Bluebird Self Storage, which operates facilities in six Canadian provinces, has formed a third-party property-management firm, Bluebird Storage Management ULC. The company already oversees 13 properties across Alberta, Ontario and Québec, with expansion into British Columbia and Nova Scotia planned for early 2021, according to a press release.
Jason Koonin, a chartered financial analyst, will serve as CEO. He has more than 20 years of banking-industry experience, having led business turnarounds and other key strategic initiatives. His expertise in product management, pricing, strategy and credit-risk management “can make an immediate impact in the self-storage industry,” said Reade DeCurtins, principal of both companies.
“We are delighted to have Bluebird Storage Management handle our two facilities in Calgary,” said Roland Schatz, president of StoreWest, a self-storage development firm. “Their focus on customer service, fair pricing, solid branding and market positioning provides our stores with the opportunity to maximize revenue while also increasing occupancy. Their buttoned-down nightly reports help our team better understand what is happening in our business in real time.”
Since 1983, the Bluebird executive team has developed and managed nearly 100 facilities across North America. Headquartered in Toronto, it operates locations in Burlington, Calgary, Hamilton, Mississauga and Montreal.