William Warren Hobin
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Hobin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The William Warren Group, a vertically integrated real estate investment and development company. Since the formation of the company in 1994, Bill has led the WWG team on all of the development, acquisition and management activities. He is responsible for major company relationships, building the WWG team and providing strategic corporate vision.
Bill has an active hand in the various state and national self storage trade associations, acting as key note speaker to numerous groups, past Board Director of the National Self Storage Association (SSA), President and Board Director of the California Self Storage Association (CSSA), and maintains current membership across numerous State Associations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and resides with his family in Pacific Palisades, CA.
President/Chief Financial Officer
Clark is the President and Chief Financial Officer of WWG. Clark’s responsibilities include management of all lending and banking relationships, as well as oversight of the capital structure for acquisitions and new developments. Clark directly oversees all financial aspects related to property and corporate level profitability.
Prior to joining WWG, Clark worked at WSGP Partners, LP, a merchant bank focused on the acquisition of financial institutions that was founded by former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief Operating Officer
Gary is the Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of WWG and directly oversees national operating and growth initiatives for the StorQuest brand.
Prior to joining The William Warren Group, Gary served as COO of Edison Properties, LLC, where he maintained full P&L responsibility for all business units of Edison’s $5 billion real-estate portfolio, including direct accountability for all aspects of operating the notable Manhattan Mini Storage portfolio. Prior to his role at Edison, Gary spent 20 years operating several national retail chains, and practiced as a Wall Street corporate finance attorney.
Gary 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.
Chief Investment Officer
As CIO, Tim will guide our team of real estate professionals to deliver on our investment strategy and ensure that our proformas are tracking in accordance with business plans. Tim will mentor our program leadership and real estate managers and drive the company toward achieving its investment, return and growth objectives through all market cycles.
Prior to joining WWG, Tim spent seven years as a Financial Consultant with Smith Barney in San Francisco. Tim graduated from UC Berkeley in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science.
Senior Vice President of Real Estate
As Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Alyssa oversees the business development, real estate and market research teams. The business development team is responsible for sourcing new third-party owners as well as potential development opportunities in key markets. On the market research side, she is responsible for developing and implementing analysis activities for WWG’s new acquisition and development opportunities throughout the U.S.
Prior to joining WWG in 2015, Alyssa gained business development and operations experience working as a General Manager for the Hillstone Restaurant Group. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Senior Vice President of Real Estate
Edward is the Senior Vice President of Real Estate for WWG. In his 25-year career, he has been instrumental in the development of over $1.4 billion in property located in the U.S. and abroad. Starting as a construction laborer, he has distinguished himself in many senior executive roles, with a primary focus on finance, P&L, and marketing responsibilities.
Prior to joining WWG, Ed handled assignments for both public and private development companies including The Braemar Group and DeVere Anderson Enterprises. He has also been called upon to provide advisory services for select Fortune 500 companies including D.R. Horton, The Ryland Group and Standard Pacific. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the W.P. Cary School of Business, Arizona State University, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of California.
Vice President of Capital Markets
As Vice President of Capital Markets, Joe oversees the company's capital raising and formation efforts. The capital markets team is in charge of identifying, securing, and structuring investments for WWG.
Prior to joining WWG, Joe spent 13 years at Endeavor, the world's leading talent agency. As a film finance agent, he helped secure over $75 million of production financing and secured distribution for over 40 films. From 2016 to 2017, Joe was based in Beijing where he helped launch a joint venture with Tencent, Sequoia Capital, and Focus Media. Joe received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University.
Vice President of Construction and Development
Chris is the Vice President of Construction and Development and oversees WWG’s national platform. He brings extensive construction supervision and management experience with over 25 years in the industry.
Chris previously worked atLivCor, a Blackstone owned multifamily asset management company, and has been involved in the development of a variety ofother real estate product types, including single family residential, senior living, and industrial. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and resides with his wife in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Kellen oversees the company’s national operating strategy and initiatives. He is responsible for creating a customer-centric culture throughout the organization, with an emphasis on delivering quality operational service excellence, new product development and business process improvement.
