FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
“The addition of both Green Courte and Susan Rowe to the GPC team affirms the leadership of commercial and parking real estate owners in the movement towards sustainable urban mobility,” explained Paul Wessel, Executive Director of the Green Parking Council. “We are excited by the energy these leaders working at the intersection of real estate and private equity bring to the launch of the GPC Green Garage Certification program and to parking industry’s transition to a more integrated and efficient model.”
“Green Courte has long advocated for the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide through our work with the Urban Land Institute,” added Susan Rowe. “We’re especially happy to be able leverage our relationships in academia, business and the sustainability communities to evaluate and strengthen the Green Garage Certification program.”
Green Courte joins Brookfield Properties, Oxford Properties Group, Hines, Simon Property Group and Macerich as GPC partners and leadership recognizing the importance of parking assets to real estate sustainability programs. GPC’s work is additionally supported by BMW, Nissan, leading private parking operators and smart parking technology firms. GPC is the leading voice for sustainability in the $30 billion parking industry.
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, the firm’s 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.
About Green Parking Council
The Green Parking Council (GPC), an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, is a not-for-profit organization providing leadership and oversight for the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets. GPC expands green parking practices and environmental services through its Certified Green Garage rating system. GPC encourages triple bottom-line parking practices and exceptional industry transformation through collaboration and the development of open-sourced, sustainable best practices. For more information, visit www.greenparkingcouncil.org.
About the GPC Partnership Program
GPC is a not-for-profit organization funded and fueled by its partners and volunteer experts. GPC partners, volunteers and board leadership represent organizations which recognize how a global shift towards sustainability offers the parking industry a unique opportunity for unprecedented growth and innovation.
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