Believing in Oregon, Investing in Coos Bay

Company Overview

Ocean Grove Development Group LLC is a real estate development firm dedicated to delivering premier residential and industrial properties to Coos Bay and the greater South Coast Bay Area. Brian Barbuto who, for 30 years, has developed innovative and quality real-estate projects on the west coast, founded the firm.

Ocean Grove Development Group brings together multiple areas of development activity under one roof. The team is a dynamic group of dedicated professionals with experience in all disciplines of real estate development, construction, and investment, finance, legal and marketing. Our mission is to produce the highest quality properties and build long-term relationships in the communities in which we work.

Brian Barbuto, Founder & CEO

Brian Barbuto, Founder & CEO

Brian’s vision for the Ocean Grove community is in sync with the far-reaching plans of Coos Bay’s city planners. Brian first envisioned the Dual LifeCycleTM housing model and has assembled the OGDG development team to develop the product, site planning, and entitlements through to the current approvals and gleaned the political and strategic support of Ocean Groves’s key partners. Brian is a seasoned real estate developer and serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience, primarily leading his own development companies under Barbuto Industries. He has completed over 1,000 residential units, more than 1 million square feet of commercial space, and worked through over $100M in real estate project funding. Brian’s portfolio includes mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and resort communities, as well as innovative residential communities and world-class vineyard estate homes. He has received numerous accolades for his business and personal achievements. From conceptualization to completion, Brian has achieved successful results through relentless perseverance, a broad scope of knowledge, self-discipline, and a high standard of excellence. Brian’s visionary approach to real estate and community development has made him a highly sought after business mentor and industry leader. Read more at www.linkedin.com/in/brianbarbuto
Mark Deems, Co-Founder & General Counsel

Mark Deems, Co-Founder & General Counsel

As a seasoned executive manager and general counsel, Mark provides general strategic advice to the management team and oversees all legal affairs of the Company.  His principal areas of focus are commercial transactions, investor relations, compliance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and rights management issues. Mark brings over twenty years’ experience as an executive and practicing legal professional, the bulk of which has been as a key in-house member of the executive leadership team.  Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University and his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Mark has provided assistance and legal oversight to established companies and start-ups (domestic and international) in the areas of corporate formation and governance, commercial matters, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, litigation, and enterprise risk management. For more about Mark: www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-deems/16/a83/832            
Demian Norvell, Research & Marketing

Demian Norvell, Research & Marketing

Demian brings a fresh perspective to social media integration. With a nearly 20 year background in management within the audio industry, his attention to detail dovetails with a flair for creativity. Demian's broad skill-set lends tireless diligence to research and development within the Ocean Grove team. Read more... www.linkedin.com/in/demiannorvell