News Release March 23, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Simply Self Storage Continues to Strengthen Resources During Accelerated Growth
Orlando, FL – Simply Self Storage (https://www.simplyss.com) announces the hiring of three senior level executives: Roger Burgin, Vice President of Business Development, Brandon Dickens, Vice President of Development and Wylie Klyce, Vice President of Development.
Roger Burgin joins the Simply team as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining Simply Self Storage Mr. Burgin was most recently the Executive Portfolio Manager at Deal Point Merrill LLC where he developed budgets and business plans, set and managed operational and financial goals. He was also responsible for recruiting and developing talent. Mr. Burgin was also the Regional VP of Operations for Platinum Management Group; Senior District Manager for Public Storage/Shurgard Self Storage and Regional Franchise Consultant/District Manager for New World Restaurant/Einstein. Mr. Burgin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Brandon Dickens joins Simply Self Storage as Vice President of Development bringing with him 16 plus years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Simply Self Storage, Mr. Dickens was most recently the VP of Development for Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) where he was responsible for leading redevelopment and ground-up projects in the western US, highlighted by a $250 million 800-unit apartment community in Venice, California. His project oversight included the design team of architects and engineers, entitlements, permitting, marketing, financial reporting, and lease-up to stabilization. Mr. Dickens was also the Development Manager for First Industrial Realty Trust, and began his career at Catellus Development Corporation from 1999-2005, where started out as an Analyst and was promoted to Project Director. Mr. Dickens graduated from California State University with a degree in Business Administration/Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate.
Wylie Klyce joins Simply as the Vice President of Development. Prior to joining Simply, he was a Real Estate Manager for Family Dollar Stores based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. There he was responsible for leadership, oversight, and coordination of company Preferred Developers and Brokers in relation to expansion of the brand in the territory and he was also tasked with all site selection, financial analysis, and operational viability in reviewing and approval of new sites. Prior to his work at Family Dollar, Mr. Klyce was the Head of Development of ArgoTrade Inc. where he was in charge of all aspects of development for the department and was instrumental in executing over 50 leaseholds within 18 months. He was promoted in 2012 to Vice President of the company overseeing all departments and field personnel. Mr. Klyce was also the Director of Real Estate for Aldi Inc., (promoted from District Manager in 2006) where he was in charge of the entire development process from site selection, entitlement process, and oversight of construction until store opening. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University West Lafayette.
Kurt O’Brien, CEO, said “We are excited that these best in class professionals will be joining the simply team.”
Simply Self Storage operates its facilities to the highest of standards. From the employees in the corporate office to the professional managers behind the counters, Simply Self Storage prides itself in the selection and training of all employees. Their innovative approach to self-storage market research and analysis, operations, financing, marketing, and ability to service the local market with top notch employees has set them apart from other local and national companies.
About Simply Self Storage
Simply Self Storage is one of the largest privately owned self storage companies in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in 2003 by Kurt O’Brien, Simply Self Storage is headquartered in Orlando, Florida and has self storage facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Puerto Rico. Simply Self Storage has over 15 million square feet of storage space with 192 operating self storage facilities.
Simply Self Storage also specializes in value-added acquisitions and professional third party management. For more information about management opportunities, please call 407-248-7878.
Simply Self Storage
Kyle Schmutzler, SVP & Authorized House Counsel