Jeffrey Rogatz had been elected to the board of trustees for U-Store-It Trust effective Jan. 31. He is expected to stand for re-election at the June shareholders meeting, when his current term of office expires. Daniel Hurwitz has resigned from the board as of Jan. 31.
Rogatz, 49, is the co-founder of Palladian Realty Capital, which provides consulting and advisory services to public and private real estate companies. He is also the founder and president of real estate asset management company Triangle Real Estate Advisors LLC, as well as Ridgeway Capital LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm that invests in office, industrial and retail leased assets in the mid-Atlantic area.
Prior to founding Ridgeway in 2001, Rogatz was chief financial officer of Brandywine Realty Trust, a New York Stock Exchange listed real estate investment trust. Before joining Brandywine in 1999, he was a managing director and head of the REIT practice for Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc.
A resident of Wilmington, Del., Rogatz is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a board member of CapLease, the Friends of Woodlawn Library Inc. and Opera Delaware, and a member of the William and Mary Business School Foundation Board. Rogatz received an MBA from the College of William and Mary in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1983.
U-Store-It Trust is a real estate investment trust that owns or manages 455 self-storage facilities across the United States, and operates the U-Store-It Network, which consists of approximately 692 additional storage facilities.