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May 29, 2015 9:06 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Green Courte Partners, LLC

Company Overview

Green Courte Partners, LLC is a real estate investment firm. The firm engages in acquisition and management of real estate with a focus on commercial and residential properties including manufactured housing communities, land-lease communities, “main street” retail, and mixed-use properties in high barrier locations, and parking assets. Green Courte Partners, LLC was founded in July 2002 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

560 Oakwood Avenue

Suite 100

Lake Forest, IL 60045

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Green Courte Partners, LLC

Founder and Chairman
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
Age: 62
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Management Committee
Age: 48
Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer
Managing Director of Asset Management and Member of Management Committee
Age: 56
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Green Courte Partners, LLC Key Developments

Green Courte Partners Announces Executive Changes

Green Courte Partners, LLC announced the appointments of David B. Lentz as Chief Operating Officer and Steven S. Gearhart as Chief Technology Officer. In addition, Mr. Lentz and Stephen F. Douglass, Managing Director, Asset Management, have been appointed to the company's management committee. The company announced the promotions of James J. Jago to Vice President and Jon S. Pollan to Senior Associate. David B. Lentz joined Green Courte in June 2003 as a Vice President and was promoted to Managing Director in January 2008. During his time at the company, Mr. Lentz has served in various roles focused on the firm's land-lease community investment strategy including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of its operating platform, American Land Lease Inc., from July 2009 until its acquisition by Sun Communities Inc. and its affiliates on January 6, 2015. As Chief Operating Officer of Green Courte, Mr. Lentz will oversee all of Green Courte's operating businesses and investments. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lentz was Director of Development with Mosbacher Power Group, LLC. Steven S. Gearhart joins the company as Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer and will continue to serve in his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the company's near-airport parking platform, The Parking Spot. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Gearhart will oversee the firm's technology initiatives, data analytics and network infrastructure. Prior to joining The Parking Spot, Mr. Gearhart was a Vice President of the Pritzker Realty Group and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. James J. Jago joined the company in September 2013 as a Senior Associate. During his time with the company, he has served in various capacities within the capital markets and acquisitions groups, including substantial involvement in the monetization of Green Courte's investment in American Land Lease. Most recently, Mr. Jago has been focused extensively on evaluating new niche strategies for potential Green Courte investment and supporting the firm's fundraising initiatives. Jon S. Pollan joined the company in June 2013 as an Associate. During his time with the company, he has been involved in various aspects of acquisitions, asset management and market research. Most recently, Mr. Pollan has been focused on asset management initiatives for the firm's parking strategy including its near-airport parking platform, The Parking Spot.

Green Courte Partners, LLC, Sun Communities Inc. - M&A Call

To discuss acquisition of American Land Lease Manufactured Housing Portfolio from Green Courte Partners for $1.32 Billion by Sun Communities, Inc

Green Courte Partners Announces New Appointments

Green Courte Partners, LLC announced the promotions of Matthew J. Pyzyk and Chad V. Gardner to Vice President. Matthew J. Pyzyk joined Green Courte in June 2012 as a Senior Associate. During his time with Green Courte, he has served in various capacities within the acquisitions and asset management teams for Green Courte's land-lease/manufactured housing communities and parking strategies. Most recently, Mr. Pyzyk has been principally focused on acquiring properties for the firm's growing land lease/manufactured home communities platform, American Land-Lease Inc. As a Vice President, Mr. Pyzyk will continue his efforts to acquire land-lease/manufactured housing communities and focus on investment opportunities within the Florida, Desert and Northwest US markets. Prior to joining Green Courte, Mr. Pyzyk was a Junior Associate with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, where he worked in various roles including debt originations, portfolio management and credit underwriting. Chad V. Gardner joined Green Courte in November 2010 as a Senior Accountant and was promoted to Assistant Controller in March 2012. During his time with Green Courte, his efforts have been focused on accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance, and cash management for a segment of the firm's portfolio of real estate assets. Most recently, Mr. Gardner has been focused on the accounting and financial reporting related to the firm's parking strategy and fund-level investments through its near-airport parking platform, The Parking Spot. As a Vice President and Portfolio Controller, Mr. Gardner will have increased responsibilities related to the management of fund-level accounting, financial reporting and forecasting. Prior to joining Green Courte, Mr. Gardner worked in the real estate tax practice at KPMG, LLP where his primary responsibilities consisted of federal and state income tax return preparation, tax conformity research and REIT compliance testing for clients in the private equity sector.

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