Trustee and Audit Committee Chair
Trustee and Finance Committee Chair
Trustee and Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
Trustee and Finance Committee Chair
Lead Independent Trustee
Mr. Palazzo has more than 34 years of combined experience in public accounting and industry, including 29 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (‘‘PwC’’). Mr. Palazzo most recently held the position of Audit Partner at PwC until his retirement in 2011. While at PwC Mr. Palazzo was responsible for the real estate practice in their Denver, Colorado office. His expertise is in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt offerings, corporate restructurings and financings. While at PwC his clients included Chateau Communities, Affordable Residential Communities, and other private real estate companies. He also served real estate clients that developed a number of different types of real estate assets, including multi-family, office, hotels and resort properties. As a partner at PwC, Mr. Palazzo was responsible for the initial public offering of Affordable Residential Communities in 2004 and was responsible for a significant consulting project for a multi-family public REIT in connection with an SEC investigation. In addition, Mr. Palazzo served in the PwC National Accounting and SEC Directorate in New York City where he performed technical accounting consultations and research for PwC. Mr. Palazzo was also the past president of the Executive Real Estate Roundtable and a former member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Palazzo graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Mark Van Mourick has over 4 decades of experience as a leading wealth manager and real estate investor. Mr. Van Mourick established Optivest Wealth Management in 1987, managing the investment portfolios of several of the nation’s wealthiest families. In 2007, he and Mr. Warren Allan founded Optivest Properties to buy self storage facilities and operate them under the name of RightSpace Storage. In 2012 Optivest Properties joined with NorthWest and SecurCare to form National Storage Affiliates (NSA), which went public in 2015; Mr. Van Mourick has been a board member since inception. He retired in 2019 to pursue his philanthropic passions via The Optivest Foundation. In addition to his expertise in stocks and finance, he is the author of “Cash Out, Cash In – The After Success Investment Guide” and has served on the executive boards of numerous companies and nonprofit entities. Mr. Van Mourick is a graduate of the University of Southern California with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Finance and Business Management.
Mr. Wu currently is a Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 2015. In 2015, he retired from his role as Managing Director of BayNorth Capital, a Boston-based private real estate equity firm, which he co-founded in July 2004. Prior to co-founding BayNorth Capital, Mr. Wu co-founded the private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners in July 1998 and served as Managing Director for 6 years. Prior to co-founding Charlesbank Capital Partners, he served for 3 years as a Managing Director of its predecessor firm, Harvard Private Capital Group, the private equity and real estate investment unit of Harvard Management Company. Prior to this role, Mr. Wu was a Managing Director at Aldrich Eastman & Waltch (“AEW”), where he directed the restructuring group and was a portfolio manager. Prior to AEW, Mr. Wu worked at Morgan Stanley in their corporate finance department. Mr. Wu currently serves as a Trustee for the University of Massachusetts and is also a Board member of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority. He is the Vice-Chair of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Mr. Wu was a founding board member of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, a past President of the Newton Schools Foundation, and a former member of Harvard University’s Facilities and Planning Committee. Mr. Wu has a Masters of Business Administration, with distinction, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard University.
