Green Courte Partners announces leadership promotions

Chicago-based Green Courte Partners (GCP) announced the promotions of Braden L. Rudolph to chief operating officer, Chuck A. Crook to managing director and Paul S. Kim to chief financial officer of GCP’s senior living and land-lease community operating companies.

Rudolph joined GCP in June 2011 as a senior associate focused on acquisitions and asset management. He was promoted to vice president in 2013 and to managing director in 2016. As a managing director, Rudolph has been primarily responsible for overseeing portfolio management and due diligence for the firm’s investments.

As chief operating officer, he will continue to manage the firm’s portfolio management and due diligence functions, with increased oversight of GCP’s development, asset management and reporting teams. Rudolph joined GCP’s management committee in October 2019 and, as chief operating officer, will continue to play an important role in shaping the firm’s direction.

Prior to joining GCP, Rudolph was an associate at Reunion Office Holdings, where he analyzed potential acquisitions and supported capital raising. Earlier, Rudolph was a consultant at ZS Associates, specializing in quantitative marketing research, sales force design and personnel placement. Rudolph 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.

Crook joined GCP’s original land-lease community platform, American Land Lease, Inc. (ALL), in July 2013 as senior vice president of operations. In that role, Crook oversaw operations for the company’s entire land-lease community portfolio, which grew to 59 properties and approximately 20,000 home sites prior to its sale/merger in late 2014.

Following the sale/merger, Crook continued working in the land-lease community industry and rejoined GCP in August 2017 as the chief operating officer of Windward Communities, the firm’s new land-lease community platform. As a managing director, Crook will continue in his role as chief operating officer of Windward Communities with responsibility for all aspects of the rapidly growing operating platform, which today consists of 15 communities with over 5,600 home sites.

Crook has spent the bulk of his career in the land-lease community sector, bringing over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining GCP and ALL, Crook worked for several community owners and operators, including Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. and American Residential Communities. Crook holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee and a master of business administration from the University of Houston.

Kim joined GCP in July 2011 as a senior accountant. He was promoted to assistant portfolio controller in 2014, to fund controller in 2016, and to vice president and portfolio controller in 2017. As portfolio controller, Kim provided fund-level financial reporting and forecasting and held primary responsibility for the reporting of True Connection Communities and Windward Communities, the firm’s senior living and land-lease community operating companies. In his new role as chief financial officer of True Connection Communities and Windward Communities, Kim will also oversee the operating companies’ accounting teams, which are located primarily in Clearwater, Florida.

Prior to joining GCP, Kim was an audit associate with Blackman Kallick LLP, now Plante Moran LLP, where he audited companies in a wide range of industries, including insurance, manufacturing and distribution. Kim has both a bachelor of science in accounting and a master of science in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kim is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

“As we continue executing our strategy of building world-class, fully integrated businesses within our targeted niche real estate sectors,” said David B. Lentz, GCP’s chief executive officer, “these promotions demonstrate the breadth and depth of talent and experience we have assembled at the firm and help us firmly position ourselves for the next phases of growth.”