational and financial endeavors, and brings those skills to bear at Genesis.
Genesis is authorized to operate in the State of Illinois and is licensed in the City of Chicago. We are proud to be a 100% minority owned WBE.
Angela’s 30-year career has been dedicated to facilities management, beginning with The John Buck Company in 1989 where she worked as a Facilities Manager and Property Manager for commercial real estate. Angela was part of the development team that relocated and opened the new American Medical Association facility. During her seven-year tenure, she worked on assignments for many of the largest and complex properties in the Company’s portfolio, including overseeing JBC’s first corporate relocation. She also successfully relocated A.C. Nielsen from its Northbrook campus to a free-standing office complex in Schaumburg.
After joining U.S. Equities in 1996, Angela began working with the public sector, where, as General Manager for the Chicago Park District, she led the management and procurement of janitorial, engineering and security operations for the lakefront, Buckingham Fountain, and South Shore Cultural Center, among other properties.
She eventually moved to oversee the Chicago Public School System, where she was named General Manager for U.S. Equities. In that role, Angela assisted with the purchase of CPS’s new office building on Clark Street and ultimately worked to relocate them from their Pershing Road location to downtown Chicago while overseeing the renovation of the newly purchased building. Her responsibilities included overseeing the respective custodial, security, engineering, landscaping functions, as well as the overall operation of the 25-story office building. She also worked as a Property Advisor for 30 schools during CPS’s initial privatization of Property Managers for the individual schools.
Having always dreamed of starting a minority owned property and facility management business, Angela began work in 2002 at Integrate Construction to do just that. There, she served as Vice President of Business Development, focusing on property and facility management.
After working as asset manager at the Chicago Housing Authority, Angela joined RJB Properties, where she led all business activities and spearheaded a nearly 600 percent revenue increase over her 15-year tenure. In that period the firm grew from 200 employees to more than 800, serving many of the Midwest’s most prestigious properties across a variety of industries.