Prior to joining WWG, Kellen served in multiple senior leadership positions at The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, he led the management of a world-class tenant roster at Disney Springs located at Walt Disney World. Prior to his role at Disney, Kellen led the operations team at several national retail and restaurant brands. Kellen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Michigan State University.
Vice President of Marketing
As the Vice President of Marketing, Brooke oversees the company’s national brand, digital and marketing strategy. She is responsible for creating a guest-centric, brand-led organization that collaborates cross-functionally to support both corporate and store-level marketing initiatives.
Prior to joining WWG, Brooke developed the marketing strategy for two $1B divisions at Mattress Firm. Before that, she led the hospitality marketing team at the ONNI Group and served in several brand, digital, loyalty and field marketing roles at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Brooke received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Vice President of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Traci oversees the company's human resources strategy and initiatives. She is responsible for recruiting and retaining talent, workplace safety, employee relations, compensation and benefits, compliance with national, state & local labor laws and training & development at all WWG locations across the country.
Prior to joining WWG, she had her own consulting business focused on operations, assisting companies with change management, risk mitigation, process implementation and human resources. Traci previously held executive positions at Reed Elsevier, EMI Music Publishing and eLogic Corporation. Traci holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University.
Vice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Jason is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for WWG’s finance, accounting, treasury and tax operations. He is also responsible for compliance and risk management across the organization.
Jason brings over 20 years of finance and related experience, including FP&A, capital markets, investor relations, treasury, transaction advisory and strategic analysis. Prior to joining WWG, he spent 12 years with a number of real estate investment firms across a variety of sectors. Jason received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Economics from Harvey Mudd College and his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director - Real Estate/WWG Storage Income Fund
Lloyd is a Managing Director on the Real Estate team and provides management oversight to acquisitions efforts nationally. In this role, he works with our regional acquisition teams to source, underwrite and close value-add self-storage property acquisitions. Additionally, Lloyd works closely with the executive team on the management of the WWG Storage Income Fund.
Prior to joining The William Warren Group, Lloyd was the Acquisitions and Asset Management Director for Christina Real Estate Investors, a Los Angeles based real estate private equity fund with diverse holdings in retail, office, residential and mixed-use assets. Lloyd earned a dual MBA/Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate business degree from Georgetown University. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Director of Real Estate, San Francisco, California
Bob is the Director of Real Estate overseeing acquisitions and development for the company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With over 18 years of experience in real estate development in Northern California, Bob has been directly involved in the acquisition and development of over 4,100 homes in 49 residential and mixed-use projects representing an investment value of approximately $670 million.
Previously, Bob was Vice President of Land Acquisitions at TRI Pointe Homes, where he was responsible for acquisitions and management of the company’s land pipeline for the Bay Area division. Prior to that, he held positions with several other leading homebuilders including Toll Brothers, Richmond American Homes, and SummerHill Homes. Bob received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Director - National Call Center
As Director of the Call Center, Barb oversees the company's national call center sales and service team. She is responsible for delivering a world class customer-centric sales team, with a focus on exemplary service, experience first call resolution.
Prior to joining WWG, Barb served over 17 years with AAA, where she held a number of leadership positions. Most recently, as Director of Call Center Sales and Service, where she was recognized for building the top performing Insurance and Membership sales team. Prior to her role at AAA, Barb worked in sales and sales support roles within the Insurance, Financial Services and Hospitality industries and holds multiple insurance licenses. Barb received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Marketing from University of Phoenix.
Director of Investor Relations
As Director of Investor Relations, Kelsey manages all communications with the company’s investor community. She is responsible for ensuring investors have accurate, timely, and well-presented information about company performance.
Prior to joining WWG, Kelsey was founder and principal of a book development and content marketing firm. Her clients included Fortune 100 execs, startup entrepreneurs, professional jugglers, and TikTok stars. Prior to owning her firm, Kelsey worked in technology at Sequoia Capital. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Director of Acquisitions
Zack oversees all financial underwriting and assists in the closing and asset management of storage transactions. Zack works closely with the Project Management team in evaluating prospective opportunities. He started with the company in 2016, working in the Market Research department before transitioning into a quantitative role.
