Acquire |
Integrate |

Driven by a mission to acquire, integrate, and operate waterfront and on-land boat storage facilities, we strive to be the most trusted acquirer of family-owned marina properties in North America.


  • Long term success

    We focus on outcomes over a multi-decade time horizon

  • Transaction Integrity

    We treat our partners with respect and pursue transactions that benefit all parties

  • Respect for the Past

    We recognize that each property we acquire has a unique character and history

  • Kept Promises

    We work tirelessly to execute quickly on our commitments, and we believe in honoring a handshake

  • Continuity

    We preserve the continuity of our acquired businesses for the benefit of customers, employees, and the legacy of those who came before us

  • People Matter

    We leverage our team’s diverse talents in finance, operations, and investment management to drive business results


The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care

our founders

David Chesner is a Co-CEO of Grove Point Marinas, which he founded in 2021. He is also a Co-Managing Partner of Grove Point Partners, which invests in alternative real estate opportunities. Previously, David was an investment professional at Nitorum Capital, which he joined at inception and which grew to billions of assets under management during his tenure. Prior to Nitorum, he was an investment professional at Wing Lake Capital, Helios Advisors, and Blackstone, where he began his career investing in private companies. David has been active in the City of Hope charity, which focuses on cancer research and treatment, is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), and is an Alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Economics (Finance) from The Wharton School.

Taylor Kushner is a Co-CEO of Grove Point Marinas, which he founded in 2021. He is also a Co-Managing Partner of Grove Point Partners, which invests in alternative real estate opportunities. Previously, Taylor was a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners, prior to which he held positions at TPG Special Situations Partners, and Goldman Sachs, in its Special Situations and Investment Banking Divisions. He has led complex transactions involving real estate, operating businesses, and other alternative assets, and has served as a Trustee and Co-Chairman of the Urban Arts Partnership, a New York-based nonprofit that advances the development of underserved public-school students. He is currently a Director of SeaChange, a non-profit merchant bank and funder of philanthropies. Taylor graduated from Georgetown University.

our team

Adam Bernardo

Financial Analyst

Benjamin Trefler

Senior Investment Associate

Bobbi McHolan

Operations Administrator

Caroline Baljon

Chief of Staff

Christian Romero

Senior Controller

Dan DeGeorge

VP of Business Development

Isayvit Novoa

Property Accounting Manager

Karen Stimach

Regional HR Generalist

Kyle Galvin

Property Accounting Manager

Lisa Clare-Yeager

Human Resources Manager

Mariano Macchi

Assistant Controller

Matt Luiggi

Transitions Manager

Michelle Purinton

VP of Operations

Sabrina Yang

VP of Finance

Taylor Fitzsimmons

Regional Operations Manager

Zach Riso

Regional Operations Manager

Advisors and Consultants

Gregg Kenney

Operating Partner

Former Naval Nuclear Weapons Officer

Operations at Safe Harbor Marinas (retired)

Kieran Burke

Strategic Advisor

Founder and CEO of Premiere Parks

Former Chairman and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX)

Mike Wilson

Operating Consultant

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (retired)

Strategic Capital Partners

Thayer Street Partners

Thayer Street Partners is a boutique private investment firm focused on opportunistic investments in recurring revenue businesses operating in the financial services, business services, and real estate services sectors. The firm specializes in providing companies with customized capital solutions and partners with management teams to help scale their businesses.

Beacon Cove Partners

Led by its Managing Partner, Brett Haness, Beacon Cove Partners is a patient, long-term oriented private investment firm. BCP has a flexible mandate, and seeks to invest in enduringly profitable companies across a variety of industries and geographies.


Its principal, Royce Yudkoff, co-founded ABRY in 1989 and served as Managing Partner for 25 years. Currently Mr. Yudkoff is The Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School.