Taking parking further

The faces behind Legacy

Legacy was created to bring a premium offering, and a new experience, to parking for commercial real estate. We saw that parking management could be so much more than just changing the signs and turning the lights on. No matter the project, we aspire to bring new technologies, efficiency, and service that goes above the expected.

Each of the principals of Legacy, Nicholas Wenderoth, Joe Wenderoth, and Noah Gens, bring unique experience and perspectives to the company. Joe has been in the parking industry for over 35 years, and Noah has sat on the other side of the table in commercial property management for over 25 years. Add in Nicholas’ fresh thinking, and you get a whole new perspective on parking.

We don’t see ourselves as a parking management company. We see ourselves as a value add for your business. Our goal: To serve all your parking needs so well that we help maximize your asset.

More about Legacy

Joe Wenderoth

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wenderoth started Legacy Parking Company in October of 2012 after thirty-five (35) years of service in the industry.  His unique ability to develop business relationships by adding value to client assets now serves as the driving force behind Legacy Parking Company.

Prior to launching Legacy Parking Company, Joe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Atlanta based Lanier Parking Solutions.  While at Lanier, Joe was responsible for defining the company’s operating platform and expansion efforts, both locally and nationally.

Over his thirty-five (35) year career, Joe has served as an executive with several national parking companies including Central Parking, Standard Parking, and System Parking.  He has also been directly involved in some of the nation’s most prominent projects which include: Century City in Los Angeles, the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, 3 PGA Championships, Turner Field, CNN Center, Atlantic Station, and several other major developments throughout the U.S.

Nick Wenderoth

Chief Operating Officer

Nick Wenderoth serves as Chief Operating Officer and partner at Legacy Parking Company.  A graduate of Georgia Tech with a major in both Management and Finance, Nick had elected to follow in his father’s footsteps by starting his career in the parking industry by working special events for the Georgia Tech Athletic Department.  Upon graduating from Tech, Nick worked his way up at Lanier from an Assistant Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC, to General Manager of the much larger Phoenix, Arizona market.  During each assignment, he was directly responsible for the complete oversight of all accounts as well as the creating and implementation of new and creative marketing solutions.  Nick joined his father in October of 2012 to launch Legacy Parking where he served as General Manager over the Chicago market.  As the Company’s portfolio continued to grow, Nick assumed the role of Executive Vice President and ultimately took his current position as COO of Legacy Parking Company.  Today, Nick is directly involved in leading all aspects of the Company’s operations.

Noah Gens

President

In May 2017, Mr. Gens assumed the role of President for Legacy Parking Company.  Noah brings nearly twenty-five (25) years of commercial real estate and property management experience, with an emphasis on Commercial Class A operations.  In Noah’s previous role at Jones Lang LaSalle, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of 10 and 120 South Riverside Plaza, two twin office buildings totaling 1.4 million square feet located in Chicago’s West Loop.  Noah also served as Group Manager for a portfolio that included six (6) major Chicago office buildings: 222 South Riverside Plaza, 300 South Wacker, 180 North LaSalle, AMA Plaza, 515 North State, and NBC Tower.  In total, this represents a collection of over 6.5 million square feet of office space.

In his capacity as Senior Vice President, Noah also served on the Midwest Regional Senior Leadership Team, which is devoted to developing and implementing initiatives throughout the region’s forty million square foot portfolio. In Noah’s role at Legacy Parking Company, he joins Joe and Nick in the continued development, implementation, and management of the Company’s future business strategies.

Michael Beadle

Vice President of Business Development

Michael Beadle joined Legacy Parking effective July 1st, 2017 as the Vice President of Business Development.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Business Economics, Michael had spent the first eight (8) years of his professional career selling IT asset management solutions for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.  In Michael’s previous role as Financial Area Manager for the Southeast Region, he acted as the CFO of the product sales team, bridging the gap between technology and finance while consulting with customers on the most financially advantageous way to pay for large scale IT projects.