Prior to joining WWG, Zack worked in mortgage finance and specialized in single family residence mortgage underwriting and due diligence. He graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.
Business Development Director
As Business Development Director, Amy oversees the business development of the company’s third-party management wing in California and the West Coast. She is responsible for outreach, presentations, and proposals for potential property management acquisitions.
Prior to WWG, Amy worked in multi-family, self-storage, and retail management, leasing, and development. Most recently, she managed Bergamot Station Arts Center for Worthe Real Estate Group. Prior to her role at Worthe, Amy helped assemble the Specialty Practice Appraisal team at Colliers International Valuation and Advisory Services. She attended University of Arizona, has a California sales license, and is pursuing a CCIM designation.
Clark Porter Jr
Director of Data Intelligence
As Director of Data Intelligence, Clark oversees pricing strategy, business intelligence, database management, data architecture, and data science projects. Prior to joining WWG in 2017, Clark developed, trained, and managed a Sales Team at a Los Angeles based start up as both the company and team revenues quintupled in size during his tenure. Clark received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and his Graduate Certificate of Business from Bond University.
Business Development Director
Rona Siegel is currently the Business Development Director for the East Coast Region after spending many years as WWG's District Manager for Connecticut, Virginia, New York and New Jersey.
Rona has spent the last 20+ years in Asset and Property Management in various facets including commercial, retail and multifamily and has received many accolades including the prestigious Pinnacle Award for Manhattan Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) as “Manager of the Year”.
She was previously the 2016/2017 Board President of Southern CT BOMA chapter and is an avid runner completing several marathons and triathlons.
Development & Acquisitions Project Manager
Tyler is the Development & Acquisitions Project Manager responsible for managing new facility development and acquisitions for the Arizona & Las Vegas markets.
Prior to joining WWG in 2018, Tyler was an investment sales broker at Colliers International, covering the southwest region for their national self storage practice group. Tyler received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.
Acquisition & Development Manager
As Acquisitions and Development Manager, Kendall oversees development and acquisitions throughout North, Central and Western markets in Florida.
He joined WWG in January 2018. Prior to WWG, Kendall served as Real Estate Director for several national retail brands where he led market strategy and expansion programs throughout the United States. Kendall received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Divisional Directors & District Managers
Divisional Operations Director, West Division
Pablo Caballeros is the Divisional Operations Director for WWG’s West Division.
Pablo is responsible for improving operations and guest experiences by coaching and developing District Managers to be the best version of themselves. Prior to joining WWG, he worked with Public Storage for over 14 years where he was recognized for excellence in business advocacy as a President’s Circle Award Winner multiple times as well as District Manager of the Year. Before transitioning to Public Storage, Pablo started his career in fast casual restaurant brand Carls’s Jr. Restaurants for over 17 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Cal State Northridge (CSUN). Pablo loves playing basketball and hiking.
Divisional Operations Director, East Division
David Friday is the Divisional Operations Director for WWG’s East Division.
Prior to joining WWG, he worked with Public Storage for over 5 years where he was recognized for excellence in business advocacy as a President’s Circle Award Winner. David also held management roles with US Remodelers, Nestle and Frito Lay.
David graduated from University of Tampa with a degree in Environmental Sciences.
District Manager - Oregon/Washington
As a District Manager Al oversees operations in Oregon and Washington.
Prior to joining WWG, Al had over 8 years of District Manager experience with Public Storage. During his time with Public Storage Al won the COE award 5 times, was part of the Public Storage disaster relief team, opened multiple new locations, as well as, helped facilitate new manager training for a recent large acquisition in Boise, Idaho. Prior to Public Storage Al spent 20 years with Bed Bath & Beyond as a Regional Manager, spearheading the PNW expansion. He oversaw the opening, development and ongoing retail operations of over 48 locations across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Alaska. He later partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond's Canadian leadership group to serve as the training & cultural mentor for all the senior management team that would be permanently assigned to the Canadian market.
District Manager – Southern California
Robert has been a District Leader in the Storage industry for over 12 years in the Greater Los Angeles area. He is dedicated to investing time in sourcing, hiring, and nurturing the right talent.
