The William Warren Group Team

Our Team

William Warren Hobin

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.

Clark W. Porter

Clark Porter

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.

Gary Sugarman

Gary Sugarman

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.

Timothy Hobin

Timothy Hobin

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.

Ed Zinke

Edward Zinke

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.

Kellen Kalso

Kellen Kalso

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.

Alyssa Parker

Alyssa Parker

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.

Traci Young

Traci Young

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.

Chris Bunce

Chris Bunce

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, andhas 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.

Lloyd Hussey

Lloyd Hussey

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.

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.

Nicole Bakva

Nicole Bakva

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.

Zachary Kim

Zachary Kim

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.

Bob Donnelly

Bob Donnelly

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.

Rona Siegel

Rona Siegel

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.

Aine Taylor

Aine Taylor

Business Development Associate

Aine is a Business Development Associate based out of Dallas, Texas in charge sourcing new business for WWG's Third Party Management Program. She is focused on the DFW Metroplex as well as other markets around Texas.

Prior to joining WWG in 2021, Aine received her BBA in Real Estate Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Micahl Ong

Micahl Ong

Business Development Associate

Micahl Ong is a Business Development Associate for The William Warren Group

Micahl Ong is a Business Development Associate in the Pacific Northwest and responsible for sourcing management partnerships in the Greater Seattle and Portland markets.

Prior to joining WWG in 2021, Micahl worked in Wealth Management and Hospitality for over 10+ years and received his BBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Hawai'i Manoa.

Outside of WWG, Micahl is an avid outdoorsman, snowboarder, and soccer player.

Kendall Jones

Kendall Jones

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.

Tyler Bush

Tyler Bush

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.

James Preacher

James Preacher

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.

Jennifer Om

Jennifer Om

Corporate Counsel

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 Managers

Michael StClair

Michael St. Clair

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.

Alison Vasconcellos

Alison Vasconcellos

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.

Jennifer Curtis

Jennifer Curtis

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.

Edwin Murga

Edwin Murga

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.

Mikaela Welch

Mikaela Welch

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.

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David Friday

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.

John Banh

John Banh

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.

Nicole Phavisith

Nicole Phavisith

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.

Jeff VanHoose

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.

Ronald Munz

Ronald Munz

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.

Jeannette Majias

Jeannette Majias

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.

Albert Allen

Albert Allen

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.