WEBINAR - Adapting to New Complexities in Self-Storage Construction: An Expert Panel Explores Changes in Timeline, Cost and Materials

May 23, 2024

Date: Jun 20, 2024

Time: 14:00 EDT

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: Click here to register.

The self-storage construction landscape has become more complex. Timelines have gotten longer, costs have risen and building materials have changed. As an owner or developer, how do you work around these central challenges? Our panel of industry experts will tackle the hard questions head-on in this informative webinar. You’ll get sharp, first-hand insight from key stakeholders including an architect, developer, contractor and subcontractor. Collectively, they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the intricacies of building. You'll learn:

  • Strategies for optimizing self-storage construction spending without compromising quality

  • Proven methods for streamlining the construction process, including ways to ensure completion of a project on time and within budget

  • How to navigate and comply with building codes and other regulations

  • Emerging trends and innovations in self-storage facility building design

  • The financial aspects of self-storage construction projects


Nigel Kreft is the director of continuous improvement at Elevate Structures, which provides pre-engineered metal and structural-steel buildings for governmental agencies and Fortune 500 companies. With more than 25 years of field and business experience, Nigel heads research and development for the company and oversees continuous improvement for construction and business best practices. He’s presented at several national self-storage events, sharing his insights with the industry.


Jesse Morgan is senior vice president of Premier Storage Investors, where he’s worked since 2019. Jesse leads the company’s procurement efforts, overseeing all property acquisitions and development sites. Before joining the firm, he was an investment associate for EDENS, the country’s largest private shopping-center real estate investment trust (REIT), where he focused on acquisitions, asset management and development in Florida. He previously served as an investment analyst at Jernigan Capital, a public self-storage mortgage REIT that was sold to NexPoint in 2020. Jesse received his bachelor's in economics from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from the University of Miami.

Robin Murphy is the owner and senior principal of Jackson | Main Architecture, an award-winning architectural firm with extensive experience in designing self-storage facilities across rural, suburban and dense-urban areas. A highly skilled and knowledgeable architect with more than two decades of industry experience, Robin is licensed in 19 states and provinces. He’s a LEED-accredited professional with expertise in sustainable design practices, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Rusty Stewart leads the self-storage division for JMW Contractors, where he works with developers on site selection and preliminary budgeting through project construction. Rusty focuses on cost-effectiveness while ensuring facility functionality. With more than 20 years of experience across a wide range of roles and projects in multiple market sectors, he’s been involved in building more 90 storage facilities. He’s s a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in building and construction management.


Headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia, Elevate Structures is an employee-owned company specializing in self-storage construction and design innovation. Through its national team of experts, it designs, procures and installs metal building components for single- and multi-story self-storage and boat/RV-storage facilities. Elevate is the exclusive developer and provider of the patented Alpha Framing System, engineered to significantly shorten construction time for multi-story construction.


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