Prior to joining WWG, he was a District Leader at Payless Shoe Source for 16 years. As an expert in the marketplace, Robert successfully trained many District Managers as well as launched new store openings for national retail and storage brands throughout Los Angeles. Besides a passion for people, he is an outgoing southern California native. He enjoys everything outdoors, from bicycling along the beaches in SoCal, to hiking or camping along the rivers in Sequoia National Park, to vacationing on the Hawaiian Islands.
District Manager - Inland Empire/Desert
John Bahn is the District Manager for the Southern California Inland Empire/Palm Desert and Nevada Las Vegas Market.
John has over 15+ years of experience at the District Manager level. Prior to joining WWG, he worked over 4 years as a Sr. District Manager with Jiffy Lube and over 6 years as a District Manager with Public Storage where his role was also the Trainer of new District Managers. In addition, John has held Management roles with several Car Rental companies including Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
John graduated from University of California, Irvine with a degree in Economics.
District Manager - Arizona
Jennifer Curtis is the District Manager for the Arizona properties.
She joined WWG in 2004 as a Property Manager, where she successfully leased up a flagship store in Parker, Colorado, in record time earning her a national spotlight as Property Manager of the Year Runner Up from Self Storage NOW! Magazine. She went on to be a Team Lead for the Colorado and Arizona teams before receiving her promotion to District Manager. Jennifer has spent the past 20+ years in the commercial real estate industry. Until 2003, she was an Assistant Real Estate Manager for CBRE, a Property Assistant for Equity Office, a Property Manager for Insignia International and worked in property management in Breckenridge, Colorado for several years. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Self Storage Association.
District Manager - Northern California
Kimberly comes to WWG with an extensive background in the specialty retail and storage industries.
Prior to joining WWG, she worked with Public Storage for over 5 years, where she was recognized for excellence in business advocacy as a President’s Circle Award winner. Kimberly also held management roles with Starbucks and Teavana, working all over Central and Northern California. Kimberly has a passion for the self-storage industry with team building and leading her team towards future growth and success.
District Manager - West Florida
As a District Manager Scott oversees operations in western Florida.
Prior to joining WWG, Scott was a district manager at Blockbuster Video, Public Storage and most recently, Life Storage. During his tenure as a District Manager, he has led many teams to record profits and overall great operating results. Scott brings to WWG his revenue generating and operating success strategies to support his district and responsible for leading a customer-centric team and sales culture.
District Manager - Colorado
As a District Manager of Colorado, Nick leads the operations and customer-centric culture for a group of properties across Colorado. Nick is one of two District Managers in Colorado.
Prior to joining WWG, Nick spent 17 years in brick and mortar retail with Clarks Footwear as well as two years with Extra Space Storage. Nick has led several successful teams across diverse markets all over the US. During his 17 years with Clarks he was recognized at multiple levels, including National District Manager of the Year and National Store Manager of the Year. Nick also spent two years with Best Buy as Operations Manager supporting their Denver Distribution Center. Besides Nick's passion for supporting the growth of others in business, he spends his time being a Dad to two beautiful girls and a husband to his wife of 10 years.
District Manager - Northeast Region
Jeannette Mejias is the District Manager for the Northeast/Virginia region.
Jeannette has been working in the self storage industry since 2002 where she started at Extra Space Storage and was there for 8 years working her way up the ranks. She has since increased her knowledge as General and Senior Manager at Safe Guard Storage and Cube Smart. More recently, she was a District Manager at Prime Storage covering the NYC Metro Area & Long Island. She deeply enjoys the storage industry, standardizing the stores and implementing new policies and procedures that take the company and brand to the next level.
District Manager – Houston, Texas
John's passion is hiring, training and coaching great successful dynamic teams.
Prior to joining WWG, worked with Waffle House and TitleMax and brings over 25 years of multi-unit management, plus 10 years in the storage industry. In past, John was responsible for overseeing 12 different markets from Chicago to New Orleans. During that time, he opened several locations from ground breaking to turnkey. He has won District Manager of the year several times over his career During his off time, he enjoys running marathons and has completed 12 so far.
