Brian is Chief Investment Officer and responsible for oversight of Green Courte’s investment, capital markets and investor relations activities.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Brian was a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Penzance Real Estate, with oversight of capital markets, risk, finance, asset and property management, and all other administrative functions. Before joining Penzance, Brian spent 13 years at Equity International (Sam Zell’s global real estate investment platform) as it’s Chief Investment Officer. At Equity International Brian oversaw all investment and portfolio company activity as well played a key role in oversight of all other areas. Brian was also one of three members of Equity International’s Investment Committee, which included Sam Zell.
Earlier in his career, Brian was Vice President at Madison Dearborn Partners, responsible for sourcing and executing transactions across multiple real estate sectors, a Vice President within the global commercial real estate group at Merrill Lynch and an Associate at PwC.
Brian currently serves on the Weiser Center for Real Estate Advisory Board at the University of Michigan and previously held board positions at both private and publicly traded global real estate companies, including Estapar Estacionamentos (Latin America’s largest parking platform), GuardeAqui Self Storage, ESR Group (APAC’s largest real estate asset manager primarily focused on logistics real estate), Decameron All Inclusive Hotels & Resorts, and Grupo Acosta Verde, among others.
Brian holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and earned an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Randy is the Chairman of Green Courte and the Chairman of The Parking Spot, Green Courte’s near-airport parking portfolio operating company.
Randy is a co-founder and former Chairman of Transwestern Investment Company, LLC and former Chairman and Director of Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC. Randy was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hometown America, LLC, a large owner of manufactured housing communities.
Randy is a Trustee and former Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, an Emeritus Trustee of the Steppenwolf Theatre, and a member and former Chairman of The Real Estate Roundtable.
Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan.
Marnie is responsible for arranging the financing for all of Green Courte’s fund investments and executing the company’s capital markets strategies. Marnie also leads Green Courte’s investor relations function and oversees all fundraising activities. Marnie has been with Green Courte since 2008.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Marnie spent three years with Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance. As an Assistant Vice President in originations, Marnie was part of a team that originated and closed both fixed and floating rate loans on various commercial real estate asset classes located across the country. Prior to Countrywide, Marnie worked at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company in a similar loan originations role. Previously, Marnie had completed a capital markets analyst training program at Bank One.
Mark is responsible for the accounting, financial and operational reporting functions for Green Courte’s investment funds and portfolio companies. Mark joined Green Courte in 2015.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Mark served for seven years as Global Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL). Mark has spent over twenty years in senior finance and accounting roles within a number of public and private companies, including Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, JPMorgan Chase & Co./Bank One Corporation (NYSE: JPM) and Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. Mark earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.
Kelly, together with the other members of Green Courte’s legal team, is responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of Green Courte’s business and investments. Kelly has been with Green Courte since 2004.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Kelly was a Partner in DLA Piper’s real estate transactions practice, and he continues as Senior Counsel to the law firm. He joined DLA Piper in 1999. Earlier in his career, Kelly was an officer of Rosenberg & Liebentritt, P.C., a Chicago law firm affiliated with Equity Group Investments, LLC (1990-1999), and an associate and later a partner in the Chicago office of the law firm currently known as Katten Muchin Rosenman (1981-1990).
Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor from New York University.
Braden is the Chief Operating Officer and has been with Green Courte since 2011.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Braden was an Associate at Reunion Office Holdings, where his responsibilities included the financial analysis of potential acquisitions as well as the support of capital raising initiatives. Earlier, Braden worked at ZS Associates as a consultant, where he specialized in quantitative marketing research, sales force design and personnel placement.
Braden holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.