Dallas, TX, commercial real estate firm CASE Commercial Real Estate Partners has a launched a newly rebranded self-storage advisory service.

The new leader of CASE Self-Storage Advisory is Richard Minker of Fort Worth, TX, who’s been with CASE since 2011. From 1985 to 2009, Minker was president of his own real estate company.

Also joining the advisory practice is associate Chad Snyder, who has been with Case since 2012. Dani Hall has come aboard to handle marketing and research.

Over the past two years, Case has brokered the sale of more than a dozen self-storage facilities in deals valued at $35 million.

“CASE will invest new resources to ensure that our growth in this segment not only continues, but accelerates the platform to provide even more comprehensive services to our clients,” Tom Sutherland, a principal at CASE, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. (In the top photo, Sutherland is pictured at right with CASE principal John Conger.)

CASE Self-Storage Advisory is a member of the Argus Self-Storage Sales Network.

Talonvest Capital

Irvine, CA-based self-storage capital advisory firm Talonvest Capital has hired Kim Leslie as relationship manager.

Leslie will manage underwriting, placement and processing of client transactions, and will cultivate relationships with current and potential clients.

“Kim’s acumen and skill set will further enhance the value that clients experience as they work with the Talonvest team,” said Tom Sherlock, a principal of Talonvest.

After graduating from University of Southern California with a degree in business administration, Leslie worked for several years as an analyst at commercial real estate firm The Irvine Co.

Sovran Self Storage

Philip Wilfong has been named Northeastern regional vice president at Sovran Self Storage, which operates Uncle Bob’s Self Storage facilities.

Wilfong joined the company in 2008, initially working as area manager in his hometown of Pensacola, FL, and later as area manager in Atlanta, GA.

As manager of the Northeastern region, Wilfong leads a team of six area managers responsible for about 100 facilities.


DBCI, a Douglasville, GA-based manufacturer of roll-up doors and other self-storage building components, has promoted Bray Allen to lead the estimating and inside sales departments.

Allen joined DBCI in 2004 as an inside sales representative and has held positions in various departments, including customer service and R&D. As R&D manager, Allen helped develop the company’s Curl-Lok door product.

Alexander Harris