District Manager - Colorado
In his role as District Manager, Ron oversees operations for properties in Colorado and North Dakota. Ron brings 25 years of management experience and over 15 years in a multi-unit manager role. Prior to joining WWG, Ron successfully led districts for Starbucks, Public Storage and TitleMax.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Ron was excited for the opportunity to move to Colorado in May of 2020 to join the WWG team. Ron has a passion for training and developing people and helping them move to the next level.
District Manager – Southern California
As a District Manager Edwin oversees operations in Southern California from Orange County to the Inland Empire.
Edwin joined WWG in 2013 with over 10 years of storage experience. He brings with him his knowledge of property management and his talent as a trainer. During his time at WWG, Edwin has received the 2014 Rising Star award and the 2015 Big Wave award for an employee that went well above and beyond the scope of their job multiple times throughout the year consistently. Edwin worked at multiple sites for his District, conducted training and helped with multiple conversions across the company.
District Manager - Central Valley
Nicole Phavisith is the District Manager for the Central Valley region.
Nicole comes to WWG with over 11 years of experience in the industry. She spent the beginning of her career with Extra Space Storage and joined WWG company in 2016. In the industry she has won numerous accolades over the years including three-time winner of the Big Wave award while with WWG. Nicole has a passion for the self-storage industry with team building and leading her team towards further growth and success.
District Manager – Sacramento, Reno and Tahoe Basin
Tim is the District Manager for the Sacramento and Reno Markets that include the Tahoe Basin.
Prior to joining WWG, Tim served in multiple senior leadership positions in both the Storage and Retail industries. Most recently, Tim was a Team Leader for the StorQuest Reno market, where he was awarded multiple accolades including Longboard of the Year in 2015, Big Wave for going above and beyond in 2016 and Facility of the Year in 2017. With over 20+ years of management experience, Tim has also held management positions at both FinishLine, U-Store It, and Pier 1 Imports. Tim has a passion for the storage industry with the goal of building a strong team and then leading that team towards future growth and success. Tim received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas.
District Manager South Houston
As District Manager of South Houston, Trent currently oversee the daily operations of the South Houston stores. Trent is one of multiple District Managers in Texas
Prior to joining WWG, Trent was a District Manager with Advantage Storage overseeing their Houston market, along with stores in Austin, TX and Edmond, OK. Over his tenure he built a successful team whom were the top market within the company in regards to occupancy and financial goals. Trent worked for five years at LifeStorage as a Multi-Store manager where he won multiple star awards during this time and ran some of the finest facilities in the area. Prior to joining the self-storage industry, Trent held management roles for 10 years in the restaurant and banking industries.
District Manager – Central/Eastern Florida
Jeff VanHoose is the District Manager for the Central and Eastern Florida region. Jeff joined WWG in June of 2020 and comes with over 36 years of multi-unit management experience.
Prior to joining WWG, he worked with Public Storage for 13 years leading multiple districts, as well as involvement in the training and development of newly hired DMs. Jeff also led district teams at Big Lots for 19 years.
District Manager - Hawaii
Alison Vasconcellos is the District Manager for the Hawaii properties.
She has spent the past 22 years in the Hawaii marketplace, and was recently the founder of Expert Perceptions LLC, a sales and marketing solutions company offering personalized consultation and training services to local companies. Until 2007, she was Senior Vice President of Towne Development of Hawaii, a real estate development company. Her many other accomplishments include being a Sales Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing, Project Coordinator, Real Estate Broker, and General Manager of a hotel & golf resort. A true passion for inspiring and empowering others has guided Alison through much of her volunteer service on homeowner association boards, action committees, community development committees and school service boards.
District Manager – Texas
Stu White is the District Manager for the Texas market.
Before joining WWG, Stu spent 6 years with Public Storage where he was a distinguished District Manager in the Florida and Texas markets. In Florida, his district finished in the top tier 2 out of 3 years. In Texas, Stu was rated the best District Manager out of 10 in the DFW market in 2019. Prior to the working in the storage industry, Stu was a Captain in the U.S. Army where he served in two deployments to Iraq and Egypt. Stu led multiple forward observer teams in training and combat. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his duty in Iraq and the Meritorious Service Medal for his duty in Egypt.