Investment Real Estate LLC (IRE), a property-management and consulting firm serving the self-storage industry, has hired Sparky Brooks as brokerage advisor. Based in Boston, Brooks will be responsible for feasibility studies, financial analysis and self-storage property sales in the Northeast.
A native of Massachusetts, Brooks has more than 11 years of corporate experience in operation, sales and service. He most recently specialized in risk management at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., a global professional-services firm with businesses in insurance brokerage, investment advisory, management consulting, risk management, reinsurance services and talent management. While there, he worked with clients in New England. Before joining that company, Brooks spent nine years in San Francisco specializing in business development across the Pacific Northwest.
Brooks is a graduate of Elmira College in New York. He’s also a member of the Connecticut Self Storage Association, Massachusetts Self Storage Association and the national Self Storage Association’s Young Leaders Group.
"I am very excited to be part of IRE and help grow our business in New England. IRE brings exceptional value to [its] clients, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team,” Brooks said.
Since its inception in 1998, IRE has provided brokerage, construction, development and management services to self-storage owners and investors. Its construction arm, founded in 2000, has built more than 2 million square feet of self-storage space in eight states.