PRESIDENT, CONTINENTAL REALTY CORPORATION
Gene is a Principal with Rosso Commercial Real Estate Services. He also owns the consulting firm Parker Advisory. In his role with Rosso CRE, Gene represents, tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers of commercial real estate. As an advisor/consultant, Gene works with business in the areas of strategic planning, executive coaching and leadership development and creating business plans.
Gene recently left Continental Realty Corporation after 26 years with the firm, most recently as President. CRC owns and operates $2B+ of shopping centers and multifamily apartments throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S., and has more than 300 employees. Gene held numerous operational and executive positions with CRC, and has extensive experience in many property types. Gene remains involved with CRC in his new role as the Vice Chairman of its Advisory Board.
Gene has a B.A. from Towson University, an M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland where he was named to the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. Gene also holds Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina and South Carolina real estate broker licenses.
Gene has taught at the University of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He has taught numerous commercial real estate courses, to both full and part-time students in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and online, and is a capstone adviser. Gene has also been deeply involved in curriculum development, online course development and has designed his own university courses, including a course for NAIOP. Gene has been a guest speaker on real estate topics throughout the industry.
Gene currently serves on the board of directors for two commercial real estate companies based in the Washington, D.C. area. He served on the board of a large non-profit for 16 years, holding numerous leadership roles, including chair of the board. Gene is currently an active volunteer firefighter and nationally registered EMT. He has extensive firefighter training, and has been a top responder, a fire sergeant, and chair of the membership committee. He is currently a volunteer at the Lutherville VFC in Baltimore County, MD and Earleigh Heights VFC in Severna Park, MD. Gene was also a U.S. Marine, receiving an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1995.