Throughout his career, Mr. Barnes has been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions, from all anglesâ€”brokerage, mortgage and settlement. In 2003, Mr. Barnes founded Flex Funding, a Washington, D.C.-based mortgage company operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Mr. Barnes was the co-founder of ClosingQuotes.com, the first online marketplace for real estate closings in the United States. He served as Managing Director for Veris Consulting, overseeing the companyâ€™s commercial real estate operations. Early in his career, Mr. Barnes served as a settlement attorney in Washington, D.C.
He received both his law degree and undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Maryland Bar.