Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm Green Courte Partners has added Keith Bawolek as a managing director, responsible for leading Green Courte’s parking acquisition activities. Bawolek has worked with Equity Group Investments, and ECI Investment Advisors, a company he co-founded in 2000.
Green Courte Partners, LLC (“Green Courte”) announced today that Keith A. Bawolek has joined the firm as Managing Director, Parking Acquisitions with responsibility for leading Green Courte’s parking acquisition activities.
Mr. Bawolek has enjoyed a successful 30-year career in real estate with a number of public and private companies including senior roles with Equity Group Investments, Inc. and its affiliates. Mr. Bawolek was involved in the acquisition of over $500 million of parking properties when he was employed by Equity Capital Holdings in the mid-1990s. Since leaving Equity at the end of 1999, Mr. Bawolek has been active in real estate development and parking advisory services through ECI Investment Advisors, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2000.
Commenting on Mr. Bawolek’s appointment, Randy Rowe, Chairman of Green Courte Partners, said, “Keith and I worked together 20 years ago when we were building a parking portfolio for Equity. With Green Courte’s renewed focus on parking investments, we are delighted to add Keith’s deep experience and relationships within the parking industry to our existing efforts.”
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, parking assets and “Main Street” retail/mixed-use properties in high barrier locations. Green Courte, directly and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, American Land Lease, Inc., owns approximately 18,000 land-lease home sites in 48 communities located in ten states. 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.