NGKF Capital Markets Self Storage Group Announces Sale of the Storage Pros Knoxville, TN Portfolio

storagepros_knoxvilletnMemphis, TN (December 13, 2016) —The NGKF Self Storage Group is pleased to announce the sale of the Storage Pros Knoxville, TN portfolio. Aaron Swerdlin, executive managing director and Kenneth Cox, senior managing director represented the seller, Storage Pros Management LLC, in this transaction.

The Storage Pros Knoxville, TN offering provided a unique opportunity for a buyer to acquire a dominant position in the Knoxville MSA storage market by purchasing a portfolio of assets strategically positioned within the MSA in a single transaction. The portfolio consisted of eight well-maintained facilities comprised of 415,616 SF of self storage and 23,500 SF of outside parking space. The eight facilities encircle the Knoxville MSA and are located within a 20-mile radius of one other. This dominant geographic positioning allows for favorable pricing power and online marketing presence in the Knoxville MSA.

David Levenfeld, CEO of Storage Pros Management LLC commented, “Aaron and Kenneth managed this transaction with their usual diligence, while providing excellent strategic guidance along the way.  As has been our experience with them over the years, the outcome exceeded our expectations.”

Mr. Swerdlin and Mr. Cox head up NGKF Capital Markets’ Self Storage Group and, together, have led more than $5 billion in self storage transactions during their careers. The team understands the complexity of this property type in the context of operational issues as well as the most current perspective relative to the capital markets and transaction environment. Focusing on strategy and execution within a unified team, they combine critical industry knowledge and local insight, ensuring clients’ needs are clearly understood and the most effective solutions are implemented.

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