Update 1/23/19 – Union Realtime has hired Anastasia Malagisi as chief marketing and brand officer. She’ll direct the company’s 2019 initiatives as well as provide general management and strategic direction. Among the programs she’ll oversee is a complete rebranding of the Radius product suite, according to a press release.
"Anastasia is poised to help us ramp up our content strategy to the benefit of the wider self-storage community by offering value-driven and educational resources to newcomers and veterans alike,” said co-founder Adam Barker. “Her proven dedication to the betterment of the industry embodies our company's values and mission. We are humbled and thrilled to have her as the voice of our new brand."
Malagisi began her self-storage career with SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a national investment brokerage firm. While there, she assisted in investment sales and developed public-relations and marketing strategies. She also managed day-to-day operation and trained all new brokers for the firm.
She also served as director of marketing and outreach for the national Self Storage Association (SSA) where she was responsible for content generation, including the association’s blog and webinar series. She also launched and managed the SSA’s websites, oversaw the production of conference videos, and planned its digital-marketing and social media strategy, the release stated.
"It is a privilege to work in this industry," Malagisi said. "I consider myself very fortunate to work amongst some of the nicest, smartest and most generous people. Having 'grown up' in this industry, I've watched it mature, yet maintain a humble sort of nature as compared to other sectors. The leadership team at Union Realtime embodies the same ethics, character and enthusiasm I look to align myself with. I am truly excited to take on this role."
1/8/19 – Union Realtime LLC, a technology-services company that specializes in self-storage development data, has hired Theresa Gallas as chief business development officer. In addition to general management duties, she’ll be responsible for accelerating the firm’s ability to bring innovative solutions to market and develop client relationships, according to a press release.
"Theresa is well-respected in the self-storage industry and brings a client-focused approach that exemplifies our values,” said Cory Sylvester, principal. “We are thrilled and fortunate to have someone of Theresa's caliber join the team and are excited for what we can achieve in 2019 and beyond."
Gallas was most recently president of List Self Storage (LSS), a website for real estate professionals to list and identify facilities for sale, which she co-founded. Under her direction, LSS has featured more than 1,500 properties with a combined value in excess of $2 billion and generated more than 2 million page views, the release stated. Union Realtime and LSS announced a strategic partnership in September.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Union Realtime team and look forward to representing their data services and more,” Gallas said. "Having spent the past nine years in the self-storage industry, I remain passionate about helping storage owners, operators and vendors achieve their professional goals."
Union Realtime uses technology solutions to deliver self-storage data and analysis. Among its offerings is Radius, an online tool that tracks market demographics, occupancy and rental rates in addition to new and existing self-storage supply. Its tracking data is updated daily.