Self-storage management company Storage Investment Management Inc. (SIMI) held its annual manager’s conference and awards recognition dinner on Sept. 18 at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, Conn. The setting was central for the more than 30 self-storage facilities SIMI manages throughout the Northeast.
The conference portion focused on roundtable presentations covering marketing, company procedures and policies, best practices, leadership skills, and other topics.
During the recognition dinner, SIMI honored top-performing managers with a variety of awards. Recognition categories included “Highest Volume of Merchandise Sales,” “Best Budget Income Variance” and “Most Improved Facility.” The 2014 manager of the year was Jess Dean, manager of Planet Self Storage in Clinton, N.J. The No. 1 ranked “power rating” went to Matt Guiod, manager of Framingham Self Storage in Framingham, Mass. SIMI also recognized seven employees for their extended length of service ranging from five to 20 years.
Headquartered in New York, SIMI is led by principals Charlie Fritts, president, and David Inman, chief operating officer, who have a combined 75 years of self-storage industry experience. The company manages facilities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
2014 SIMI executive team and sales managers.