Mr. Chapman served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care REIT, Inc. (‘‘HCN’’) from 1995 to 2014 and the President of HCN from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Chapman also served on the board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (‘‘NAREIT’’) on two separate occasions, most recently until his retirement from HCN in April of 2014, when he served on the executive committee of NAREIT. Mr. Chapman graduated from the University of Chicago with a Juris Doctor and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Mr. Meisinger is the Chief Executive Officer of Over The Top (“OTT”) Marketing, which he founded in 2006. OTT Marketing provides multi-location businesses with large scale, inbound digital customer acquisition services that are delivered through a proprietary software platform. In addition, Mr. Meisinger co-founded Thinique Medical Weight Loss in 2013 and built it to over 200 franchised units within a year before selling ownership interests to one of his co-founders. Mr. Meisinger also had the regional development rights for The Joint Corp. between 2011 and 2014, where he was developing more than 40 chiropractic clinics throughout Los Angeles County. Prior to founding OTT, Mr. Meisinger served as Head of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Google Radio from 2006 to 2009. He joined Google Radio after serving as a key investor and Chief Marketing Officer of dMarc Broadcasting, which was acquired by Google Radio in February of 2006. Mr. Meisinger also served as co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First MediaWorks from 1999 to 2005, which provided the radio industry with a proprietary software platform and marketing services to help increase ratings and revenue. First MediaWorks was sold to Mediaspan in 2005. Beginning in 1995, Mr. Meisinger served as co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Trustee of First Internet Franchise Corporation, the first Internet Service Providers (ISP) franchisor in the world with hundreds of franchise territories licensed worldwide.
Rebecca L. Steinfort is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight Behavioral Health, a private-equity backed, national healthcare services provider focused on treating patients suffering from mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. Prior to this role, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hero Management LLC, a leading provider of healthcare practice management services for dental, orthodontic and vision care practices that serve the pediatric Medicaid population, from 2015 to 2016. Prior to joining Hero Management LLC in 2015, Ms. Steinfort held various positions at DaVita Healthcare Partners ("Davita") beginning in 2009, including Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of DaVita's primary-care subsidiary and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of DaVita's dialysis business unit. Previously, Ms. Steinfort held various leadership positions at QIP Holder, LLC (parent company of Quiznos, a multinational sandwich franchise, "Quiznos"), at Level 3 Communications, LLC and served as a consultant at Bain & Company. She has served as an independent director on the board of Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, where she also is a member of the audit committee. Additionally, Ms. Steinfort served on the board of directors of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASD: NATR) as an independent director from February 2015 to May 2018, where she chaired the compliance committee and served as a member of the audit committee. Ms. Steinfort graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters in Business Administration and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts.
Mr. Hylbert currently serves as NSA’s lead independent trustee and in that role he presides at the regularly scheduled executive sessions of the independent trustees. Mr. Hylbert has served as an officer and/or director of a number of companies over the past 40 years. Most recently, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kodiak Building Partners, LLC, from 2011 to 2014. Prior to this role, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Hylbert served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ProBuild Holdings Inc., a national fabricator and distributor of building products and a subsidiary of Fidelity Capital. From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Hylbert served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lanoga Corporation, one of the top U.S. retailers of lumber and building materials, until it was acquired by Fidelity Capital. Mr. Hylbert also served as the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of PrimeSource Building Products, a national fabricator, packager and distributor of building products from 1991 to 1997, after which the company was sold and Mr. Hylbert served as President from 1997 to 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hylbert served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Wickes Europe, Wickes Lumber, and Sequoia Supply subsidiaries of Wickes, Inc. before leading a leveraged buy-out of Sequoia Supply to form PrimeSource Building Products in 1987. Mr. Hylbert graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters in Business Administration and graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Mr. Warren served as a member of our PRO Advisory Committee from our IPO in April 2015 until May 2019 when he joined the Board of Trustees. From 1996 to 2018, Mr. Warren served as president of Three Oaks Development Co., a commercial real estate development company specializing in building and leasing industrial business parks in Portland, Oregon. During this time, Mr. Warren also played an active role in developing and acquiring over 33 self storage facilities in conjunction with Northwest Self Storage, one of the Company’s PROs. Prior to joining Three Oaks Development Co. in 1995, Mr. Warren founded JTW Computer Systems in 1976, which provided hardware, software and a time share computing environment for small to medium sized companies nationwide. Mr. Warren served as president of JTW Computer Systems until the company was sold in 1995. Mr. Warren has also served on the board of directors and as president of the Portland Chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), and as an elected official on the Board of Supervisors of Multnomah County Drainage District #1. Mr. Warren graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a minor in accounting.