Investment Real Estate LLC (IRE), a property management and consulting firm specializing in the self-storage industry, has hired Colleen Vrankin as accounting manager. Vrankin will work directly with Joe Braun, chief financial officer, and be responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting functions for the Investment Real Estate Group of Cos. (IREGC), including self-storage facilities managed by Investment Real Estate Management LLC. Vrankin will also provide IREGC support and administration in banking and treasury, financial reporting, and human resources.
Vrankin has more than 26 years of experience in accounting and customer service. She was most recently a staff accountant for a company in New Freedom, Pa., where she processed accounts payable and receivable and handled employee payroll. She has also held positions in teaching as well as computer support and training. She is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
“I look forward to working with a great team of people at the Investment Real Estate Group of Cos.,” Vrankin said. “The accounting functions do not change a lot from company to company, but the process and environment does. I am enjoying learning about the self-storage industry and am eager to streamline some of our processes.”
Founded in 1998, IRE provides self-storage brokerage, feasibility and construction services to owners and investors.