SOURCE: The William Warren Group

The William Warren Group

January 13, 2014 14:00 ET

The William Warren Group Hires Gary Sugarman as First Chief Strategy Officer

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2014) - The William Warren Group Inc. (WWG), a privately-held, Santa Monica-based entrepreneurial real estate company that owns and operates the StorQuest Self Storage portfolio, has announced the appointment of Gary Sugarman, as the Company's newest principal and first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

As Chief Strategy Officer, Sugarman will be responsible for strategic business planning for the company's development, acquisition and third party self storage management platform. Additionally, he will be charged with direct oversight of the company's national growth initiative for the StorQuest Self Storage brand.

The newly created position signifies the progression of The WWG's strategic growth plans, which were initiated in spring 2012 with the hiring of former Executive Vice President and CFO of Extra Space Storage, Kent Christensen, as the Company's COO. "Sugarman adds tremendous strength and diversity to our executive management team," states William Warren Group's president and CEO, Bill Hobin. "Over the past two years, we have focused on investing in our infrastructure and building an industry leading team of professionals," says Hobin.  "We're assembling an incredibly talented group of self storage individuals who not only have demonstrated an ability to execute at a high level, but also have tremendous industry relationships. Gary is just the type of forward-thinker our company requires to execute a new world business plan and strategy that will support our nationally expanding brand."

Prior to joining The William Warren Group, Sugarman served the past five years as Chief Operating Officer of Edison Properties LLC, where he maintained full P&L responsibility for all business units of Edison's real-estate portfolio, including direct accountability for all aspects of operating the notable Manhattan Mini Storage portfolio. Prior to his role at Edison, Sugarman spent 20 years operating several national retail chains and practiced as a Wall Street corporate finance attorney. Sugarman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and The University of Michigan, and has served as Chairman of the New York Self Storage Association, a Board Member of the national Self Storage Association Large Operators Council, and a Member of CubeSmart's Board of Strategic Advisors.

About The William Warren Group & StorQuest Self Storage
The William Warren Group, Inc. (WWG) is a privately held, fully integrated, entrepreneurial real estate company that develops, acquires and operates self storage assets in major metro markets in the US. For nearly 20 years, the Santa Monica, Calif., company has taken a long term perspective by focusing on assets that offer growing cash flow and capital appreciation opportunities. To learn more about The William Warren Group and its proprietary brand, StorQuest Self Storage, visit: www.williamwarren.com and www.storquest.com.

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