At Elite Parking, we like to stay informed about industry trends including technology. The challenges the parking industry faces may differ significantly around the globe, but technology is bridging the gaps. The Global Parking Association Leaders (GPALs) Summit, a group comprised of parking associations from around the world, recently took a survey that involved parking professionals from 21 countries. The results revealed some basic similarities along with a few country-specific differences.

Elite Parking Industry News

A senseless act over parking is an ever increasing site in South Florida. Recently a man who was asked not to park in a reserved residential parking area was viciously attacked.

The entire act was caught on surveillance video and shows a 69-year-old man being attacked after he told a visitor not to park in a reserved spot in front of his Hollywood beach apartment building.

Not only did the driver assault the elderly gentleman, but refused to move his car as well.

According to the article featured in the Miami Herald, police are now investigating the “vicious beating” of the senior citizen, whom police did not identify.

“This is a completely senseless act of violence over nothing,” said Christian Lata, a spokesman for Hollywood police. “It was a cowardly act.”

The unfortunate incident sheds light on an increasing problem that exists within the public parking sector.

According to Elite Parking’s Managing Member Ruben Perez-Sanchez, parking management companies can help alleviate unwanted visitor issues.

“Having valets manage visitor expectations, parking enforcement, etc., can help residents from experiencing the backlash of disgruntled visitor parking,” Sanchez.

June 2019 Employee of the Month

Elite Parking wants to congratulate Daniel Gonzalez for receiving June’s employee of the month! He began his career with Elite Parking in February 2019, but has already proven himself to be a valuable team member. He has worked many years in the area of customer service and knows how to make each guest feel welcomed. Presently, he is the valet attendant at Yve Hotel on Biscayne Blvd in Miami. His hard work ethic, dedication and “white glove” service standard with the guests at the hotel earned him this award.

As a valet attendee, he manages parking and traffic control in assigned areas; is responsible for safely parking and retrieving guests’ vehicles; assesses and documents any vehicle damage; records the location of the parking space; solves daily operational issues and upholds property management’s service expectations. 

Gonzalez is originally from Cuba, but now calls the City of Miami home. When not working, he enjoys playing a good game of basketball. He strives to always bring a great work ethic to his position and is a valued employee at Elite.

May 2019 Employee of the Month

Elite Parking wants to congratulate Ernesto Calderon for receiving May’s employee of the month! He began his career with Elite Parking almost two years ago and has brought his extensive experience in customer service to his position. Presently, he is the valet parking attendant at Washington Park Hotel. He remains dedicated daily to upholding the companies mission to provide “white glove” service to each and every guest.

As a valet attendant, he handles all areas including: managing parking and traffic control in assigned areas; helping to maintain work reports for management; assist guests/visitors entering and leaving the property; assist guests with vehicle entry and exit and meet and/or exceed property management’s service expectations. Calderon also oversees activities and tasks necessary to achieve to maintain company’s customer service goals.

Calderon is originally from Cuba, but now resides in the City of Miami with his family. He always upholds a strong work ethic and professionalism to his position and is a valued employee at Elite.