PRO Team

Warren Allan

Warren Allan

Southwest Regional President - Optivest Properties

Optivest is run by its co-founder, Mr. Warren Allan, who has more than 25 years of financial and operational management experience in the self storage industry. Mr. Allan is the Southwest Regional President and is recognized as a self storage acquisition and development specialist. Based in Dana Point, California, Optivest currently manages properties across five states, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Hampshire and Texas. Prior to contributing properties to NSA, Optivest was ranked by the 2014 Self-Storage Almanac as the 21st largest operator of self storage properties in the United States.

Bill Bohannan

Bill Bohannan

Arizona Market Executive Vice President - Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions is led by its founder, Mr. Bill Bohannan, who is one of the largest operators in Phoenix and has more than 34 years of self storage acquisition, development and management experience. Mr. Bohannan is NSA’s Arizona market Executive Vice President and is recognized in the industry as a self storage acquisition, development and management specialist. Storage Solutions is the PRO responsible for covering most of the Arizona market. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Storage Solutions manages three properties in Arizona. Prior to contributing properties to NSA, Storage Solutions was ranked by the 2014 Self-Storage Almanac as the 29th largest operator of self storage properties in the United States.

David Cramer

David Cramer

Mountain/Southeast Regional President - SecurCare Self Storage

Headquartered in Lone Tree, Colorado, SecurCare was founded in 1988 and is managed by Mr. David Cramer, who has worked in the self storage industry for more than 15 years. Mr. Cramer is the Mountain and Southeast Regional President and also leads NSA’s Technology and Best Practices Group. SecurCare is the PRO responsible for covering the mountain and southeast regions. SecurCare provides property management services to properties located in 11 states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. Prior to contributing properties to NSA, SecurCare was ranked by the 2013 Self-Storage Almanac as the sixth largest operator of self storage properties in the United States.

Kevin Howard

Kevin Howard

Northwest Regional President and Trustee – Northwest Self Storage

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Northwest is run by Mr. Kevin Howard, who founded the company over 30 years ago. Mr. Howard is our Northwest Regional President and is recognized in the industry for his successful track record as a self storage specialist in the areas of design and development, operation and property management, consultation, and brokerage. Northwest is the PRO responsible for covering the northwest region. Northwest provides property management services to properties located in Oregon and Washington. Prior to contributing properties to NSA, Northwest was ranked by the 2014 Self-Storage Almanac as the 16th largest operator of self storage properties in the United States.

John Minar

John Minar

Southern California Regional President - Guardian Storage Centers

Guardian Storage Centers is led by Mr. John Minar, who has over 30 years of self storage acquisition and operational management experience. Mr. Minar is the Southern California Regional President and brings close to 40 years of real estate acquisition, rehabilitation, ownership, and development experience to NSA. Guardian is the PRO responsible for covering portions of the southern California region and the Arizona market. Based in Irvine, California, Guardian Storage Centers currently manages 26 properties located in California and Arizona. Prior to contributing properties to NSA, according to guidance from Guardian Storage Centers, if the 2014 Self-Storage Almanac had reported its size, it would have been ranked as the 36th largest operator of self storage properties in the United States.

Tracy Taylor

Tracy Taylor

Texas Market Executive Vice President - Move It Self Storage

Move It Self Storage is led by its founder, Mr. Tracy Taylor, who has more than 40 years of experience in self storage development, acquisition and management. Mr. Taylor is the Texas market Executive Vice President and is currently on the board of directors for the Large Owners Council of the Self Storage Association. Move It is the PRO responsible for covering certain portions of the Texas market. Based in Addison, Texas, Move It currently manages its Texas properties. Prior to contributing properties to NSA, Move It was ranked by the 2014 Self-Storage Almanac as the 34th largest operator of self- storage properties in the United States.