StorageMart, a family-owned company that operates more than 190 self-storage properties across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, is welcoming its next generation of leadership as Alex Burnam, son of company president Cris Burnam, has been appointed to the position of senior acquisitions analyst. In the newly created role, Alex Burnam will implement systems and processes that will streamline and modernize the company’s property-acquisition process and accelerate its growth opportunities, according to a press release.
"I think being family-owned has given us a unique environment that helped us become successful," said Cris Burnam. "The family atmosphere allows us to be open. We genuinely care about the growth of our team, and I couldn't be more excited to bring my son onboard officially."
Over the years, Alex Burnam has worked at StorageMart in various capacities, including interning for the marketing department and acquisitions team, and managing a company facility. "It means a lot to me to be a part of the family business,” he said. “I remember at a very young age going to the old headquarters to see my grandpa, so things have really come full circle, and I'm ready to hit the ground running."
Alex Burnam majored in finance and legal studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. After graduating last year, he worked at Heitman, a Chicago-based real estate management firm. While there, he collaborated on real estate closings in excess of $275 million in the firm’s acquisitions department, the release stated.
Founded in 1999 and based in Columbia, Mo., StorageMart is privately owned and operated by the Burnam family, which has been in the storage industry for three generations. It serves more than 75,000 self-storage customers, and operates in Chinese, English, Punjabi, Quebecois French and Spanish.