Discover how John Manes (CEO of Pinnacle Storage Properties) went from rags to riches, what criteria he uses to hire great people, and why he helps the University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (17 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: John Manes
John Manes is the CEO and co-owner of Pinnacle Storage Properties and Pinnacle Storage Managers. Has been involved in self-storage since 2005, and has raised well over $35 million in private equity to successfully build a $100M+ portfolio.
Prior to starting his own self storage real estate investment company John most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for The Jenkins Organization (TJO), a fully integrated real estate company specializing in the self-storage industry.
John joined TJO in 2011 after serving as one of 3 Regional Vice Presidents with Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage (now Life Storage), one of the five publicly traded Self-Storage REITs. John began at Uncle Bob’s as a District Manager in 2005 overseeing the Austin and San Antonio markets and in 2009 was promoted to one of three Regional Vice Presidents. In this capacity, John was responsible for the performance of over 120 properties and 200 employees. For three consecutive years, John had the best performing region in the portfolio.
He is a former board member of the Texas Self Storage Association, where he has served on a number of TSSA committees and chaired the Education Committee.
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