PRESIDENT/CEO OF URBAN SELF STORAGE, INC.
www.UrbanStorage.com a top national self storage operator / owner and president and creator of Urban WORKlofts www.UrbanWORKlofts.com – both based in Seattle, WA.
Patrick is the past national Self Storage Association (SSA www.selfstorage.org ) treasurer, past SSA secretary, past (2012 & 2013 the only full 2-term chairman in the over 40 year history of the SSA) SSA chairman of the board, SSA national board member, past chair of the SSA conference committee, past-chair of the national AAC (Affiliated Associations Council) for US state self storage associations. He has developed and led many key projects for the SSA including the self storage Data Project with Reis (Moody’s Analytics a leading US real estate market and industry research firm based in NYC), social media platform for the storage industry StorageChat, and many workshop and education events offered at the SSA conferences. Also, Patrick created the International Committee of the SSA and was honored to deliver the keynote at the inaugural Latin American Self Storage Association founder He is the current president of WA-SSA (the Washington Self Storage Association www.wa-ssa.org) and has served in the different roles on the WA-SSA Board since its formation. He is also responsible for proposing and passing key legislation nationally (as Chair of the SSA Leg/Reg Committee) and in WA and OR for the protection and promotion of the self storage industry. He founded the national Self Storage Institute (SSI) with Ken Nitzberg President/CEO of Devon Storage and Mike Burnam CEO of StorageMart. SSI is an independent, invitation only membership ‘think tank’ comprised of the nation’s top self storage operators and some international self storage operators. SSI is based in Washington DC. He also serves on the SSI executive committee. Patrick was honored to be the first recipient of the SSA’s Scanlon Award for outstanding service to the Self Storage Industry. He currently serves on the Self Storage Association Foundation Board of Governors.
Patrick has been a partner at Urban Self Storage, Inc. since 1995 and has extensive experience in the development, market research, business development, security systems design, facility design, operations, and market absorption of over 83 self storage facilities. 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 over 20 years.
Formerly, Patrick worked at Microsoft Corp. his experience and expertise includes program and systems design and analysis, market research, business development, reporting functionality and design, financial analysis, financial transaction processing, reporting, and research for product development. Patrick attended Eastern Washington University – Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Seattle University – Business Administration.