About Us

Genfor Real Estate is a dynamic team of industrial real estate professionals utilizing local market expertise and an entrepreneurial approach to create value for our clients and market stakeholders.  The team’s focus on providing personalized and consistent service has created long-term relationships.

Our Team

Rich Gasperini


Rich has significant experience serving owners and occupiers of industrial and commercial real estate in Western Pennsylvania and the Tri-State area.   He combines a straightforward, client centered approach with strong market knowledge, resulting in repeat business from his clients.

A native of east suburban Pittsburgh, Rich attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon, Rich spent three years in Northern Virginia before returning to Pittsburgh for a position at CBRE, where he worked for over 15 years as a sales professional focused on industrial real estate.   

He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Pennsylvania and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in West Virginia.  

Rich is currently a Board Member at Auberle and has been involved with other charitable organizations. 

Mateo Villa

Vice President

Mateo Villa joined Genfor Real Estate as one of the initial team members when the firm was founded by longtime colleague and mentor Rich Gasperini in 2022. Prior to joining Genfor, Mateo was a key member of the industrial and logistics real estate team for CBRE in the Pittsburgh market from 2013 to 2022.

Mateo combines substantial experience serving owners and occupiers of industrial and commercial real estate with a deep knowledge of the Western Pennsylvania market and a specific focus on the individual needs of clients and their businesses.

Mateo graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and has called Pittsburgh home since moving here in 2009.

He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania.

Mateo serves as member of the Board of Directors for Rivers of Steel and is a member of the Magee Women’s Hospital NICU Parent Advisory Council.

Connor Jangro


Connor Jangro joined Genfor Real Estate as an initial team member in 2022. He provides an energetic and detailed approach to strongly support the firm’s clients. His work ethic and analytical ability has provided immediate value across a range of client projects. Connor also spearheads the team’s market research.

Connor graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, and also worked with the Wharton Small Business Development Center providing consulting services to local small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

Connor is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania.

Kristen Hess

Marketing Director

Kristen Hess joined Genfor Real Estate in 2022 as an initial team member. Prior to joining Genfor, Kristen worked at CBRE on the industrial and logistics real estate team with Rich and Mateo for over seven years with a focus on commercial real estate marketing and client services.
Kristen integrates a strong marketing background and skill set with her experience & knowledge of the local industrial real estate market to provide a high level of marketing to the firm’s clients. She offers a 360-degree approach from client experience to graphic design to media direction and the execution of custom marketing campaigns.

Kristen graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing. She worked in media sales in Manhattan before returning to Pittsburgh. 

She is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania.

Our Difference

Relationship Driven

Strong relationships are the foundation of our business.  We deeply value our relationships with our clients and stakeholders in the market. Our client service mentality, built on trust, results in long-term relationships.  

Local Market Expertise

We are a business with strong roots in Western Pennsylvania.  Our real time knowledge of the local marketplace adds value to our clients and stakeholders and enables them to make informed and strategic decisions.   

Industrial Focus

We are strategically focused on serving owners and occupiers in the Western Pennsylvania industrial real estate market.  Our focus enables us to provide clients and stakeholders with valuable insight on current and anticipated market conditions that are important to their business.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

We understand the challenges and opportunities business leaders navigate and strive to understand what matters most to you and your business.  Our approach is to provide you with a personalized client experience that results in a great outcome for you and your business. 

Our Story

Rich Gasperini founded Genfor Real Estate to build on his family’s hardworking roots and provide a personalized experience to clients and stakeholders. Two of Rich’s great-grandfathers, both Italian American immigrants, started businesses in Western Pennsylvania, as did both of his grandfathers, Henry Gasperini and Sam Cosentino. Genfor Real Estate aims to keep the same principles that Rich’s Grandfathers lived by: Hard Work, Authenticity, and Treating Others with Respect.

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