INTERSTATE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Tony began his parking centric real estate career over 19 years ago as a valet while attending college. He continued his parking career, rising through the ranks, with a national management company for nine years. In late 2005, Tony left the parking industry and developed a new biofuel technology company for several years. In late 2009, Tony returned to real estate and formed Interstate Parking Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Under Tony’s leadership, Interstate Parking rapidly expanded throughout the upper Midwest and currently operates over 165 parking assets throughout several Midwestern markets including Denver, Breckenridge, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fargo, Duluth, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.
Tony is experienced in a wide spectrum of parking asset ownership and development including mixed use shared parking, hospitality and healthcare sectors, large scale event venues and central business district operations. He is an expert in the renovation and long-term deferred maintenance of parking assets as well as the development, underwriting, financing and construction of existing and new projects.
In addition to his involvement at Interstate Parking, Tony is a founder of Interstate Development Partners, a value-add urban redevelopment real estate investment firm where he currently serves as President and Chief Manager. Through Interstate Development Partners, Tony is actively involved in the mixed-use development of over $200 million of community focused urban repurposing and new construction projects in Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
Tony is originally from Minnesota and graduated from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota majoring in Entrepreneurial Management. He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife Abby and their two children Katy and Will.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF MANAGER
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
Rick Nelson comes to Interstate Development Partners from Chicago, Illinois where he most recently directed the development of dozens of highly, successful commercial real estate development projects in suburban Chicagoland. Over the past 20 years Rick has provided full-service development, construction management, leasing, and consulting service for dozens of class-A development efforts for high profile clients and key investors throughout the Midwest.
Prior to coming to Interstate, Rick served as the head of development for a leading Chicago-based medical/commercial developer, providing direct oversight for several key projects. With expertise and proficiency in market research, debt & equity financing, financial modeling, leasing, construction & design administration, ownership structuring, governmental approvals, and contract negotiation Rick has helped lead the successful development of over 75 development projects over his 20+ year career.
Rick began his commercial real estate career at the age of 20 as a college intern for a premier, Milwaukee-based office developer. After graduating Minnesota State University – Mankato in 1996 with a B.S. in Urban Planning & Land Development, Rick joined this same development firm as a full-time employee and spent the next 19 years of his career there in both a real estate development and management capacity. Throughout his tenure, Rick directed the development of and provided project management oversight for dozens of office, medical office, mixed-use, and land development projects throughout the Midwest.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Chuck Stadler joined Interstate Development Partners in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. In this role, Chuck leads the organization’s accounting, information systems, human resources and risk management functions.
Chuck served as an executive at the country’s largest Goodwill prior to Interstate Parking. During his time at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Chuck held multiple roles including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. His real estate insights resulted in the addition of over 50 retail and donation centers. Plus, Chuck launched multiple social enterprises and helped expand the organization’s revenue to over $300 million during his tenure.
Chuck started his career at Arthur Andersen and spent more than 11 years in the assurance and advisory division as a Certified Public Accountant. He provided audit, consulting and accounting outsourcing expertise to professional service, manufacturing, distribution and financial market organizations. Chuck graduated from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Accounting. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
In addition to his professional career, Chuck has been engaged with multiple civic organizations, including serving on the board of directors for First Nonprofit Insurance Companies, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Council, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Council, and Education Foundation of New Berlin.
Chuck and his wife Ann currently live in New Berlin, Wisconsin, with their two daughters.
DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY ANALYST