Sovran Self Storage, a Williamsville, NY-based REIT that operates Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, has shaken up its executive ranks.

Paul Powell (pictured) has been promoted to chief investment officer, Sovran announced Jan. 20. Powell had been executive vice president of real estate investment. As CIO, Powell will oversee acquisition, disposition and development activities. Powell has worked for Sovran since 1997.

Meanwhile, Edward Killeen has been promoted to chief operating officer. Killeen was executive vice president of real estate management. Killeen joined the company in 1997.

Killeen takes the COO reins from Kenneth Myszka, who remains president of Sovran.

“Paul and Ed are key members of our management team, and are well prepared for their more senior roles,” said David Rogers, chairman and CEO of Sovran.

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Alexander Harris