Veteran Self-Storage Executives Launch Store Space Self Storage

Posted by Danielle Lachenauer on Sep 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Veteran Self-Storage Executives Launch Store Space Self Storage

25 / 08 / 2018


Veteran Self Storage Executives Launch Store Space Self Storage

Orlando, FL: storage industry veterans Chris Harris and Rob Consalvo launch Store Space Self Storage.  In just five months, Store Space has grown to over 7 locations in Texas, Indiana, & Florida with 4 additional properties in Philadelphia scheduled to close in the next 30-days.  Harris and Consalvo have a combined 25-years’ experience managing over 150 locations nationwide and have a knack for building exceptional teams that drive exceptional results.

Harris and Consalvo were previously executives at iStorage prior to the 2016 sale to National Storage Affiliates (NYSE: NSA). They are joined by other previous iStorage employees as well as other industry veterans.  Stephen Sandecki has recently joined the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer and Eric Schmiedel as Director of Software Development. Stephen Sandecki has been in the self-storage industry for over 15 years, working for a range of operators of all sizes including Life Storage (NYSE: LSI) and National Storage Affiliates. Eric Schmiedel has over ten years’ experience in software development, recently working as Lead Full Stack Software Engineer at National Storage Affiliates.

Harris and Consalvo have plans to rapidly expand the Store Space footprint across the country through acquisitions and select conversions/development.  Owners that are not quite ready to sell can benefit from their years of experience and sophisticated operating platform by partnering with Store Space thru a joint venture, a tax deferred exchange, or by utilizing their third-party management platform.

When asked about returning to self-storage, Chris Harris said, “I love the self-storage industry! Self-storage valuations have run off the chart in recent years, and we exited the iStorage portfolio at what we believe was the top of the market. Now is the time to re-establish the team and platform so that we are ready for hyper-growth when the right opportunities present themselves.”

“Store Space is our ‘round two,’ and with a lot of the same team members we’ve worked with previously, our goal is to build the most sophisticated, privately-owned operating platform in the industry.” said Rob Consalvo, when asked about his goals for Store Space Self Storage.

With decades of combined experience and a vision to exceed what the industry currently offers; Store Space Self-Storage promises to be a strong and growing player in the field.  If you have an acquisition opportunity or would like to discuss third party management, please contact us at


For more information on Store Space, please visit the company website:
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