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.

Technology moves the parking industry light years ahead

Technology is key in parking

The parking industry has been transformed within the past few years, making it easier for parking professionals to meet the demands of property owners and their drivers who need to access, exit, and find parking. When parking facility operators, owners, and managers were recently polled, they all agreed that technology was the leading industry trend. Some of the most popular concerns included GPS and mobile phone technology, sensor space-monitoring systems, electronic payment, sensor and plans to accommodate electric vehicles.

A focus on environmental awareness

Technological improvements are not the only hot topic in parking and valet company news. Increasing environmental issues and assuming an active role in fostering sustainability in the community ranks at near second. Sustainability is a concern that’s shared globally, with many experts saying that on- and off-street guidance systems are the best way to assist in environmental conservation. These guidance systems assist drivers in parking faster and therefor reducing carbon emissions.

Smart parking solutions can ease traffic problems world-wide

One of the most influential societal influences on the parking sector is congestion. Areas such as Canada, Australia, and the U.S. viewed traffic congestion as the parking industries greatest future challenge. Finding more space and better service options can help dealing with this scarcity of space and resources. Another factor that influences industry standards is a shortage of qualified employees who have the necessary training.

The information obtained during the GPAL’s Global Parking Survey is not meant to just predict the future trends in parking, but serves as a valuable snapshot of the industry as a whole, allowing for future collaborative projects among parking associations around the world.

Elite Parking in the News: Elite Parking: Bringing back white glove service

Source: Miami’s Community News Paper

The parking industry maybe becoming more automated, but that doesn’t mean personal service is out the door. Many parking companies are gearing more towards technological advances but are forgetting about the service with a smile that we love so much. There a few select companies out there, that choose not to skimp when it comes to offering customers a first class experience. According to Ruben Perez-Sanchez the Managing Member of Elite Parking, “we know what “white glove service” means and it’s our goal to win our clients over by making parking a pleasure.”

Elite Parking was founded and based in Miami Beach, and is a premier parking solution provider with a long history in South Florida. Its founder, Alfred Lariviere, is a visionary in the Miami Beach parking and valet industry, and the company was joined by Ruben Perez-Sanchez, a technology visionary and entrepreneur with 30 years of success as a local computer network provider, dial-up ISP, National Broadband Provider, National Business VoIP provider and regional triple play cable operator. Both businessmen are Miami Beach natives and have seen South Beach evolve into the international paradise that it is today.

“We have grown significantly in a short period of time. Presently we work closely with the Related Group Developers, as well as high-end properties that include: The Marea Condominium, One Ocean Condominium, Mediterranean Village I & II at Williams Island, Continuum Towers, Murano at Portofino, The Cosmopolitan South Beach, Casablanca Hotel and Condominium, Barton G and many other local restaurants” said Sanchez.

Another service Elite Parking offers is the management and simplifying of employee parking lots. “We have just introduced the inclusion of a fully-scaled parking structure for employee parking at 801 South Pointe Drive- the Marea Garage and manage spaces at 550 Lenox- the 5th and Alton Garage. These structures can house hundreds of vehicles and are conveniently located in proximity to local hotels, shops and office spaces.

Elite Parking offers a wide-range of parking services in the residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, special event, municipal, university, and airport sectors. The diversified portfolio of services includes: parking management; valet parking; parking planning consulting services; technology integration and a state-of-the-art mobile management system, as well as cloud surveillance at no charge to the property.

Another aspect Elite Parking takes pride in is the staffing and training of their employees. “Our extensive hiring process and ample training helps us deploy a highly-professional team. We hire the best in character and monitor closely our parking properties, so your residents and guests can feel at home when entrusting their belongings to us,” explains Sanchez.

Elite is quickly building a reputation for excellence in the parking industry and currently has zero cases of vehicle or property theft. According to Sanchez, the company prides itself on being large enough to run a full-service fiscally sound operation, but small enough to tailor custom programs to the properties needs and personally answer the phone and check-on and monitor these properties on a regular basis. “We are like the community bank of parking”