Grady Humphrey, Vice President of Construction and Development, has more than 15 years of experience as VP of a general contracting firm working on projects for Safeguard Self-Storage, Public Storage, Extra Space and a variety of other storage developers. His responsibilities ranged from serving as Project Superintendent to Project Manager while overseeing the construction of entire properties. At SNL, he oversees the day-to-day operations of all construction, developing and implementing strategies that maximize efficiency and corporate goals. Additionally, Grady has experience in retail and commercial high rise projects in which his previous firm self-performed civil, environmental and structural concrete enabling him to develop a full spectrum approach to the building and development business. Grady has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Management from SUNY Farmingdale.
Lee A. Reynolds, Esq., Director of Development, works with the Leadership team in establishing and executing SNL’s continued expansion of storage facilities within target markets. He is responsible for overseeing the entitlement and permitting strategy for the development pipeline. Lee also works closely with the Acquisitions team in deal negotiation and structuring transactions. Prior, Lee spent 11 years in private practice representing developers and land owners in the areas of zoning, municipal and environmental law. He has expertise in the area of title insurance and title-related disputes arising from complex, commercial transactions. He is a graduate of the Harriman School of Business at Stony Brook University and received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University Law School.
Laura Sanquini, Controller, for SNL Construction, LLC, SNL Development Group, LLC and Safe N Lock Self Storage, LLC. Her responsibilities include every aspect of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting. She also works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and the VP of Operations in order to maintain and reconcile all subcontractor accounts. Laura was previously the Controller at Davis Aircraft, a family owned aircraft manufacturer of safety and cargo restraint products for the aerospace and transportation industries, for over six years. Before her time in manufacturing, Laura comes with many years of construction experience employed at both Posillico Construction and Red Hook Construction Group.
Nicholas Burns, Director of Acquisitions, was previously a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman and Wakefield, where he focused on investment sales in the Bronx. Previously, he was Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services starting in 2005 after successfully working for two years as an investment broker with Marcus and Millichap in Manhattan. During his 14-year career he brought to market over $500 million worth of investment real estate in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Specializing in the sale of investment properties, he has facilitated transactions in various product types, such as development/conversion sites (commercial and residential), retail, mixed-use, multi-family (including portfolios) and industrial properties. He has been quoted in The Real Deal, The Bronx Times, The Wall Street Journal Online and Crain’s New York Business.