Apple Self Storage, which operates 31 locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario, Canada, has named David Allan as its new vice president of development. The son of company co-founder Phil Allan, David Allan has also purchased a 25 percent ownership stake in the company, according to a press release.
“Apple Self Storage is a company where family matters,” David Allan said. “It’s a company where we all feel like family, and it’s that attitude that has helped us attract and retain some of the best employees in all of self-storage. I’m thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to become a partner in what I consider to be the best self-storage company in Canada.”
David Allan graduated from Western University in 2006, and then pursued a career in sales at Xerox Corp. He later launched a series of small businesses in the insurance service and catastrophic loss-reduction industry. In 2012, he joined Apple in a business-development role, responsible for growing the company portfolio. Under his direction, it expanded from 13 to 31 owned and managed properties in four years.
Apple plans to continue a controlled growth pattern and focus on developing its third-party management division, the release stated. “We’re pretty happy to be able to have David join us for the long haul and continue to add value to what we’re doing,” said Phil Allan. “David cares about what he does, and he’s going to be a great asset for making sure this company stays strong for the coming decades. It’s really exciting stuff.”
Family-owned and -operated, Apple opened its first facility in 1974. Its properties comprise more than 1.2 million square feet of rentable space. The company offers standard and premium storage units, mailbox rental, package acceptance, hold-key service, and packing and moving supplies.