Update 9/15/17 – IRE has also hired Anna Hartman as property accountant. In this role, she’ll work with Braun and Scott, and be responsible for accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, and general bookkeeping for the properties managed by IREM.
Hartman has more than eight years of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, she was the member-service representative at First Capital Federal Credit Union. In previous roles, she assisted with mortgage loans, completed financial reporting and research, managed legal-records filing, and provided credit solutions to customers. She earned a bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association and the national Self Storage Association.
“I’m thrilled that Anna has chosen to join our team. Her experience in the finance trade, both in retail operations as well as lending, brings a fresh perspective to our portfolio accounting and operations,” Braun said. “We are always striving to become better, and I believe that Anna will be instrumental in helping us continue to do so. Anna has quickly demonstrated that she is a great fit with our team.”
8/31/17 – Investment Real Estate LLC (IRE), a property-management and consulting firm serving the self-storage industry, has hired Elaine Scott as general accountant. In this role, she’ll work with IRE Chief Financial Officer Joe Braun to manage the daily accounting functions for the Investment Real Estate Group of Cos., which also includes Investment Real Estate Construction and Investment Real Estate Management (IREM), according to a press release.
Scott’s responsibilities will include providing support and administration in banking and treasury, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, financial reporting, and human resources. She’ll also work with the firm’s property accountants.
Scott has more than 20 years of accounting experience. In previous roles, she managed payroll, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, reconciliations, customer service, tax and audit preparation, notary services, and financial reporting. She earned an associate’s degree from the Consolidated School of Business, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association and the national Self Storage Association.
“Elaine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our group. But more important, she’s an incredible fit in the culture at IRE, and I’m extremely excited that she’s joined our team,” said Braun. “Already, Elaine has established herself as a great team member within our group, and has shown that she’s willing to contribute and help wherever needed.”
Since its inception in 1998, IRE has provided brokerage, construction, development and management services to self-storage owners and investors.