Investment Real Estate, LLC Announces Prestigious Scholarship Award Winners

Investment Real Estate, LLC Announces Prestigious Scholarship Award Winners

IREGC CEO John Gilliland to match each scholarship

YORK, Pa. (June 27, 2023) — Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) today proudly announced three scholarship recipients with ties to the company have won prestigious Self Storage Association Foundation (SSAF) scholarships. The three winners are: Corinne Steinis-Maffei ($5,000), Sarah Clark ($5,000) and Morgan Brandenburg ($3,000).

A former chair of SSAF who helped create the scholarship program to support professionals in the industry and their families, IREGC CEO John Gilliland is matching each scholarship.

“The SSAF scholarship program is a tremendous opportunity to support the dedicated people in our field and their loved ones who are pursuing their educational dreams,” Gilliland said. “Our IREGC team is the best in the business. We’re proud to match their scholarships and look forward to following their careers. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Here is a brief biography of each scholarship winner affiliated with IREGC:

  • Sarah Clark is a student at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where she is seeking a degree in funeral directing and embalming. She is a self storage manager with Moove In Self Storage in York.
  • Corinne Steinis-Maffei is a student at Central Connecticut State University, where she studies accounting. Her husband, Phillip Maffei, is a property manager with Moove In Self Storage in Connecticut.
  • Morgan Brandenburg is a student at Towson University, where she studies speech language pathology with a focus on pediatrics. Her mother, Kelly Maas, is a senior property manager with Moove In Self Storage in Maryland.

Since 2010, SSAF has raised $5.4 million to help 314 students further their education. Donors to the scholarship program include: National Storage Affiliates (John H. Gilliland is a participating regional operator) and the Gilliland Family Foundation.


Founded in 1998, the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) has grown to become a national leader in the self storage industry with more than 100 employees developing, building, acquiring and operating over 69 facilities under the Moove In Self Storage brand across the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Locally owned and operated, IREGC is guided by its core values: do the right thing; be enthusiastic, engaged and competitive; work hard and work smart; be positive; be compassionate and authentic; and have fun and celebrate success.

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