Lake Forest, Illinois, March 20, 2014 – Green Courte Partners, LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm focused on building industry-leading companies within niche real estate sectors, announced today the promotions of Matthew J. Pyzyk and Chad V. Gardner to Vice President.
Matthew J. Pyzyk joined Green Courte in June 2012 as a Senior Associate. During his time with Green Courte, he has served in various capacities within the acquisitions and asset management teams for Green Courte’s land-lease/manufactured housing communities and parking strategies. Most recently, Mr. Pyzyk has been principally focused on acquiring properties for the firm’s growing land-lease/manufactured home communities platform, American Land-Lease, Inc.
As a Vice President, Mr. Pyzyk will continue his efforts to acquire land-lease/manufactured housing communities and focus on investment opportunities within the Florida, Desert and Northwest US markets.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Mr. Pyzyk was a Junior Associate with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, where he worked in various roles including debt originations, portfolio management and credit underwriting.
Mr. Pyzyk graduated from Northwestern University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 2012.
Chad V. Gardner joined Green Courte in November 2010 as a Senior Accountant and was promoted to Assistant Controller in March 2012. During his time with Green Courte, his efforts have been focused on accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance, and cash management for a segment of the firm's portfolio of real estate assets. Most recently, Mr. Gardner has been focused on the accounting and financial reporting related to the firm’s parking strategy and fund-level investments through its near-airport parking platform, The Parking Spot.
As a Vice President and Portfolio Controller, Mr. Gardner will have increased responsibilities related to the management of fund-level accounting, financial reporting and forecasting.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Mr. Gardner worked in the real estate tax practice at KPMG, LLP where his primary responsibilities consisted of federal and state income tax return preparation, tax conformity research and REIT compliance testing for clients in the private equity sector. Before joining KPMG, he worked for Mettler-Toledo, Inc. where he assisted the tax department in the areas of sales and use, state and local, federal and international taxation.
Mr. Gardner graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Accounting.