ASSET DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING
Edward G. Roach – Founding Partner, Chairman
Mr. Roach has developed, owned and operated numerous commercial and residential properties in California, including 11 self storage facilities, for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Williams College and has a law degree from the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of Law.
Justin Roach III – Partner, Director
Justin M. Roach III is co-founder and general partner of Merritt Partners LP, a
commercial real estate development firm in Oakland, California. Mr. Roach has
developed and currently owns and manages in partnership over 1,000,000 square
feet of self storage facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to his role at
SKS, Mr. Roach is founder and president of JMR Properties, Inc., a property
management and consulting company.
Mr. Roach is a graduate of Stanford University and the Haas School of Business at UC
Berkeley. He has served on the regional board of the Self Storage Association and is
a licensed real estate broker in the State of California. Mr. Roach has numerous
charitable and community affiliations, and most recently served as a trustee of The First Tee of the East Bay.
Abby Roach Maxam – Partner, Operations and Marketing
Ms. Maxam has worked with Meno Enterprises and SKS Management since 1997. She developed the 3 Southern California Saf Keeps, one of which won Best Facility of 2001 by the Self Storage Messenger. She is a key member of the management team providing direction on marketing and operations strategy. Ms. Maxam is a graduate of Scripps College and has a MFA in Film Studies from University of Southern California. Before joining SKS, Ms. Maxam was a coordinating producer on several feature films with Trimark Films.
MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
Natolie Ochi – Partner, President and CEO
Ms. Ochi started her real estate management career overseeing the building of apartment buildings in Arizona and managing the multiple assets in California for Sunrise Development, Inc. She joined a self storage management and brokerage firm in Laguna Hills in 1992 as their Asset Manager and Controller. For a 6 year interim before joining SKS, she also held a position as Director of Training with a certified training partner for Cisco Systems. She joined SKS in 2003, and previously served as their Vice President. She is a graduate of Stanford University and has a MBA from National University. Ms. Ochi is currently the Chairperson and a member of the Board of Directors of the California Self Storage Association.
Paul A. Grossberg – Partner, Third Party Management
Mr. Grossberg held senior and executive level positions in the California banking industry over a 25 year career before joining SKS in 1998. Mr. Grossberg served as President and CEO of SKS from 1998 through 2015. He now focuses on third party management relationships and developing new management contracts for SKS. He is a graduate of Williams College and also received a certificate from the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Stanford University. Mr. Grossberg is a past Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the California Self Storage Association.
Donna Baker, Senior Operations Manager
Ms. Baker has worked for SKS Management since 1992. She started her career as an office assistant at Saf Keep Storage in Redwood City and was promoted to the position of Facility Manager at Saf Keep Storage in Hayward, a 1,075 unit property, in 1994. Ms. Baker oversaw this property for 8 years before being promoted to the position of Senior Operations Manager of SKS Management, a position she continues to hold. Her SKS responsibilities range from overseeing the company’s mystery shop program, providing operations support to all the property managers and conducting operational variance reviews monthly for all of SKS’ properties. In the latter role, Ms. Baker monitors and verifies variances including all deleted transactions for legitimacy, discounting, fee waivers and any unusual activity that is outside normal operating procedures. In addition, Ms. Baker directly oversees 2 SKS managed properties.
Marta Palomino – District Manager
Ms. Palomino has 18 years of self storage property management experience, having worked for SKS Management and its affiliated companies since 1995. Prior to joining SKS she worked in sales and office administration for a full line printing company. After receiving training as an office associate at Saf Keep Storage Redwood City Ms. Palomino was promoted in 1996 to the position of Facility Manager at the new Saf Keep Storage in Oakland, a 1,124 unit property which was consistently recognized as a top performing property. In 2001 Ms. Palomino was promoted to assume the responsibility of supervising other SKS properties. She currently oversees 5 facilities.
John Bauer – District Manager
Mr. Bauer has 22 years of property management experience, with 15 years in the self-storage industry including 10 years with SKS. Mr. Bauer worked for 5 years for Shurgard Storage as a facility manager and training manager. His tenure with SKS has included the management of increasingly large storage properties. Mr. Bauer was promoted to assume the responsibility of overseeing 4 SKS managed facilities, including Saf Keep Storage Redwood City, the company's largest with 1,785 units.. He is a graduate of San Diego State University.
Dave Doget – District Manager and Revenue Manager
Mr. Doget has 8 years of property management experience, including 5 years with SKS and over 23 years of retail management experience. Prior to joining SKS he worked 3 years for Shurgard Storage as a facility manager and training manager. At SKS Mr. Doget started as a facility manager before being promoted to district manager with the additional responsibility of overseeing the company’s revenue management program including internet market analysis for pricing recommendations for all properties and for assisting with operational variance reports. He is a graduate of Chaffey College.