Green Parking Council Announces Addition of Green Courte Partners as Latest Platinum Partner and the Appointment of Susan A. Rowe to the Board of Directors

New Haven, CT – The Green Parking Council (GPC) is honored to announce that Green Courte Partners, LLC, has joined as the council’s latest platinum partner. Green Courte currently owns, manages and develops near-airport and CBD parking assets throughout the United States. One of Green Courte’s portfolio companies, The Parking Spot, is a leading hospitality focused near-airport parking company and founding partner of GPC. Susan A. Rowe, Vice President, Sustainability at Green Courte Partners, will represent the company and will be joining the Board of Directors of GPC.

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Green Courte Partners Acquires Age-Restricted Land-Lease Community in Florida

Lake Forest, Illinois, August 22, 2013 – 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 acquisition of Lamplighter Manufactured Home Community, an age-restricted land-lease community, containing 260 home sites, located in Port Orange, Florida.

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Green Courte Partners Names Cheri M. Scully Vice President

Lake Forest, Illinois, August 5, 2013 – 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 promotion of Cheri M. Scully to Vice President.

Cheri has worked with Green Courte on a contract basis since 2008 and joined Green Courte in January 2011 as an Associate. As a Vice President, Cheri will continue her leadership role in Steamboat Springs, Colorado overseeing asset management, including condominium sales and marketing, retail sales and leasing, and property management.

Prior to joining Green Courte, Cheri was a Partner at Partners by Design, an architectural design firm in Chicago, Illinois focused on corporate and commercial architecture, interiors and image design.

Green Courte Partners Acquires Two Land-Lease Communities in Maine

Lake Forest, Illinois, July 31, 2013 – 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 acquisition of two all-age land-lease communities located in southern coastal Maine. The communities contain 483 home sites and include Town & Country Village in Lisbon and Maplewood Manor/Merry Meeting in Brunswick.

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Green Courte Partners Names Ryan M. Bowie Managing Director

Lake Forest, Illinois, July 11, 2013 – Green Courte Partners, LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm focused on building industry-leading companies within niche real estate sectors, announced today that Ryan Bowie has joined the firm as Managing Director, with responsibility for leading Green Courte's investor relations, fundraising and portfolio management activities.
 

Mr. Bowie joins Green Courte after spending thirteen years in senior roles within a number of public and private real estate companies including Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE),  LaSalle Investment Management and Bowie Capital Advisors.  
 

While at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Mr. Bowie served as Head of Structured Finance where he was focused on corporate development, capital markets and capital deployment for the global hotel owner and manager. At Strategic Hotels & Resorts, a public REIT, he served in various roles including Vice President, Capital Markets & Corporate Finance, Corporate Treasurer and head of Investor Relations. During his career, Mr. Bowie has completed over $7 billion in debt and equity transactions, including the initial public offering of Strategic Hotels & Resorts in 2004.
 

Commenting on Mr. Bowie’s appointment, Randy Rowe, Green Courte’s Chairman, said, “We are very excited to have Ryan join us as a Managing Director and look forward to his many contributions.”
 

About Green Courte Partners, LLC
 

Green Courte Partners, LLC is a Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm targeting niche real estate sectors. Currently, our strategies include building fully-integrated companies investing in land-lease/manufactured housing communities and parking properties. 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. For additional information, please visit www.GreenCourtePartners.com.

 

For media inquiries, please contact Marnie Helfand at (847) 235-8658 or MarnieHelfand@GreenCourtePartners.com

The Parking Spot: Coming or Going -- Always Over the Top

It was going to be one of those sensational trips – Sicily, Venice and Rome. We would leave the early spring cold weather of New York City for the more temperate conditions of Italy.

And once again the place to leave our automobile was going to be The Parking Spot, of course. Why change to anything else when this fabulous parking operation has served us so well in different locations quite a few times.

The crush and panic of airport parking, the wandering around to get a spot to leave the car, the expense, the hassle of loading and unloading luggage - -all  belonged to another and older way of life - - and not a good one.

We were going to leave our vehicle for two weeks plus. No problem. We had made our on-line reservation and showed up and were immediately taken care of.  Bags (and there were quite a few) were unloaded from our SUV. They were stowed in The Parking Spot bus and off we went. Alitalia Airlines which proved not to be the class operation their ads claim it is was our way across the pond to Rome. And the Parking Spot driver pulled up close to the terminal and unloaded our luggage.

Two plus weeks later we landed at JFK and called The Parking Spot – we were ready for the pickup. Incredibly, after a wait of less than five minutes, we had our pickup. Baggage was stowed and secured and back to the Parking Spot we went.

Our SUV was waiting. Our luggage was efficiently placed inside. And off we went, smiling. Oh, if all life experiences could be as efficient, as streamlined, as user friendly.

Think about it the next time you fly.

Green Courte Partners Names Braden L. Rudolph Vice President, Asset Management

Lake Forest, Illinois, May 7, 2013 – Green Courte Partners, LLC (“Green Courte”), a private equity real estate investment firm targeting parking assets and land-lease/manufactured housing communities, announced today the promotion of Braden L. Rudolph to Vice President, Asset Management.

Since joining Green Courte as a Senior Associate in June 2011, Mr. Rudolph has been involved in Green Courte's acquisitions and asset management efforts. Mr. Rudolph was actively involved in Green Courte's acquisition of The Parking Spot, one of the nation's leading owner/operators of near-airport parking properties, with 35 locations and over 60,000 parking spaces. Most recently, Mr. Rudolph has been involved with implementing strategic initiatives at American Land Lease, Inc., an owner/operator of 50 land-lease communities with over 18,500 home sites. As a Vice President, Mr. Rudolph will continue his involvement in the firm's asset management efforts, primarily focusing on the near-airport and urban parking sectors.

Mr. Rudolph graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2010 with a Masters of Business Administration.

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 parking assets and land-lease/manufactured housing communities. 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. For additional information, please visit www.GreenCourtePartners.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Marnie Helfand at (847) 235-8658 or
MarnieHelfand@GreenCourtePartners.com

 

Who We Are - American Land Lease, A New Standard of Excellence

American Land Lease, Inc. is the leading owner/operator of high quality land-lease communities for hardworking families and active retirees. From our base in Clearwater, Florida, we operate a rapidly growing portfolio of over 18,500 home sites in fifty communities located in ten states.

Who We Are - American Land Lease, A New Standard of Excellence