Spartan investment Group Welcomes Two New Hires

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Apr 1, 2024 4:18:24 AM

Spartan Investment Group, a Colorado-based privately held real estate investment firm specializing in the self-storage industry, has announced that FreeUp Storage, the national banner under which Spartan manages its 62-property portfolio, has hired Melissa Robbins as the Vice President of Marketing and Derrick Harris as the Vice President of Operations.


“We are thrilled to welcome Robbins and Harris to the FreeUp Storage team,” said Matthias Kellmer, President of FreeUpStorage. “Robbins will accelerate customer acquisition and lead generation through marketing efforts, while Harris will improve operations by elevating property and personnel procedures.”


In her new role as Vice President of Marketing, Robbins will direct the brand’s marketing strategy. Her focus areas include optimizing marketing processes and developing a clear and consistent brand to establish FreeUp Storage as the leading self-storage provider.


Robbins comes with over fifteen years of experience leading and executing strategic marketing programs for multifamily properties. She most recently served as the Senior Director of Marketing at Greystar. In this position, Robbins collaborated in the development and execution of strategic marketing programs, recruitment advertising and other people-focused business functions.


As the Vice President of Operations, Harris will continue the growth of the company’s infrastructure across various business units. He will review and elevate manuals and content focused on learning and development to maximize the efficiency of FreeUp Storage’s operations and drive a positive customer experience.


Harris has over 15 years of executive leadership experience in multi-site operations, supply chain logistics and strategic business planning. He previously served as the Senior Operations Manager for Store Space Self Storage, where he built a team of top talent, ensured comprehensive training and supervision for all district managers, and reformed policies and operational procedures. 


About Spartan Investment Group

Founded in 2014 and based in Golden, Colorado, Spartan Investment Group is a privately held real estate investment firm specializing in the self-storage industry. With an unwavering commitment to creating value through values, Spartan’s network of over 5K investors have raised $450M+, to acquire nearly 60 facilities totaling 30K+ units and $500M AUM across the United States—all in under a decade.