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“We’re honored to provide management services to Rego Center Mall,” said Kristen Sokich, Propark’s senior vice president. “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our expertise in the retail parking environment, where our creative approaches to revenue control and premium service delivery intersect for the benefit of the mall’s employees and guests.”

Located in the heart of Queens, the Rego Center Mall is situated in a popular area that offers a complete lifestyle experience and unique blend of retail stores. This creates a challenging parking environment requiring specialized management.

“This operation caters to both monthly customers and, obviously, a great deal of transient business in the form of shoppers,” continued Sokich. “Our entire model for the retail parking vertical centers around making the parking experience easy and enjoyable for customers and, in the case of Rego Center Mall, the surrounding area’s residents.


We realize that we’re part of the fabric of the local community, and we embrace that as a parking management company that is focused primarily on service delivery.”

Built on the grounds of the former “Fairyland” amusement park, Rego Center Mall is owned by Vornado Realty Trust and is home to a variety of shopping outlets. With over 2,600 parking spaces and 22 pay stations throughout the garage, with another 250-plus parking spaces in the front of the mall, the Rego Center Mall’s parking operations supports the bustling retail environment driven by premier retailers, including Kohl’s, Costco, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Old Navy and Burlington Coat Factory. A third open lot in front of the mall caters to short-term parking for up to two hours at a low rate.

Propark America is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions and mobility services for all business types, in over 75 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com or call our New York Office at 914.478.6300. Propark America Announces Honor Miele as Regional Manager, Los Angeles

“I am thrilled to have Honor Miele as part of our Parking Dream Team, especially during this exciting period of growth for Propark,” said Senior Vice President, Peter Thorson. “Honor comes to us with a diverse parking management background, which will enhance our existing operations, while helping us continue to expand in the Los Angeles marketplace.”

Honor has worked in the parking world for over 25 years, where learned about all aspects the industry organically, giving her unique insight and expertise. She possesses vast experience in operations, portfolio management, operational audit, business development, financial reporting and budgeting, across a variety of verticals including Class A office, retail, valet and transportation operations. Her leadership skills are known to motivate employees and get the very best from them, which translates to successful, guest-focused operations.

“Honor takes pride in what she does,” continued Thorson. “Whether it’s team-building with her staff or developing outstanding client relationships, she ensures that the people around her are engaged and vested in achieving optimal operational and financial performance at the assets entrusted to her management.”

Prior to joining Propark, Honor notably achieved a 95% client retention rate within her portfolio over a seven-year period, including retaining the operations of four buildings sold during a twelve month period, despite changes in management companies. She also was responsible for the successful startup of an off-site transportation program, encompassing ten employees and five shuttle busses.

Propark America is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking solutions for all business types, in over 75 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com.

“We are really excited to bring the Jiffy Airport Parking experience to JFK airport travelers,” said Propark America’s Regional Manager, Alexander Piech. “Our brand is synonymous with value and convenience, which we’re looking forward to bringing to the New York market. Our Newark location is wildly popular and we feel JFK travelers will love the Jiffy Airport Parking experience, just as much as our guests in New Jersey.”

Managed with pride by Propark America, Jiffy Airport Parking is conveniently located at 130-24 South Conduit Avenue in Jamaica, New York and features hundreds of spaces of premium outdoor valet parking. The facility will offer the Jiffy Rewards frequent parker loyalty program, which will allow John F. Kennedy International Airport travelers the opportunity to earn free parking and the ability to cash in points on the Jiffy Airport Parking mobile app. As part of the facility’s grand opening, the first one thousand people to enroll in the Jiffy Rewards program will receive a free day of parking.

“We know people have a choice of where to park when flying out of JFK,” explained Kristen Sokich, executive vice president for Propark. “We feel the Jiffy brand is uniquely positioned to impact this market, given the value price and the higher end services available. Jiffy Airport Parking is ready to change the JFK airport parking game.”

Located at the former Parking Spot location, the new Jiffy Airport Parking at JFK is the closest and most convenient near airport location, with quick drop-off to all terminals in brand new, fast and free shuttle buses. Jiffy also features complimentary WiFi, as well as water and coffee, on the house. Car wash and detailing services will also be available to guests. A 50% off grand opening special for the new JFK location can be found online at jiffyjfk.com. For additional details, interested parties may contact the facility directly at 718-332-2221.

“The southeast region is a challenging parking environment, so the right leadership is top priority for Propark,” said Propark’s President, Rick DiPietro. “David brings a tremendous amount of expertise in parking operations, team building and fueling profitability. He is a wonderful addition to our Parking Dream Team.”

David has over twenty years of experience in the parking industry, most recently serving as the regional general manager of USAPARK Airport Parking, where he was responsible for the oversight of a portfolio of parking assets across the country. David previously served as the general manager of ParkSpace Airport Shuttle Parking, and prior to that, he was the city manager for Parkway Corporation, where he was responsible for operating an assortment of thirteen parking facilities.

“David’s experience with near-airport parking operations and shuttle transportation programs aligns seamlessly with our operational and business development goals,” continued DiPietro. “We expect our existing operations to become more profitable, while David helps to enlarge our footprint in new, exciting markets in the southeast. We’re particularly excited about the value that he brings to our transportation company, Last Mile Transit Solutions, due to his expertise with mobility services.”

David Horn received his degree in business administration and management at Robert Morris University. He is also passionately active with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid across the world, with the goal to end hunger by 2030.