Rick Hansberry is the director of acquisitions for the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) and joined the team in November 2019. In this leadership position, he plays a vital role in strategic planning, accountability and goal setting for the company.
Mr. Hansberry was no stranger to the company or its president and CEO, John Gilliland, when he came on board. While he was a paralegal at CGA Law Firm in York, Mr. Hansberry worked directly with Mr. Gilliland and the team by helping to establish many business entities for IREGC, as well as registering trademarks for the group of companies over the years.
He is responsible for leading all legal and due-diligence efforts for the acquisitions team, including: communicating with buyers, sellers and attorneys for all real estate closings; working closely with investors and lenders for buyers and sellers; and maintaining proper documentation and licensing for all legal aspects of the acquisitions business. He also handles many special projects for the properties managed by Investment Real Estate Management (IREM), such as assisting with zoning, permitting and other related tasks, and licensing and registration for various entities, among others.
Mr. Hansberry earned his bachelor’s degree in communications at La Salle University in Philadelphia. He also attended the former Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, earning his paralegal certificate in 1987, before beginning his paralegal career in New York City. He later moved back to Pennsylvania and worked as a paralegal at Barley Snyder in 1990, then continued his law career with CGA Law Firm from 2004 to 2019, as a transactional and intellectual property paralegal. His experience, attention to detail and accuracy in his prior roles gave him a breadth of knowledge that has quickly become invaluable to the IREGC team.
Mr. Hansberry is a member of the National Self Storage Association (SSA) and Pennsylvania Self Storage Association (PASSA).
Born and raised in Philadelphia, he now resides in Lancaster with his wife, Christin, and their two dogs, Georgie and Auggie. He enjoys spending time with his family and two adult children, Alison and Evan, and is a recent grandfather to Brooks. He is also passionate about writing and producing films, having written more than a dozen feature films and 20 short films, several of which have won awards.