Self-storage investment specialists Carl Touhey and Jason “Jay” Allen have launched a new industry consultancy firm called Performance Self Storage Group Inc., which will assist self-storage owners nationwide with facility operation, third-party management, marketing and finding sources of capital. The company also seeks to buy and invest in self-storage properties using its own capital sources and through joint ventures.
Touhey began his commercial real estate career in Arizona in the mid-‘80s with a large real estate brokerage firm. In the early ‘90s, he moved to Texas and purchased several self-storage properties from Resolution Trust Corp. He later moved to California, and joined Bancap Self Storage Group Inc. in 1997. There he specialized in self-storage investment sales throughout Northern California.
Allen began his real estate career in 1998 and has worked with some of the nation's top real estate firms, selling residences, land and self-storage properties throughout California. Though he has worked in self-storage for more than a decade, he became heavily involved in the industry in 2005. In addition to investing, he has assisted facility owners with marketing- and management-related issues.