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Managing Director

Denver, CO
Managing Director
Golden, Colorado
United States

The Company:
At Spartan Investment Group our mission is to improve lives through real estate. We do this by finding value-add and opportunistic investments offering solid returns to our investors. Providing an opportunity to grow for our partners and creating lasting wealth for everyone with whom we conduct business is how we make our greatest contribution.

We specifically focus on commercial self-storage and RV park projects while capitalizing on amazing deals in other asset classes. In 2021, we were listed as the 5th fastest growing real estate company in the US and joined the list of the top 100 owners of self-storage. We are members of the Inc. 500 fastest-growing private companies in America and in 2022 we are nominated on Denver Business Journal's list of top places to work.

The Mission of the Managing Director of FreeUp Storage is to enhance our existing self-storage property management operations and lead FreeUp company teams to build our foundation in support of company goals for growth and profitability. As an executive team member, this person will be accountable for the overall business performance of the FreeUp Storage business. The Managing Director will have extensive knowledge of the self-storage industry and matters relating to real estate development, operations and marketing for the industry. The Managing Director will report to the CEO and will collaborate across teams to execute or support key functions, including acquisitions, entitlement, development, operations, investor relations and human resources.

  1. Oversee the entire FreeUp Storage business operation, ensuring its future profitability and making investment decisions to drive its growth.
  2. Lead FreeUp Operations team to develop a company infrastructure to stay ahead of growth curve; deep dive into systems that set us up to scale from 56 to over 100 properties in the upcoming year.
  3. Create a marketing and branding strategy relevant to the industry and lead marketing manager to position FreeUp branding appropriately in the market, maintain image control, manage and produce content and collaborate with the marketing team to implement.
  4. Enhance financial performance through review of monthly financial statements, collection reports, and budget status in detail with operational leaders. Look for and discuss problem areas, correction, and variance reporting. Create Strategic plans, cash flow projections or budgets to solve any margin issues.
  5. Make our service to our customers more valuable through maximizing utilization of on-site resources i.e people, time, material, capital and facilities to increase revenue or value.
  6. Opportunity driven to build relationships and bring on future investors and owners of self-storage to know who we are and work with us.
  7. Conduct negotiations with vendors and suppliers to obtain products and services at the best cost to ensure customer and investor needs are met.
Collaborative – Team oriented individual that can communicate across a variety of cross functional teams to achieve goals. Flexible and able to communicate effectively in a way that enhances productivity, teamwork and understanding.
Data Science – Ability to take structure and unstructured data and apply knowledge of the industry into actionable insights from a broad range of domains and translate into strategy based on findings.
Problem Solving – Positive attitude, ability to look at and solve problems by analyzing situations and applying critical thinking in order to decide on the best course of action. See problems and constraints as a barrier to overcome, not a permanent state.
Leadership – Interpersonal and influence ability. Developing trust with colleagues and clients, helping to build an optimum team and ensure effective outcomes through appropriate motivation and goal setting initiatives. Must be positive and have the ability to galvanize a team behind a shared vision.
Strategic Vision – Solid strategic understanding of consumer wants and needs. Apply rigorous forward thinking into all brand communications.
Business Acumen – Industry knowledge and the ability to work with team leaders to understand and achieve FreeUp and big picture business goals and objectives. Understand the business's customers, what drives profitability, cash flow and shareholder value.
Customer Service – Thoroughly understands the end user of the product. Works everything backwards from the consumer perspective and accounts for customers in every part of strategy and action.

Bachelors Degree
10+ years of self storage related experience
Demonstrated experience of having full PnL control of a business unit
Frequent travel required.

Being fully COVID vaccinated is a requirement for employment with Spartan Investment Group.
Compensation and Benefits: Salaried position ranging from $160k - $200k with potential for profit sharing. Health/dental/vision benefits, 401k, profit sharing, unlimited PTO, flex office hours, wellness & transportation reimbursement, annual ski pass, continuing education reimbursement, and other perks with an all-star team and culture.

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