Meet John Nicolson

John Nicolson

John Nicolson joined the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) in 2018 to support the brokerage and operations teams. He is responsible for assisting the brokerage team by providing financial analyses and valuations on self storage properties; preparing market/feasibility analysis; supporting the development of proposals and offering memorandums; and the creating and maintaining financial models. John plays an important role in helping the company perform at a high level by assisting the leadership team identify areas where performance can be improved.

He also conducts detailed underwriting of transactions for investors, owners and lenders. This includes the development planning, determination of growth projections, seven-year proforma forecasting, expense modeling and return calculations.

John earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Studies, where his coursework was primarily centered around statistics and economics. He is currently working toward his Masters of Business Administration through the Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and specializing in finance. His expected graduation is May of 2020.

John’s career started more than a decade ago as a Special Projects Data Collector. His expertise was quickly recognized and he went on to work on a variety of sophisticated financial, marketing, business development and operations projects for companies in various industries. While John’s exact work history is confidential in nature, he is thankful for the breadth of experience and learning opportunities afforded by the diversity of his past endeavors.

Born in Kentucky, he was raised and spent most of his life in Pennsylvania. John currently resides in Red Lion, PA with his wife, Laurel and two children, Rowan and Everly. He is an avid sports fan, enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction, tries to golf as much as possible, loves all things music and is an accomplished studio bassist.

John is a member of the national Self Storage Association (SSA) and Pennsylvania Self Storage Association (PASSA).