Westport Properties Inc. (WPI), which operates more than 120 self-storage facilities under the US Storage Centers brand, has rehired David Kelly, but into a slightly revised position. After serving as director of development from 2014 to 2019, he rejoins the company as vice president of development. In this advanced role, Kelly will oversee the development team, focusing on self-storage and industrial projects nationwide, according to a press release.
“We’re thrilled to have David with the Westport Properties family again,” said Charles Byerly, CEO and president. “Prior to his departure, David played an integral part in growing Westport’s development portfolio, and there is no doubt he will play a vital role in creating opportunities for us this time around as well.”
Most recently, Kelly was vice president of development for North Palisade Partners LLC. He also has several years of development and construction experience gained at Regency Centers Corp., Snyder Langston and Standard Pacific Homes, now CalAtlantic Group Inc. Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University.
Founded in 1985, WPI is a fully integrated self-storage operator that develops, acquires and manages its own portfolio and provides third-party management services. The company has more than 10 million rentable square feet under management and employs 400 people nationwide. It’s currently developing a facility in Los Angeles, projected to open in fall 2021. WPI is also a founding partner of Kure-It, a nonprofit that raises money for underfunded cancer research, and Charity Storage, which uses vacant storage units to raise money for local charities.
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