The William Warren Group Hires Gary Sugarman as First Chief Strategy Officer
SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/14 -- The William Warren
Group Inc. (WWG), a privately-held, Santa Monica-based
entrepreneurial real estate company that owns and operates the
StorQuest Self Storage portfolio, has announced the appointment of
Gary Sugarman, as the Company's newest principal and first Chief
Strategy Officer (CSO).
As Chief Strategy Officer, Sugarman will be responsible for strategic
business planning for the company's development, acquisition and
third party self storage management platform. Additionally, he will
be charged with direct oversight of the company's national growth
initiative for the StorQuest Self Storage brand.
The newly created position signifies the progression of The WWG's
strategic growth plans, which were initiated in spring 2012 with the
hiring of former Executive Vice President and CFO of Extra Space
Storage, Kent Christensen, as the Company's COO. "Sugarman adds
tremendous strength and diversity to our executive management team,"
states William Warren Group's president and CEO, Bill Hobin. "Over
the past two years, we have focused on investing in our
infrastructure and building an industry leading team of
professionals," says Hobin. "We're assembling an incredibly talented
group of self storage individuals who not only have demonstrated an
ability to execute at a high level, but also have tremendous industry
relationships. Gary is just the type of forward-thinker our company
requires to execute a new world business plan and strategy that will
support our nationally expanding brand."
Prior to joining The William Warren Group, Sugarman served the past
five years as Chief Operating Officer of Edison Properties LLC, where
he maintained full P&L responsibility for all business units of
Edison's real-estate portfolio, including direct accountability for
all aspects of operating the notable Manhattan Mini Storage
portfolio. Prior to his role at Edison, Sugarman spent 20 years
operating several national retail chains and practiced as a Wall
Street corporate finance attorney. Sugarman is a graduate of Harvard
Law School and The University of Michigan, and has served as Chairman
of the New York Self Storage Association, a Board Member of the
national Self Storage Association Large Operators Council, and a
Member of CubeSmart's Board of Strategic Advisors.
About The William Warren Group & StorQuest Self Storage
Warren Group, Inc. (WWG) is a privately held, fully integrated,
entrepreneurial real estate company that develops, acquires and
operates self storage assets in major metro markets in the US. For
nearly 20 years, the Santa Monica, Calif., company has taken a long
term perspective by focusing on assets that offer growing cash flow
and capital appreciation opportunities. To learn more about The
William Warren Group and its proprietary brand, StorQuest Self
Storage, visit: www.williamwarren.com and www.storquest.com.
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