The Genesis Capital Executive Team

Genesis has a strong executive leadership team experienced in managing multiple bridge and permanent lending businesses, as well as real estate investment businesses, over the past 20 years.

Robert Wasmund


  • During his 15+ year career in real estate investments and lending, Mr. Wasmund has developed deep expertise in originating and structuring real estate deals in all parts of the real estate cycle
  • Prior to joining Genesis, Mr. Wasmund served as executive vice president of acquisitions and originations at Anchor Loans
  • As a profit-sharing partner at Anchor, Mr. Wasmund was part of a team responsible for underwriting, structuring and closing more than $1 billion in loans
  • Robert managed the acquisition, development and disposition of properties for Anchor from 2009 to mid-2012, during which time Anchor acquired and re-positioned more than 1,000 assets totaling more than $200 million
  • Mr. Wasmund attended the University of North Florida. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School and served as a reactor operator for five years on the U.S.S. Enterprise
John Day


  • Prior to joining Genesis, John served over 10 years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the L&R Group of Companies and System Property Development Company, where he led the investment strategies, structuring, and underwriting for commercial real estate portfolios valued in excess of $2 billion
  • John began his legal career as a clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and then as a real estate and M&A associate at the law firm of MungerTolles& Olson LLP, where he represented commercial property owners and developers through all aspects of real estate transactions, including real property acquisitions, dispositions, finance and land use
  • John graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and earned a MBA and Ph.D from the University of Southern California
Robert Jayne

Executive Vice President
Construction & Development

  • Prior to joining Genesis, Robert specialized in construction strategies and consulting for luxury real estate developments. He is founder of both RJC Partners LLC and RJC Design Build Inc., two companies that have provided services to over 300 investment properties as either a principal, contractor, or consultant
  • Robert founded Wayside Terrace LLC in 2004, for which he was both principal and developer for turn-around residential and commercial properties in OR, Northern CA, WA, and AZ
  • Previously, Robert was Senior Construction Manager for 7-Eleven’ South-West division, managing the construction department team for all maintenance and construction for 800 stores
Donna Grissom

Executive Vice President
National Sales Director

  • Prior to joining Genesis, Donna was the Director of Sales for Anchor Homes. Donna was responsible for the sales of the entire retail property portfolio, managing $300mm+ in resale transactions
  • Prior to joining Anchor, Donna was a-top producing real estate agent in the Greater Los Angeles area
  • Before working in Real Estate, Donna had a successful sales career in the advertising and marketing industry. For 10 years Donna was the National Sponsorship Director for Ticketmaster Corporation. Prior to Ticketmaster, Donna worked in advertising sales for the LA Times for 4 years
  • Donna is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Journalism