Orlando, FL-based Simply Self Storage recently announced the hiring of five senior level executives, including a new development honcho that will oversee the company’s new facility pipeline.

The new hires come shortly after news that Brookfield Asset Management acquired a stake in the storage operator for $830 million. Simply CEO Kurt O’Brien told the SpareFoot Storage Beat at that time that the operator planned to develop about 40 new facilities over the next three years.

On the new hires, O’Brien said: “I’m confident these individuals will play key roles in enhancing our brand, growing our portfolio and increasing revenue in the immediate future.”

The new executive hires include:

  • Charles McPhee as Senior Vice President of Development. McPhee most recently served in the same position at Public Storage where he developed the REIT’s current development pipeline of about 60 projects nationwide.
  • Rich Windisch as Regional Vice President. Windisch was previously the vice president of operations at Strategic Storage Trust.
  • John Hirschfeld as Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Hirschfeld has been with Simply since 2006, and previously served as a district manager overseeing operations in Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas.
  • Cameron Urry as Vice President of Digital Marketing. Urry was previously digital marketing director at Extra Space Storage.
  • Katya Hristova as Vice President of Pre-Development. Hristova is an architect with more than 10 years professional experience.

Simply Self Storage also promoted employees David Welsh and Terry White to the roles of Transitional District Manager.

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Alexander Harris