Kevin Bledsoe began his career in the self storage industry in 2004 as a District Manager Trainee with a privately held REIT, PFG Capital. During his time with PFG Capital, he advanced to the position of District Manager and operated a district of 12 properties in Pennsylvania. In 2007, the 30-property storage portfolio, that operated under the name All Seasons Storage, was acquired by OB Companies (Simply Self Storage). Kevin’s services as a District Manager were retained by OB Companies after the acquisition of the PFG Capital portfolio. During his time with OB Companies, he went on to manage more than 30 properties for the company which were spread across seven states in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West.
In 2008, Kevin joined Investment Real Estate Management, LLC (IREM) as a District Manager. He spent the next two years helping grow the third-party management division, which featured more than 40 properties under management. In 2010, Investment Real Estate sold the third-party management division to two investors and the company was renamed Storage Asset Management (SAM). Kevin joined SAM as part of the acquisition to help the two principals Jay Hoke and Alyssa Quill start their new company.
During his five years with SAM, Kevin helped grow the management company from 20 to 60 third-party management contracts. He was promoted from District Manager to Director of Operations and played a key role in the growth and evolution of the organization. Today SAM manages more than 300 self storage properties and is recognized as the largest privately held third-party management company in the self storage industry.
Kevin left the operations side of the business in 2015 to team up with John Gilliland and Investment Real Estate (IRE) as a Brokerage Advisor. He was promoted to Vice President of Brokerage in 2016. The brokerage division has experienced significant growth over the past four years through the addition of key personnel which includes; two Brokerage Advisors, a Brokerage Associate, Director of Transactions, Digital Marketing Director and an Executive Assistant to Brokerage. The team has been constructed in this manner to allow for a more personalized and detail focused transaction for the clients being served
Since joining the company in 2015, Kevin and his brokerage team have closed more than $400 Million in self storage real estate sales, which translates into more than 100 self storage properties sold. The brokerage team continues to grow and is the leading self storage brokerage firm in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Today, owners rely on the team at IRE to guide them with property valuations, operations topics, feasibility studies and development.
Kevin lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife Kasey and son Kaden. He spends his free time working out, attending pro soccer games with his family, archery hunting and traveling.