Investment Real Estate LLC (IRE), a property-management and consulting firm serving the self-storage industry, has hired Yevgeni Kaniayev as a brokerage advisor, responsible for listings, sales, buyer representation, due diligence, financial analysis and feasibility studies for properties in the mid-Atlantic region, with a concentration in Maryland, the Virginias and Washington, D.C. He’ll be based in Sterling, Va.
Kaniayev has more than six years of corporate-sales experience across various industries. Prior to joining IRE, he worked for Deltek, a software and information-solutions provider for professional services firms and government contractors, for more than two years.
“We are absolutely ecstatic to have Yevgeni join the IRE brokerage team. He joins our company with a tremendous amount of experience from the world of business-to-business technology sales, and he brings a new and fresh perspective to our company and the industry,” said Kevin Bledsoe, vice president of brokerage. “We are excited to have a greater presence in these markets, which allows the IRE team to better serve our self-storage buyers and sellers in these areas.”
Yevgeni studied industrial engineering at the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University. He’s a member of the Virginia Self Storage Association and the national Self Storage Association.
“I am incredibly happy to have joined the team at Investment Real Estate,” Kaniayev said. “Coming from a large global company, I wanted to be part of a company where I can have a greater impact, and I am thankful for the privilege of being the newest member of the IRE family. I love seeing how much everyone cares for the company and the people who are a part of it.”
Since its inception in 1998, IRE has provided brokerage, construction, development and management services to self-storage owners and investors.