Company info about Urban Self Storage

About Urban Self Storage

Launched by a self storage visionary, always ahead of the curve in the self storage industry and constantly changing to make sure its customers have the best experience, Urban Self Storage, Inc. has been around since 1987. Urban Self Storage was founded by Lorin Christean, a member of the Self Storage Association Hall of Fame. Current president Patrick Reilly is a recent Chairman of the Board of the SSA and is considered one of the leaders of the industry. Urban Self Storage has now grown to over 60 facilities in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and Arizona.

Customer service has always been Priority No.1 at Urban Self Storage and the company strives to be the best in the business. Educating and taking care of customers is a constant, as is providing state-of-the-art security thanks to well-lit buildings, motion sensors and video surveillance. Each facility prides itself on having easy loading and unloading for customers as well as outgoing and knowledgeable on-site managers to help with any self storage questions. Providing moving and packing supplies in all of its facilities, Urban Self Storage has 30-100 different sizes of packing equipment from which to choose. The company can help customers with moving questions and organization. When a customer chooses Urban Self Storage, he or she is getting a top-notch self storage experience from a company that is always looking to find a way to be the best.

CEO and President of Urban Self Storage

Patrick Reilly


Patrick J. Reilly is the President/CEO of Urban Self Storage, Inc. and is considered one of the top leaders in the self storage industry. In that regard, he has twice served as Chairman of the Board for the national Self Storage Association (SSA), as well as its Treasurer and Secretary. He also has been president of the Washington Self Storage Association and served in different roles with the WA-SSA since its formation. Reilly has been a partner at Urban Self Storage, Inc. since 1995. As a partner and president at Urban Self Storage, he has been responsible for developing successful business and financial models, investment strategies, storage facility site analysis methodologies, self storage demand analysis programs, and self storage marketing and operating plans for 20 years. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in Computer Information Systems and got his Business Administration degree at Seattle University. Prior to coming to Urban Self Storage, Reilly worked at Microsoft Corp. where his experience and expertise included program and systems design and analysis, market research, business development, financial analysis, financial transaction processing and research for product development.

Lorin Christean


Lorin Christean is considered one of the pioneers of self storage, a leader who created many of the practices that are considered basic to the industry. He was the founder of Urban Self Storage, Inc. and currently serves as its Chairman. A college graduate of Washington State University where he earned a degree in Education, Christean left a successful insurance business in San Francisco in the early 1970’s to join friend Wayne Rembold to do real estate development in the Pacific Northwest. In 1973, Christean developed a self storage facility in Tacoma. While building more self storage facilities (which were traditionally in rural or suburban areas at that time), Christean decided that there needed to be more facilities located in urban environments (thus was born Urban Self Storage). He was one of the first to convert existing facilities in urban areas into self storage facilities. He also helped develop a new skill set for managers, one based upon marketing and customer relations. Christean was selected by the national Self Storage Association (SSA) into its Hall of Fame in 2012. He remains active at Urban Self Storage and also focuses on social issues and charity work.

Lorin Christiansen chariman or Urban Self Storage