Jim McNamee is a 30+ year industry veteran with all of his prior experience with Shurgard Self Storage. Jim had a long career in operations prior to becoming the Regional Vice President of the Northwest in 1996 which included all Real Estate Investment activity in the Region. In 2004 California was added to the Region and Jim’s responsibilities included all Operations and Investing activity on the West Coast, including 130 storage centers and 325 employees. The total portfolio produced $95 million in net operating income annually with a value of $1.2 billion. This role and responsibility continued until the August 2006 merger with Public Storage
Jim has a B.A. degree in English/Business from the University of San Diego as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and Oregon. Jim has served on the boards of the Washington chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Washington Self Storage Association, and the California Self Storage Association.
Vice President Operations
After working his way from Shurgard store manager to a market manager responsible for more than 56 Puget Sound stores, it’s safe to say John knows the storage business. He literally learned from the ground up, as shortly after joining Shurgard in 1995, John managed several of the company’s largest and most profitable Seattle-area storage centers. He was quickly promoted to district manager, directing the operations of 20 stores. In 2003, John took on the market manager role in Portland, where real estate activities were added to his operational duties.
John returned to Seattle in 2005 to become Shurgard’s Puget Sound market manager, responsible for 115 team members. The total portfolio produced $30.6 million in net operating income annually with a value of $470 million. In addition, John worked closely with his market’s real estate team, reviewing a host of market surveys, feasibility studies, new acquisitions, developments, redevelopments, and dispositions.
John holds a B.A. degree in business administration, with an emphasis in real estate, from Washington State University. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Washington with a certificate degree in commercial real estate development. In 2003, he earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix. John serves on the board of the Washington Self Storage Association and has served on the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Executive Advisory Board of WSU.
Vice President Finance
Mike entered the storage business in 1987, before most people knew it even existed. He joined Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc. during its early years, and served in various financial management roles. During the nineties, Mike moved to Illinois and the operating side of the storage business; he was directly responsible for Shurgard’s stores in Chicago and St. Louis. He returned to Seattle in 2000 to take over as operations controller; he directed the accounting, management reporting, and capital and operating budgets for all of Shurgard’s U.S. Operations.
After a move to Idaho, where he served a four-year stint as corporate controller for Walters Produce, Inc., Mike returned to Seattle and Shurgard in 2004. As asset manager for the company’s 130 storage centers on the west coast, Mike was charged with preserving and enhancing real estate assets valued at more than $1.2 billion. He reviewed their annual operating and capital budgets, created cash flow projections, and worked to ensure those projections were met. In addition, he played a key role in property acquisitions, new developments, redevelopments, dispositions, and refinancing. During this period Mike sourced and placed $90 million in investment capital in three short years supporting the West Region Real Estate Teams. Mike also studied underperforming stores and created turn-around plans to maximize their cash flows.
Mike is a graduate of Utah State University with a B.S. degree in accounting.
Vice President Real Estate
Steve Tangney began his career with Public Storage in 1981 as a project manager and subsequently promoted to development manager for what are now referred to as first-generation self storage facilities. Steve initially spent 12 years with PS developing properties in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado. Following PS Steve spent five years with Security Capital Inc. as Vice President of Real Estate developing hotels in the Western US. In 1999 Steve joined Shurgard Self Storage as Senior Development Manager where he spent the next seven years developing new and redeveloping older first generation self storage facilities. During this period Steve developed 16 new self storage centers in Seattle, Portland, and the Bay Area valued at over $120 million. In 2006 Steve re-joined PS at the point of the merger with PS as Vice President of Real Estate for the Western Region. Steve has participated in the development of over 100 self storage properties in his career and is experienced in market research, site selection and purchase, entitlements, feasibility studies, and construction management. Steve has a degree in construction management from San Jose State University and is a licensed contractor in California and Colorado.
Our Dedicated Team
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