Marc Sharinn, Esquire, Co‐Founder and Chief Executive Officer, was a managing partner of Breckenridge Fund, LLC, a multi-strategy investment fund that provided debt and equity to public and private companies across various industries. He was also a principal of Deer Creek Fund, LLC, an investment fund that focused on secured lending and warehouse credit to mortgage lenders. Previously, Marc co‐founded Wellington Capital Corporation, a private finance company that invested and loaned capital to public and private companies and purchased and developed commercial and residential real estate. Wellington also provided term loans and revolving credit facilities collateralized by real property, marketable securities, accounts receivables and machinery and equipment.
Michael Humphrey, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, was previously the Director of Construction of a major developer of self storage facilities in the New York area. Prior to his self storage experience, he was VP of Construction of Globix Corporation, which developed data centers nationwide. He was also the VP of Construction at Chesapeake Resources, where he developed a portfolio of successful self storage facilities. Michael is widely recognized as one of the most experienced developers and builders of self storage facilities and over the course of his career, has built over 50 facilities totaling more than three million square feet. Michael developed twenty-five facilities in New York City, which represented over 25% of all of the facilities constructed in Manhattan from 2002 to 2012.
Ari Goldman, Esquire, Co-Founder and Vice President of Real Estate & Development, was previously the Vice President of Acquisitions & Development of a major self storage developer in New York City. During this tenure, Ari was responsible for the management and oversight of the Tri‐State Region’s Acquisition team. Prior to his self storage endeavor, he worked in the New York City borough of Queens as a zoning specialist where he developed residential properties. Ari has also served as a corporate attorney for Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar and managed mixed use retail and office facilities in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a licensed New York real estate broker and has served as a member of Community Board 8 in New York City’s Bronx borough.
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, Gradyhas 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.
Aaron Stevens, Senior Coordinator of Design and Development, works with Engineers, Architects, Environmental Consultants and the SNL Team to guide projects from due diligence and initial concept through design and approval phases, construction documentation and ultimately through construction and sign-off. He works closely with Ownership, the VP of Construction & Development, the Acquisitions Team and the Project Management Teams to ensure all aspects of the projects are successfully completed. Aaron also leads SNL’s focus on energy efficiency and the implementation and application of energy efficiency rebates and solar programs. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Aaron worked at SNL as a Senior Project Manager and Site Superintendent. He was previously a partner with a high end residential and commercial general contractor and a project manager on major concrete foundation and high rise superstructure projects. Aaron attended Vassar College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Gabriel Pinkhasov, Controller, for SNL Construction LLC, SNL Development Group LLC, SafeNLock Self Storage LLC, and more. His current responsibilities include every aspect of Accounting, Budgeting, Forecasting, and Financial Reporting. He works closely with the Chief Operating Officer, VP of Real Estate & Development and the VP of Construction & Development. Previously, he was the Construction Controller for SNL Construction maintaining all aspects of Accounts Payable/Receivable, Construction Reporting, and Project/Subcontractor Reconciliations. Prior to SNL, Gabriel worked directly with the Controller and the Chief Financial Officer of another major NYC Self Storage developer. In addition, he led the accounting for the construction division of one of New York’s biggest operators & retail distributors of oil. Gabriel graduated the School of Business at Brooklyn College with three Bachelor of Science degrees with concentrations in Business Management/Finance, Business Administration/Marketing, and Accounting.
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.