Our approach and philosophy is the result of decades of involvement in parking and transportation industry, its evolution and transformation. Enhancing our customers’ and clients experience and creating value are paramount to Parking NW’s culture.
Meet Our Team
We pride ourselves on being the best team, organically grown in Portland.
Al Niknabard CCIM, CPP
Al Niknabard has been in the parking and transportation industry since arriving in Portland in 1988. During this period, he has held positions relating to all aspects of the industry affording him a well-rounded knowledge of personnel and revenue management, customer service, accounting, valuations and underwriting, feasibility studies and technology. Al has enjoyed the support of many mentors throughout the past few decades who have provided him with opportunities to learn and enhance his skills at every turn.
He holds designations from National Parking Association (CPP) and Capital Commercial Investment Institute (CCIM). Throughout the last decade, Al has been involved in underwriting several high-profile transactions as it pertains to parking revenues and forecasting as part of the acquisition and the sale teams. He presently serves as the Board President of Portland Festival Symphony. For the past 38 years, Portland Festival Symphony has brought live classical music to Portland Parks to audiences, some of whom would not have an opportunity to be exposed to such experience, performed by some of the best musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Al also serves on the Board of Oregon & SW Washington chapter of CCIM Institute where education and enhancement of real estate skills are focused on and cultivated.
Al enjoys several different hobbies including playing music, sculpting, biking, motorcycles and occasional one-off artistic endeavors. Having been involved in the business community through his work, Al has established many strong relationships in the community and is very familiar with Portland’s business and community objectives.
Michelle Niknabard has a deep knowledge of and experience in retail and service industry including parking, personnel management and accounting. In a sense, Michelle has been involved in parking all her life as she accompanied her father in visits to parking facilities, interaction with employees, clients and customers from a very early age. Michelle joined her father each Thanksgiving starting at the age of 8 when they visited every parking facility on Thanksgiving morning and served the employees pies, juice, cookies and other seasonal fare thanking each of them for their willingness to work and serve the customers and ‘holding the fort down’ while others enjoyed time with their family and friends.
Michelle enjoys many artistic hobbies and has a passion for aesthetics, design and fashion. Michelle’s enthusiastic and fresh approach to the parking industry brings new ideas to the table from the perspective of a millennial inducing outside-the-box thinking and problem solving.
Join Our Team
We believe our employees are our most valuable resource and are dedicated to find and develop the best talent Portland has to offer. See below for current openings!
Provide cashiering and customer assistance services at designated parking facilities and resolve customer requests, questions, and complaints. The position requires an enthusiastic personality with great communication skills and an innate ability and desire to provide great service.
Cashier - Driving
Provide cashiering and customer assistance services at designated parking facilities and resolve customer requests, questions, and complaints. The candidate must have experience in driving both automatic and manual transmission vehicles as valet parking services within the parking facility may be necessary. The position requires an enthusiastic personality with great communication skills and an innate ability and desire to provide great service.
Parking Enforcement Officer
Monitor multiple designated parking facilities to ensure compliance with parking and payment policies. The position requires a high-energy, enthusiastic personality with good communication skills.