Lake Forest, Illinois, January 21, 2010 – Green Courte Partners, LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm targeting niche real estate sectors, announced today the promotion of Ami A. Shah and Marnie C. Helfand to Vice President.
Since joining Green Courte Partners in September 2007, Ms. Shah has made significant contributions to the firm’s retail portfolio where she has taken on responsibility for leasing, marketing and tenant relations at several of Green Courte’s properties including the Shoppes of Long Grove and Mill Pond in Long Grove, Illinois and Grand Village in Branson, Missouri. As a Vice President, Ms. Shah will continue and expand upon her existing role within Green Courte’s Retail Asset Management group.
Ms. Helfand joined Green Courte in June 2008. Since joining the firm, Ms. Helfand has contributed to the firm’s capital markets and investor relations/reporting efforts. In 2009, Ms. Helfand was instrumental in refinancing approximately $125.0 million of the existing mortgage debt within Green Courte’s manufactured housing community portfolio. As Vice President, Ms. Helfand will continue and expand upon her existing role within Green Courte’s Capital Markets group.
Commenting on the promotions, Randy Rowe, Green Courte’s Chairman, said, “Ami and Marnie have made significant contributions to Green Courte’s success over the past several years. I look forward to their continued growth and success and expect that they will make a greater impact on Green Courte in the future.”
About Green Courte Partners, LLC
Green Courte Partners, LLC is a Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm targeting niche real estate sectors, including manufactured housing communities, “Main Street” retail/mixed-use properties and parking assets in high barrier locations. The firm combines focused investment strategies with a disciplined approach to transaction execution and asset management. Green Courte’s goal is to invest in high quality assets that will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns over a long-term holding period.