Strategic Partnerships

At Shelbourne, we understand the value of relationships, and that’s why since 2014, we have been cultivating and building strategic partnerships on both the public and private levels. These partnerships feature dynamic and diverse groups of people who are all similarly committed to Hartford.

Laz Parking

LAZ Parking LogoCo-founded in 1981 by Alaz Lazowski, Laz Parking has grown into a national hospitality parking company with revenue of over $1 billion and 10,900 employees. As a nationally acclaimed philanthropist, activist, and Hartford native and resident, Alan has been one of the most passionate and vocal supporters of Hartford's success and future. For more information, visit:

Upward Hartford

Upward Hartford LogoShelbourne has strategically partnered in the establishment and creation of Upward Hartford - a technology incubator and innovation center, which has partnered with local Fortune 500 firms seeking ways to attract and maintain millennial talent to Hartford. The thriving community generated by Upward is driving the re-emergence of Hartford. The global incubator has cultivated a hub of creativity and is rapidly establishing a new way of living and working by inspiring a generation through innovation. For more information, visit:

Hartford Bizunity

Hartford BizUnity is the voice of Hartford's business community - restaurant owners, retail shop owners, small businesses, property owners, real estate professionals, downtown employers, and those invested in Hartford. We are like-minded individuals, businesses, and companies of all sizes who have come together in unity and inclusiveness to develop and promote common sense solutions for the business environment of Hartford. For more information, visit:

Voices of Women of Color

Voices of Women of Color LogoVOWOC is a social justice firm located in Hartford, CT. Under the leadership of Founder and former CEO Janice T. Flemming, VOWOC teaches, empowers, and encourages women of color by providing leadership skills that lead civil activism in the public and private sectors. VOWOC's goal is to increase the number of women who become advocates, leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents in urban cities. For more information, visit:

MetroHartford Alliance

The Metro Hartford Alliance LogoThe MetroHartford Alliance is an investor-based economic development partnership focused on business development and growth, retaining and attracting jobs and talent in targeted sectors, ensuring a solid urban core, and promoting the Hartford Region. For more information, visit:

Hartford BID

The Hartford Business Improvement District LogoThe Hartford Business Improvement District (Hartford BID) is a 60-block special services district located in the commercial core of Hartford, Connecticut. Working collectively with the Mayor’s Office, various city agencies, and more than 100 property owners and other organizations within the District, the Hartford BID accomplishes its mission through initiatives that create a safer, cleaner, and more attractive environment for employees, residents, and visitors to the District. For more information, visit:

Lexington Partners

Lexington Partners LogoLed by Marty Kenny, Lexington Partners is a full-service real estate company based in Hartford, CT. Lexington develops, constructs, acquires, and manages multi-family residential and commercial properties. For more information, visit:

Axela Group

The Axela Group LogoThe Axela Group is a national development, construction and property management firm based in Waterbury, CT. Axela operates in a wide range of diverse market segments, including a myriad of residential, student housing, and commercial properties. In under three decades, Axela has built a wide portfolio range spanning over a million square feet of property and is estimated to exceed $100 million, focusing on continuous expansion. For more information, visit: