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 a self storage acquisition and development specialist. Based in Dana Point, California, Optivest currently manages properties across seven states, including Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Texas.

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. Its Chief Executive Officer and President is Mr. David Cramer, who has worked in the self storage industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Cramer also leads NSA’s Technology and Best Practices Group. SecurCare provides property management services to properties located throughout California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

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 close to 40 years of self storage acquisition and operational management experience, including real estate acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and ownership. Based in Irvine, California, Guardian currently manages properties located in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Tracy Taylor

Tracy Taylor

Texas Market Executive Vice President - Move It Self Storage

Move It Storage is led by its founder, Mr. A. Starke Taylor, III (Tracy), who has more than 40 years of experience in self storage development, acquisition and management. Mr. Taylor is currently on the Board of Directors for the Large Owners Council of the Self Storage Association and is past President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Self Storage Association. Based in Dallas, Texas, Move It is the PRO responsible for covering portions of the Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas markets.