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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 | Ian Burnstein | John Price | Kim O'Connell | Peter Spickenagel | Liz Rogala



David Levenfeld

David M. Levenfeld

David M. Levenfeld, President and CEO of Storage Pros Management LLC and its affiliated companies, has worked in the self storage investment community nationwide for more than 22 years. He is also a co-founder and CFO of the Storage Business Owners Alliance (

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 eastern third of the country, including the development of numerous new construction, expansion and conversion self storage facilities.

Since 2002, both individually and in partnership with various private institutional investors, David has acquired more than 70 investment-grade self storage properties totaling more than 3.5 million square feet of rentable space with an aggregate value in excess of $350,000,000. He has also brokered the sale of more than $130,000,000 worth of self storage facilities and development parcels in the northeast U.S.

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 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.

David is a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 Masters degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University.

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Ian Burnstein

Ian Burnstein

Ian Burnstein is the co-founder and COO of Storage Pros Management LLC. In this capacity, he coordinates all operational aspects of the companies, including property management, technology and personnel, for a portfolio of 56 properties encompassing more than 3,300,000 rentable square feet of self storage.

Ian is also co-founder and President of the Storage Business Owners Alliance (the “SBOA”), a cooperative buying group within the self storage industry. The SBOA has more than 4,300 locations buying services together from 30 vendors at advantageous rates for SBOA members.

Ian is also the co-founder and president of SBOA Tenant Insurance. In this capacity, Ian created an innovative and industry-leading organization that enjoys the participation of many of the largest private operators in the self storage industry.

Ian has developed 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 over $250,000,000 of real estate investments and has served in an advisory capacity in numerous other real estate transactions.

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John D. Price III 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.

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Kim O'Connell

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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Peter Spickenagel

Peter Spickenagel is Vice President of Operations for Storage Pros Management LLC.. In this capacity, he oversees all operational aspects of the company, and supervises the four district managers. He also develops and implements new and improved processes to build relationships, generate sales and improve on-site manager performance.

Peter received his Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University, and attended the University of Cincinnati for work towards a Masters degree.

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Liz Rogala joined Storage Pros Management LLC in 2010, and presently serves as Senior Manager of Marketing and Corporate Administration. In this capacity, Liz develops and executes revenue-enhancing marketing initiatives and also ensures smooth day-to-day administrative operations company-wide. She attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Management.

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