ParkingExpert is a new company formed by Marc Slavin. The name ParkingExpert is a new name but it’s founder has a long history and background. Marc Slavin, President, has been in the business of parking cars his entire life. Marc has over 45 years of hands-on day-to-day knowledge in the ‘art of parking cars’. Marc began his career in the business at the age of 13 when he went to work for his grandfather, Michael Edlavitch, a pioneer in the industry. Mike Edlavitch founded Atlantic Garage in 1920, after serving his country during WWI on the Russian front. Mike Edlavitch was trained as a master mechanic while in the war and began his career as an auto mechanic in his home town, Washington, DC, where he was born.
Mike soon opened gas stations, body and auto mechanic repair shops and began parking cars for 5 cents per day on vacant land he had acquired at 8th and E Streets, NW.
Atlantic Garage was formed in 1920, one of the first parking operations in the United States.
Marc’s grew up in the parking industry through the late 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Marc designed and operated some of the most prestigious buildings in Washington, DC., northern VA and Maryland.
A sampling of clients includes JBG Properties, Clarion Partners, ING, Prudential, General Electric Real Estate, Akridge, Cafritz, Charles E. Smith, KBS Real Estate Advisors, Blackrock, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Polinger Shannon & Luchs, Republic Properties, Tishman, Douglas Development, RREEF, Gables Residential, Steuart Investment, The Stephen A. Goldberg Company, Willco Construction and many many more.
Marc has been personally involved in the design and management of over 500 parking operations during his tenure in the parking industry