Industry Involvement

IRE Is Actively Involved in All Self Storage Associations in Our Markets.

We believe it is vital to be a part of the state associations in our market as well as the national Self Storage Association. We attend many association events and trade shows every year, are active members in the states we serve, and even have team members serving on state association boards. This allows our entire team to stay up-to-date on regulations, laws and other important initiatives within the self storage industry. As a storage owner, seller, buyer or investor, it is important that you know about these resources as well and use their services for guidance and assistance to navigate through everything self storage.

  • IRE has attended more than 68 national self storage trade shows
  • John H. Gilliland
    • Served as President of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association (PASSA) from 2002–2006
    • Was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Self Storage Association located in Washington D.C. in 2003
    • Served as Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the Self Storage Association in 2007
    • Currently serves on the SSA Foundation Board as Chairman
  • Kevin D. Bledsoe
    • Currently serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association (PASSA)
    • Has been a contributing writer for both Inside Self Storage and Mini Storage Messenger
    • Has been a featured speaker at the ISS World Expo held in Las Vegas
  • George Hatchard currently serves on the board of the Maryland Self Storage Association (MDSSA)
  • Jess Dubbs currently is a member of and serves on the Communication Committee for the SSA Young Leaders Group
  • Dana Sinsheimer currently is a member of the SSA Young Leaders Group

Self Storage Associations Where We Are Members