After several years of low activity, self-storage development is once again burgeoning, with previously stunted projects coming back on line and new facilities being planned in communities nationwide. If you're interested in building a new project, converting a property from another use, or renovating an existing self-storage facility, this detailed conference is what you need to start strong and end victorious in your journey. The field's leading experts will share insight to ground-up construction, conversion projects and facility renovations, sharing case studies to illustrate specific development strategies. You'll get the know-how you need to succeed in the business — or avoid a bad investment!
Inside this online platform, users have access to presentation slides as well as a Resource Center featuring premium content that relates to the conference focus.
As a registered user, you can access all conference materials on-demand, including videos, session slides and the Resource Center, until February 11, 2015.
Our online conference is designed to share insight to ground-up construction, conversion projects and facility renovations, sharing case studies to illustrate specific development strategies. Our experts will share knowledge in building a new project, converting a property from another use, or renovating an existing self-storage facility. We look forward to interacting with you and sharing information on self-storage development.
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Thank you for attending today’s conference! As you embark on your self-storage development journey, keep these things in mind:
Rick Dodge has more than 30 years of experience in the self-storage industry. As executive vice president of Paramount Metal Systems, he has provided the company and its clients a multitude of services including manufacturing, erection, development and partnerships. Rick's qualifications have provided successful solutions to a mass of new construction projects as well as certified retrofit framing and roofing systems for conversions and facility renovations.
Neal Gussis is a principal at CCM Commercial Mortgage, where he provides mortgage brokerage and advisory services with a specialty in self-storage. For more than 20 years, Neal has sourced well in excess of $1 billion in financing as a direct lender and mortgage broker. Owners have come to know they can trust Neal to provide expert advice and know he has extensive reach to a wide variety of capital sources. He also has a background in storage ownership and management.
Bob Hayworth is owner and CEO of Baja Construction Co. Inc., a design/build company specializing in carports and RV/boat storage. Baja has been in business for more than 25 years, with estimated annual revenue in excess of $25 million. Bob designed the patent-pending Solar Support System, which Baja has successfully implemented in the installation of more than 5 megawatts of fully integrated solar- and RV-shading structures. Bob is frequently invited to speak at industry events about solar-integrated carports and RV ports.
Mel Holsinger is principal, president and CEO of Professional Self Storage Management LLC (PSSM), a third-party management, consulting and development firm he founded in Tucson, Ariz., in 2004. The company manages facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas. In 2012, PSSM merged with the Argus Self Storage Sales Network, also operating as the newly formed Argus Professional Storage Management LLC. Mel contributes regularly to the Inside Self-Storage magazine and website. He's a frequent speaker at industry events.
Jeff Kinder started his self-storage career in 1986 with National Self Storage. He was later recruited to Public Storage Inc., where he served as a regional manager, the national director of marketing, and vice president of the management division. Jeff is currently president of Advantage Advisors LLC, a self-storage syndication and management company he founded in 1997. Besides operating its own portfolio, Advantage provides direct investment, syndication, management and consulting services to the self-storage industry.
Jim Ponti began his career in the banking industry as a commercial mortgage lender, asset manager and real estate appraiser. He worked with Safeguard Self Storage for seven years as a national operations manager, overseeing 33 facilities. Since 2002, he's worked for Janus International as a regional sales manager, providing feasibility, design, operations and product-application assistance to facility owners and developers. He's the former president of the Louisiana Self Storage Association and continues to serve on the boards of the Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska and Oklahoma Self Storage Associations. He's also part owner in several Gulf Coast facilities.
Frank Relf is owner and president at Frank. G. Relf Architect, P.C. For more than 30 years, he has provided architectural and engineering services to the self-storage industry for site acquisitions and planning, unit-mix analysis, zoning and municipal approvals, construction documents, and bidding and construction management. His projects have included new construction, conversions, remodels, expansions and specialty-storage designs. He's a licensed architect in several states and a long-time member of the national and New York Self Storage Associations.
Tarik Williams is vice president of TLW Construction Inc., a self-storage and RV-storage general-contracting specialist for the western states. Mr. Williams is a member of the Arizona, California, and Texas self-storage associations. He holds degrees in construction and business, is a licensed real estate broker, and has formed investment groups for real estate acquisition and self-storage development.