As of April 1, 2011 VPNE Parking Solutions LLC formally opened an office in Providence, Rhode Island. The office is located in Providence’s historical Jewelry District. VPNE has been servicing clients regularly throughout Rhode Island and Providence in particular, for over 10 years, but has increased their presence by executing a lease with Cushman & Wakefield to open a secondary operations office at One Davol Square. The refurbished mill building, located at the corner of Eddy and Point Streets, features airy atriums, wood beam construction and high ceilings. VPNE will be in good company as other tenants at One Davol Square include the Rhode Island Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the New Harbor Group, Randall Financial Services, Strauss Factor Laing & Lyons, and Fontaine DeCarvalho & Bell, LLP.
Tom MacKinnon, Vice President, is excited to further develop VPNE's operations foothold in downtown Providence. “With the completion of the new I-195 bypass, the Jewelry District is poised to explode with new development in the next five years. We want to be here to partner with great institutions like Brown University, Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island Hospital as they establish a thriving technology center in the area. We want to help make a new Providence.”
Andrew Hill, Director of Special Projects, has extensive previous experience working in Providence and is familiar with its evolution. Prior to joining VPNE, Andy consulted and worked with the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, the City of Providence, Carpionato Properties, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and SBER on multiple projects in downtown Providence. “I’ve seen the plans for the Jewelry District and the old I-195 skyway,” he remarked. “One Davol Square is ground zero for what will be happening in Providence over the next decade; we need to be here. I look forward to working with local leaders like Thomas Deller, Ernie Carlucci, and Seth Handy to make the Jewelry District the next great success story in urban redevelopment.”
Most Recent Posts