Simply Self Storage (SSS), which owns or manages 192 self-storage facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico, has hired Dave Marzocchi as vice president of development. He has expertise in construction, entitlements and property development throughout the U.S., according to a press release.
Prior to joining SSS, Marzocchi was senior vice president of construction for Public Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, from 2005 until 2015. In this role, he was responsible for new facility construction and development nationwide. Marzocchi also managed all major facility renovations and redevelopment projects for Public Storage. He oversaw the largest growth and renovation initiative in the history of the company, inclusive of the largest single-facility projects based on square footage, the release stated.
Before working for Public Storage, Marzocchi was the director of construction for The Home Depot from 1997 to 2005, responsible for new-store construction across 17 western states and two divisions. He was also directly responsible for facility maintenance, property management and store planning for 286 stores.
“David has as much experience in the construction of self-storage properties as anyone in the industry, and we are excited that he is joining the Simply team,” said Kurt O’Brien, CEO and founder of SSS.
SSS recently named eight senior-level executives and promoted two other employees.
Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., SSS owns or manages facilities in 18 states and Puerto Rico. Its properties comprise 14.9 million square feet of storage space. The company ranked No. 7 on the 2015 Inside Self-Storage Top-Operators List.