Grosvenor's Indirect Investments enters US car park sector

Grosvenor Group's Indirect Investments team has formed an institutional partnership with US-based Stockdale Capital Partners and Ace Parking Management to invest in the US car park sector.

8th September 2016

The partnership will acquire, own and manage high quality parking structures and surface lots across the Southwest of the USA.   The partnership will target income-producing parking garages in infill, high-traffic submarkets and garages attached to hotels and office buildings that can be acquired and managed independently.  The partnership will also consider surface lots in supply-constrained markets where parking operations can be executed. 

“Parking assets are a highly-fragmented, often under-brokered submarket with very little institutional ownership today.  Using Stockdale’s broad reach and reputation in markets throughout the Southwest, and Ace Parking’s long history as the preeminent parking operator in the US we already have a solid initial pipeline of opportunities and will soon announce our first transactions for the program,” said Daniel Michaels, Managing Director at Stockdale Capital Partners.

Ace Parking, which has more than 5,000 employees and manages more than 500 off-street parking locations and 175,000 stalls in eight states, will provide day-to-day management of assets acquired by the partnership.

"Ace Parking remains laser-focused at implementing the best parking practices and audit procedures in the industry. We look forward to being an intricate part of the operating partnership to help realize these parking assets fullest potential," says Keith B. Jones, Owner and Managing Partner of Ace Parking.

Grosvenor’s commitment has been made by the Group’s Indirect Investment team, whose remit is to enable Grosvenor to access investment opportunities with third-parties with specialist expertise that complements those of the Group’s Operating Companies. 

Andy Yates, Investment Director, Indirect Investments at Grosvenor Group, comments: “We are excited about the opportunity within the US parking sector. With the combination of skills brought by Stockdale and Ace we have secured a great team capable of identifying and unlocking suitable investments for our investment partnership.”

This is the third programmatic JV formed by Stockdale Capital Partners this year. The firm formed a $100M venture to acquire medical office buildings in Los Angeles and announced a $75M partnership with private equity fund Siguler Guff for value-add investments across the Southwest. Both programs have announced acquisitions since launching.

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Grosvenor
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Notes to Editors

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