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November 1, 2007

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Kirk Rejoins Extra Space as President

Spencer F. Kirk has rejoined Extra Space Storage Inc. as president. He will oversee business operations including field operations and corporate finance for the company. He has been associated with the Extra Space Storage organization for nearly 10 years, having served as executive vice president of the companys predecessor, Extra Space Storage LLC, for seven years, and as a director of the company since its IPO in 2004. Info: www.extraspace.com 

Collateral Promotes Tapie

Collateral Real Estate Capital promoted Alan Tapie to vice president. A member of Collaterals production team since 2001, Tapie is based in the companys Atlanta production office where he is responsible for multiple roles in loan originations, including new-client cultivation and maintaining existing client relationships. He conducts production efforts for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency loan products and various CMBS (conduit) loan products. Info: www.collateral.com  

Owens Named Rabco President

Emmett Buster Owens III has been named the new president of The Rabco Corp., a full-service provider of self-storage building systems based in Winter Garden, Fla. Owens has worked in the industry since 1985 and with Rabco for the past 18 years. He has also served on the board of directors for the Florida Self Storage Association and is an esteemed member of the Inside Self-Storage Editorial Advisory Board. He has authored numerous construction-related articles and presented educational seminars for national self-storage tradeshows. Info: www.rabco.com 

Patten Joins OB Cos.

Mark E. Patten has joined the OB Cos./Simply Self Storage as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He has extensive experience in real estate and finance, most recently with CNL Hotels & Resorts Inc., during a period of significant growth and the subsequent sale of that $6.6 billion lodging REIT. Info: www.obcompanies.com 

Trachte Promotes Two

Trachte Building Systems, based in Sun Prairie, Wis., promoted Don Zeal to production inventory control and traffic supervisor. In this position, he is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the two departments. He also analyzes and implements production and material requirements to meet customer order schedules. Jeremy Mathwich has accepted the position of master logistics scheduler. In this capacity, Mathwich is responsible for coordinating timely delivery of shipments to customers and erectors. Info: www.trachte.com 

DBCI Expands Staff

Douglasville, Ga.-based DBCI, a provider of doors and building components to the self-storage industry, has added eight new staff members:

  • Bray Allen has been added as a research and development technician. He also serves as chairman of the Rolling Sheet Door Committee for the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association.

  • Greg Andrews is the shipping clerk for the plant in Douglasville, Ga., where he will handle scheduling and shipping throughout the Eastern United States for self-storage and commercial door products.

  • Roc Hughes has been appointed as director of business development and marketing, responsible for the district sales managers as well as inside sales and marketing campaigns.

  • Nelson Hendrix is the Southeastern district sales manager. His territory includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

  • Steve Pope is the new central district commercial manager, covering Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

  • Marie Couch is a customer-service representative for the corporate office.

  • Peter Hart was hired as the new Northwest sales manager, responsible for managing the companys door sales in Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Stephen Sapp has been appointed estimator, responsible for assisting customers in the Western Region self-storage door division. Info: www.dbci.com 

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