Meet Dana Casella

Dana Casella

Dana has been with the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) since September 2011. She began as a property manager in the self storage portfolio managed by Investment Real Estate Management (IREM). Today, Dana holds a leadership position for the company, where she is involved directly with the organization wide goals and strategic planning. She is responsible for operations and management of the self storage portfolio’s current 23 locations, ushering new acquisitions into the portfolio, revenue management and growth and identifying and implementing new processes and tools, among many others.

Over her first five years with the company, Dana was a property manager for three of the existing 15 locations in the portfolio, assisted in the acquisition of two facilities and began writing process and policy for the operations team. In 2015, Dana was promoted to Assistant District Manager, a position created to cultivate new leaders in the team. During this time, she became responsible for the daily site operations and the property management team for seven of the self storage properties in the IREM portfolio. Then in January 2017, Dana was promoted to District Manager, where she became responsible for the entire 17 property IREM portfolio. Most recently, Dana was promoted to Director of Operations in June 2018. Her main responsibilities are to develop and lead policies and systems, set portfolio goals, maintain a responsive organizational structure and oversee the property management team, which is comprised of district managers, area managers, property managers, relief managers and maintenance professionals.

Prior to joining the IREGC, Dana held positions within the hospitality and hotel industry, where she had responsibilities such as guest services, sales and event planning, and overall property management. She also brings over seven years of industry specific knowledge from her role as a personal moving guide where she formulated estimation services and overall processes for large scale moves.

Dana was raised Cecil County, MD and lived there through school before moving to Chester County, PA in 2006. She currently lives in Quarryville, PA where she resides in with her son. Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and sports. She is a fan of baseball and football, and quite the avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. In addition to outdoor activities, Dana enjoys dance and is currently an intermediate aerial ribbon artist.

She is a member of the national Self Storage Association (SSA), Pennsylvania Self Storage Association (PASSA), Maryland Self Storage Association (MDSSA), New Jersey Self Storage Association (NJSSA) and the SSA Young Leaders Group (YLG), and holds a Certified Self Storage Manager (CSSM) designation from the SSA.