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.
Executive Vice President of Real Estate
Tim is the Managing Partner and Executive Vice President of WWG. He is closely involved in all aspects of the company’s growth decisions. Tim’s major responsibility is oversight of the company’s Real Estate Development and Acquisition team. He manages a team of individuals across the country that is focused on development, acquisitions and sourcing new management opportunities. In addition, Tim oversees the company’s Investor Relations.
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
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, 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.
VP of Sales and Marketing
Michelle rejoined WWG as Vice President of Marketing & Sales in 2015, overseeing the company’s marketing & sales strategy, corporate communications, and community relations efforts. She is responsible for driving brand awareness, customer acquisitions and retention through all online and offline channels.
Prior to working at WWG, Michelle served as Senior Marketing Manager at National Veterinary Associates, overseeing the development of interactive, direct marketing, creative, and sales promotion strategies. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Law & Society from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her MBA from Pepperdine University.
Vice President of Construction & Development
As Vice President of Construction & Development, Dave is responsible for the design & construction of new facilities and acquisition upgrades. Dave is a Licensed Architect and General Contractor with over 30 years of practical design experience. Prior to joining WWG, Dave held development roles with national retailers including American Stores, Pep Boys, and Rite Aid. Additionally, Dave has collaborated on development teams in bringing CVS and Fresh & Easy into the California markets as well as rollout programs for multiple national retailers.
Vice President of Real Estate
As Vice President of Real Estate, Jon oversees the development and acquisitions team in the Denver, Portland and Seattle markets. He joined WWG as a Development Project Manager in August 2013, overseeing 11 ground-up construction projects. Prior to WWG, Jon served as Senior Development Analyst for THK Associates, consulting on a variety of ground up real estate development projects throughout the United States and internationally.
Jon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in International Business from the University of Kansas in 2002, with a Master’s degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver in 2010.
Vice President of Real Estate
As Vice President of Real Estate, Alyssa oversees the business development and market research team. 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 United States.
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.
Vice President, 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 Accounting
Orit is responsible for overseeing the Accounting team to ensure the highest level of standards and accuracy to all investors, third-party owners, and key stakeholders. Orit started her career as an auditor at Deloitte and Touche LLP. She has over 20 years of accounting experience in a variety of industries, including a high net worth management advisory investment firm, privately backed venture capitalist firm, and recently a privately held entertainment company.
Orit is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a focus in Accounting. She is an active Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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.
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.
Director of CRM & Analytics
As Director of CRM & Analytics, Nicole oversees the market research team, which provides market intelligence on prospective acquisitions, developments, and management opportunities. She also builds and manages the business development customer relationship management database.
Prior to joining WWG, Nicole lead a team in prospect research, client acquisition, and performance analysis for a multi-billion dollar industry leader. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of California, Davis, and her MBA from the University of Southern California.
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, Gabrielle is responsible for sourcing new business for WWG’s third party management program. Additionally, she serves as a client relationship manager for owners participating in WWG’s property management platform.
Prior to joining WWG in 2018, Gabrielle worked for CBRE Group, Inc. as a commercial real estate broker specializing in investment sales, the sale of land for development, and high-street retail leasing on the westside of Los Angeles. During her time at CBRE, she and her team completed $500M in sales and lease transactions. Gabrielle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art from the University of Michigan.
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.
Investor Relations and Strategic Partnership Manager
Claire joined William Warren Group in May 2016 as Investor Relations Manager overseeing syndicated investment opportunities for the company's growing Investor base. She assisted in the development of WWG's Investor Portal and manages relationships with both new and existing clients looking to invest equity with WWG. Additionally, in the last year she joined the Strategic Partnership team and oversees relationship management of existing third-party owners on our Management platform. Claire is an active member and sits on a committee of the Self Storage Association's Young Leaders Group.
Claire received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. She came to WWG with over 10 years of experience in hospitality and a proven track record in Sales and Marketing.
