Self-Storage Veteran Pete Williams Joins Grubb & Ellis Memphis

Pete Williams, a 21-year veteran of the self-storage industry and former founder and CEO of Premier Storage Solutions, has joined commercial real estate firm Grubb & Ellis Memphis as executive vice president, investment group.

January 24, 2011

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Self-Storage Veteran Pete Williams Joins Grubb & Ellis Memphis

Pete Williams, a 21-year veteran of the self-storage industry and former founder and CEO of Premier Storage Solutions, has joined commercial real estate firm Grubb & Ellis Memphis as executive vice president, investment group. Williams will focus exclusively on providing real estate services to the self-storage industry. He will be working with Steve Mellon, senior vice president and director of the companys self-storage practice group, in growing the companys self-storage investment platform.

Founded by Williams in 1997, Premier developed, acquired, operated and sold self-storage facilities throughout the United States.  Prior to Premier, Williams was the vice president/director of acquisitions for Storage USA and a principal and senior vice president/director of acquisitions with Extra Space Storage. In these roles, he directly oversaw the acquisition, development and disposition of more than $1 billion in transactions in 35 states.

Williams is also a member of the advisory board of U-Store-It Trust Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in Wayne, Pa.  He earned his bachelors degree at Union University.

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