Investment Real Estate LLC (IREM), a property-management and consulting firm specializing in the self-storage industry, has hired a new project manager for its development and construction division, Investment Real Estate Construction LLC. Will Lockard will be responsible for managing all of the company’s construction projects, including the Moove In Self Storage portfolio of 15 facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Lockard’s main duties will include capital-improvement projects and aesthetics for the IREM portfolio. He’ll lead the site improvements, gather quotes, and build relationships with vendors and subcontractors.
Lockard has more than three years of experience in the self-storage industry, having worked as a facility manager. He studied business and engineering at West Virginia University while maintaining honors status, according to a company press release.
“After working in the management side of self-storage, I’m looking forward to helping improve and maintain the current IRE properties on a larger scale to ensure our customers have the best experience possible,” Lockard said. “I’m excited to be working directly with members of IRE, many of whom I’ve known on a personal basis for years, as well as making new relationships with our managers, vendors and subcontractors to keep IRE properties in top condition.”
York, Pa.-based IRE provides brokerage, construction, development and management services to self-storage owners and investors. Its construction arm was founded in 2000 and has built more than 2 million square feet of self-storage space in eight states.