Acquisition & Development Manager
Eric is responsible for managing development and acquisition opportunities in the Northern California and Northern Nevada markets. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in California.
Prior to joining WWG, Eric held development and acquisition roles with a number of regional developers where he was involved in the acquisition, entitlement, and development of over $500M in multifamily projects, both affordable and market rate, and managed the lease-up of several newly developed shopping centers. Eric received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California Davis.
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.
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.
Director of Real Estate, East Coast, Florida
As Director of Real Estate, James oversees the development and acquisitions team throughout the East Coast of Florida.
He joined WWG in August 2020. Prior to WWG, James served as Director of Real Estate for Westport Properties Inc (Irvine, CA), and spearheaded a number of ground up self storage development projects in Florida and California which totaled nearly 1 million gross square feet. During his 18 year career, James has also held real estate development roles with Extra Space Storage and Miami City Self Storage.
Jen is Corporate Counsel for WWG and is responsible for handling various legal matters relating to WWG and StorQuest operations, financing transactions and commercial relationships.
Prior to joining WWG, Jen practiced law at McGuireWoods LLP in the debt finance group representing large institutional lenders in a variety of corporate lending transactions, including secured and syndicated financing facilities, as well as acquisition financings. Jen received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Princeton University and her JD from Wake Forest University.
District Manager, Northern California
Michael comes to WWG with an extensive background in the industry and 28 years of experience at the District Manager level.
He spent most of his career with Public Storage and Extra Space in various roles including District Manager, Senior District Manager and National 3rd Party Manager. Michael has received numerous accolades over the years including the first Extra Space District Manager CEO award and four-time winner of the Public Storage District Manager of the Year award. Michael grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California and graduated from San Jose State University. Michael enjoys playing soccer, body surfing and collecting old musical records.
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 - 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 – Texas
Keith Haberstroh is the District Manager for the WWG’s Texas self-storage portfolio - joining the team in early 2016.
Keith has years of leadership and operations experience and a vast skill set to prove it. Prior to joining the William Warren Group, Keith was a District Manager in retail for Hastings Entertainment, a Circulation Director for The Courier in Arkansas, and most recently a Divisional Director of Operations for Advance America. It was there that he oversaw 12 facilities and was responsible for all aspects of operations. He also has ample self storage experience, working with a large public operator and big box retail experience.
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 – Colorado
Mikaela Welch is the District Manager for the Colorado region.
Mikaela joined the company as an Assistant Manager in Colorado, and was promoted in quick succession to Property Manager in California, then to Team Lead for the Northern California region. Mikaela has a passion for the self-storage industry, and brings drive, enthusiasm, and experience to guide and support her Central Valley team toward further growth and success.
District Manager – West Florida Region
David Friday is the District Manager for WWG’s West Florida region.
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 - 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 - Oregon/Washington
Shawna Morris is the District Manager for the Pacific Northwest region.
Prior to WWG, Shawna gained her self-storage knowledge while at Urban Self Storage, working in multiple field management positions. Since joining WWG in 2014, she has gained several accolades for her leadership with development store lease-up successes; Store Manager of the Year - AZ District in 2017 and Rising Star - AZ in 2016. She went on to be the Arizona Team Lead in 2017.
Shawna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies and Society, Ethics and Human Behavior from University of Washington. Additionally, she brings extensive research and statistical analysis experience working toward her Master's Degree in Administration Studies at Arizona State University.
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 - Nevada
Timothy Stovall is the District Manager for the Reno, Nevada Properties.
He joined WWG in December 2014 as an Assistant Manager in Reno, NV and was promoted in quick succession to Property Manager and then Team Lead for the Reno market. He received Manager of the Year in 2015, Big Wave in 2016 for going above and beyond the scope of his job consistently and earned Store of the Year in 2017. Tim previously worked in the storage industry for 3 years and additionally brings 25+ years of business management experience to WWG. Tim enjoys spending time with his husband and pups, camping and outdoor activities such as hiking and trail biking, and has a passion for gardening.
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 - 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 - 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.