In Michael’s role at Legacy Parking, he will have dual areas of responsibility.  The first area of responsibility is to lead the business development initiatives for the Midwest United States, expanding the Legacy Parking brand throughout the region.  The second area will be to work with the local management teams to develop, implement, and manage all aspects of site-specific marketing campaigns.   This initiative is designed to assist onsite personnel in maximizing the full revenue potential of each parking asset managed by Legacy Parking Company.

Yoel Del Rosario

Vice President of Business Development - South Florida

Mr. Del Rosario joined the Legacy Parking management team in November 2015 as General Manager for the South Florida region. Prior to his career change, Yoel served as Director of Security and Area Supervisor for G4S Security where he was responsible for 10 Class “A” office accounts including Southeast Financial Center in Miami. As Director of Security, Yoel was intimately involved in major projects at Southeast Financial Center to include the elevator modernization project, re-roofing the main tower and the design and implementation of the closed circuit camera and intercom system through a new IT infrastructure, just to name a few.  Although fairly new to the parking industry, Mr. Del Rosario’s understanding of commercial office operations, his ability to successfully manage multiple projects, personnel & clientele as well as his proactive management style made him the right choice to lead Legacy’s efforts in growing the South Florida market.

Barry Kohlus

General Manager

Barry Kohlus has served as the General Manager for the Houston, Texas market since July 2015. Prior to joining Legacy Parking, Barry oversaw parking operations in Phoenix, Arizona including the CityScape Development, a mixed-use commercial, residential and retail property comprised of multiple parking facilities, valet, and a Class A office tower. Additionally, Barry managed the event parking component for Salt River Fields, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, and home to several large annual festivals in the Scottsdale area.

Johann Lopez

General Manager

As the General Manager for our South Florida market, Johann provides supervision to several Senior Facility Managers and over 40 team members. He oversees the daily operations and contract compliance for several different and highly demanding job sites. Johann’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing the monthly and annual reporting of financial performances for all properties within the South Florida Market, reviewing and managing a combination of P&L reports of approximately $10 Million in annual revenues, and implementing the installation and management of revenue control equipment to include a vast diversity of parking management software.

Prior to joining the Legacy Parking team Johann represented the largest private security provider in the world, G4S Secure Solutions, as the Operations Manager for the Miami Area Office.  Johann also served our great Nation while on active military duty in the United States Marines between 1997-2001 where he was promoted to the rank Sergeant/E5 three years into his military career.

Frank McGarvey

Regional Vice President

Mr. McGarvey joined Legacy Parking in February 2015 as Regional Vice President over Southeastern Operations.  In his new role, Mr. McGarvey is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company’s existing portfolio in the Florida and Georgia markets.  In addition, Mr. McGarvey is responsible for market growth and expansion throughout his designated region.

Mr. McGarvey started his career in the parking industry serving as Operations Manager for several major hotels in the Atlanta market to include the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, Grand Hyatt, JW Marriott and the Airport Marriott.  In addition to his full time responsibilities, Mr. McGarvey also assisted with the startup of several outer market projects including the Hyatt Greenville, the Grove Park Inn and the Marriott World Center in Orlando.  In 1998, Mr. McGarvey assumed the position as Director of Parking Operations for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority before switching companies in 2004 to become General Manager at Lanier Parking Solutions.  While employed at Lanier, Frank was responsible for 100+ accounts throughout the Atlanta market, served as General Manager for the South Florida market and held the position as Vice President of Business Development.

Sally Samara

Vice President of Finance & Accounting

A graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a major in Finance, Sally spent the first ten (10) years of her professional career in commercial real estate and property management.  In Sally’s previous roles, she was responsible for the management and financial performance of Commercial Class A properties in addition to mixed-use assets.  Sally prides herself on the leadership and development of the employees she has an opportunity to work with as well as the strong relationships she’s built with clients through transparency, honesty and caring.

In Sally’s role at Legacy Parking, she is leading the development of our accounting department, implementing new company-wide technologies and procedures and joins the executive team with a focus on the management of the Company’s financial strategies.