Our Team

 

Storage Pros Management LLC combines a set of unique talents and experience in the financing, acquisition, and management of self storage facilities.

 

Meet our team:

 

David M. Levenfeld is co-founder, President and CEO of Storage Pros Management LLC and its affiliated companies.  He has worked in the self-storage investment community nationwide for 25 years. He is also a co-founder and CFO of the Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) (www.theSBOA.com) and its affiliates, including SBOA Tenant Insurance, and a principal of Storage Development Partners LLC, an SPM affiliate that develops self storage facilities in the northeast US.

 

Since 2002, as principal in numerous partnerships and limited liability companies, David has led the acquisition and disposition of nearly $1 billion of self-storage properties in the northeast, southeast and Midwest U.S.  He has also brokered the sale of more than $130 million worth of self-storage facilities and development parcels in the northeast U.S.

 

Between 1996-2001, David served as Vice President – Development, for Storage USA, at that time, an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust. In that capacity, he supervised the company’s development activities in the Northeast U.S., including the development of new construction, expansion and conversion self-storage facilities.

 

David currently serves on the Advisory Board of CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a real estate investment trust that owns and operates self-storage facilities nationwide. He also is a co-founder and serves on the Board of Directors of SBOA TI Reinsurance, Ltd., a self-storage tenant insurance company, and on the Advisory Board of Jernigan Capital LLC (NYSE: JCAP), a mortgage REIT that specializes in  self-storage lending.

 

David is a licensed real estate broker in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He earned an M.B.A. in 1987 from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, where he concentrated in Real Estate and Finance. He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University.

Ian Burnstein is the co-founder and COO of Storage Pros Management LLC (“SPM”). In this capacity, he coordinates all operational aspects of the company, including property management, marketing and technology, for a portfolio that until a recent capital event was comprised of more than 60 properties encompassing more than 3,250,000 rentable square feet of self-storage.   Ian is also a principal of the SPM affiliate Storage Development Partners (“SDP”), which is currently developing ground up self-storage facilities in the Northeast.

 

Ian is also the co-founder and President of the Storage Business Owners Alliance (the SBOA), the leading cooperative buying group within the self-storage industry. The SBOA has more than 5,500 locations buying services together from more than 30 vendors at advantageous rates for SBOA members. Ian is also the co-founder and president of SBOA Tenant Insurance, an industry-leading organization that enjoys the participation of many of the largest self-storage private operators.  Ian is also a principal of Find Local Storage, an online self-storage aggregator owned by self-storage operators.  He was also one of the founders and a board member of List Self Storage, the preeminent self-storage property listing service.

 

Ian has developed, owned and managed storage facilities since 2001 and is a member of the Michigan bar. While in law school he was the Editor-In-Chief of his law review. Ian has been an active principal in more than $600,000,000 of real estate investments and has served in an advisory capacity in numerous other real estate transactions.  Ian is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Michigan.  He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1992 and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1995.

John Price is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Storage Pros Management LLC and its affiliated companies, with responsibility for the full breadth of company operations and financial performance.

 

John has more than 20 years of experience in finance, treasury and operations. He joined SPM from GMAC (now Ally Financial), a $173 billion diversified financial services provider, where he led global liquidity management and structured financing activities.

 

Previously, John spent 10 years at Ford Motor Company and its Visteon Corporation spin-off, leading finance and treasury activities including financial planning and analysis, subsidiary financing, operations finance and cash flow forecasting. He began his career as a commercial real estate lender at Comerica Bank.

 

John earned an MBA, with High Distinction, in Finance and Accounting from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He earned a Bachelor’s degree, with High Honor, in Finance from Michigan State University.

Kim O’Connell is Vice President & Controller of Storage Pros Management LLC and its affiliated companies.

 

In this role, Kim’s wide-ranging responsibilities include financial reporting, cash management, payroll functions, expense review, and process development.   Kim works under the guidance of the CFO to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the accounting department are running smoothly.

 

With more than 12 years of accounting experience, Kim has worked in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, and entertainment.

 

She has a BA from Michigan State University and is currently working towards a Master of Accountancy at Walsh College.

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