R. Stephens Tart Jr.


Phone: 404.869.7092

Steve Tart is President and Founder of Genesis Real Estate Advisers, where he directs the development, redevelopment and leasing activity for the company’s portfolio. He is active in pursuing new retail opportunities while continuing to grow the institutional and private investor client base and asset management business. Mr. Tart has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience including asset management, development, redevelopment, leasing, construction management and property management.

Prior to the founding of Genesis, Mr. Tart was a Partner and Executive Vice President at Ben Carter Properties for more than ten years. Ben Carter Properties was one of the largest retail developers in the Southeastern U.S. having developed over 20 centers totaling more than 9 million square feet and $1.5 billion in value. While with Ben Carter Properties, Mr. Tart was the Partner in charge of leasing and was responsible for leases totaling more than 3.5 million square feet with a gross rental value in excess of $600 million dollars. Mr. Tart was also responsible for originating and maintaining tenant relationships and forged multiple leases with national, regional and restaurant tenants such as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Belk, Nordstrom Rack, Toys R Us, Hobby Lobby, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ulta, REI, West Marine, Cobb Theatre & Cinebistro, Publix, Kroger, Harris Teeter, CVS, Brio Tuscan Grill, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Blackfinn Ameripub, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails and Nona Blue Modern Tavern.

In 1995, Mr. Tart relocated to Atlanta, GA as Vice President and Senior Asset Manager for Cornerstone, now Barings, Real Estate Advisers, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MassMutual Financial Group. At Cornerstone, he was responsible for a portfolio of over 1.3 million square feet of commercial property in the Southeastern U.S. that was valued in excess of $110 million. Before moving to Atlanta, Mr. Tart was Vice President at North Hills, Inc. in Raleigh North Carolina, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KLM Dutch Airline Pension Fund, where he was responsible for the leasing and management of 17 shopping centers totaling over 2.7 million square feet.

Mr. Tart is the Broker in Charge for Genesis and is licensed in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. He received his BA degree from North Carolina State University and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers with the Retail Property Executive (CRX) and Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager (SCSM) designations.

As a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Sandy Springs, Georgia, Mr. Tart is involved in the local community as a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Sandy Springs and a Board Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Tart is married with four grown children and is an active member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

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