Lake Forest, Illinois, March 1, 2012 – Green Courte Partners, LLC ("Green Courte"), a private equity real estate investment firm targeting niche real estate sectors, announced today the promotions of Marnie C. Helfand to Managing Director as well as Jordan T. Kerger and Tom E. Jasica to Vice President.
As a Managing Director, Ms. Helfand will lead Green Courte’s Capital Markets and Investor Relations group. Ms. Helfand joined Green Courte as a Senior Associate in June 2008 and was promoted to Vice President, Capital Markets in December 2009. She has contributed to the financing or refinancing of the firm’s major acquisitions including The Parking Spot in December 2011 and American Land Lease, Inc. in February 2009. In addition, Ms. Helfand has participated in all aspects of Green Courte’s investor relations and fundraising efforts, including its recently closed third fund, Green Courte Real Estate Partners III, LLC, which closed on September 15, 2011 with $406.9 million of capital commitments.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Ms. Helfand spent three years with Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance as an Assistant Vice President in loan originations and two years as a Senior Associate with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company. Ms. Helfand graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Applied Mathematics.
Jordan T. Kerger joined Green Courte as an Associate in March 2008 and was promoted to Senior Associate in July 2010. Since joining Green Courte, Mr. Kerger has been involved in all aspects of Green Courte’s acquisitions efforts, most recently focusing on acquisitions within the "near-airport" and urban parking sectors. Mr. Kerger was actively involved in Green Courte’s acquisitions of The Parking Spot and American Land Lease, Inc. As a Vice President, Mr. Kerger will continue his involvement in the firm’s acquisitions efforts and assume greater responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities of the firm’s acquisitions personnel. Mr. Kerger graduated from DePaul University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.
Tom E. Jasica joined Green Courte as a Portfolio Controller in November 2010. Since joining the firm, Mr. Jasica has focused his efforts primarily on accounting and financial reporting for Green Courte’s land-lease community portfolio. As a Vice President, Mr. Jasica will have increased responsibilities related to the management of fund-level financial reporting and forecasting. Mr. Jasica will also have a leadership role in Green Courte’s ongoing reporting systems enhancement initiatives. Mr. Jasica graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.
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 land-lease communities 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.
For media inquiries, please contact Marnie Helfand at (847) 235-8658 or MarnieHelfand@GreenCourtePartners.com