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City Line Capital Hires Seasoned Self-Storage Expert as Chief Investment Officer

May 3, 2023

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City Line Capital Hires Seasoned Self-Storage Expert as Chief Investment Officer

City Line Capital, a real estate investment firm that acquires and manages self-storage properties nationwide, has hired Ben Carr as chief investment officer (CIO). He’ll be responsible for developing and executing the company’s national investment strategy, according to a press release.

Carr has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He most recently served as CIO and president of Go Store It, a privately held firm that focuses on self-storage acquisition, development and management. Prior to that, he was president of MCSS Development & Investment LLC (now Basis Industrial), which also specializes in self. 

Carr also served as CIO for LifeStorage LP before its acquisition by self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) Uncle Bob’s Self Storage (now Life Storage Inc.). In addition, he previously held positions as vice president of investment and controller for REIT CubeSmart. He earned a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from Villanova University.

“We are thrilled to have Ben join our team as our new CIO,” said Rick Schontz, partner and CEO of City Line. “His impressive track record and reputation in real estate will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals and continue our growth trajectory.”

“As a company, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional investment opportunities and superior returns,” added Pete Veltri, partner and chief operating officer for City Line. “With Ben leading our investment strategy, I am confident we will continue to deliver on that commitment.”

City Line is based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Collectively, the company’s members have more than 30 years of self-storage experience and have been involved in more than $5 billion of industry transactions.

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