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The senior management team of Prime Group Holdings brings complementary expertise honed from decades in institutional real estate.  Led by Robert Moser, Prime Group's professionals are solely focused on acquiring and managing self storage real estate.

Robert J. Moser
Principal and Managing Member
Douglas G. Kotelly
Chief Investment Officer
Robert C. Morgan
Principal and Senior Advisor

Bob Moser founded Prime Group and has 20 years of experience as an owner, operator and developer of institutional-grade real estate. Bob oversees all operations, strategic initiatives and investment activities of Prime Group. Together with Bob Morgan, Bob Moser has acquired and currently manages a $4 billion commercial real estate portfolio.  He began his career in 1996 as a commercial real estate broker with RJM Properties originating investment sales throughout the northeastern U.S.  Bob has a BA, with Honors, in Economics from Union College.

Doug Kotelly oversees Prime Group’s investment originations, fund-raising and portfolio management. He has 28 years of institutional real estate experience in virtually all U.S. property and capital markets. Doug has originated and closed over $2 billion of private equity real estate investments during his career, including 10 years running the joint ventures origination team at Boston-based Overland Capital. He has an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Finance, summa cum laude, from Boston College.

Bob Morgan founded Rochester, NY-based Morgan Management, LLC in 1976 and has 40 years of experience as an owner, operator and developer of institutional-grade real estate. Together with Bob Moser, Bob Morgan has acquired and currently manages a $4 billion commercial real estate portfolio. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. Bob sits on the Nazareth College Board of Trustees and the University of Rochester Medical Center Board.

Cynthia L. Ashby
Vice President, Operations
Stacie L. Grimes
Chief Financial Officer
David J. Galkiewicz
Transactions and Closings

Cindy Ashby is responsible for overseeing the asset management of Prime Group’s portfolio. She has over 20 years of self storage industry experience, including asset management roles at Storage USA, two REITs and three property management companies. Cindy has had operational oversight of over 6 million square feet of self storage. She has written operational guidelines and developed training programs for numerous self storage companies. Cindy has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Stacie Grimes is responsible for all financial governance and reporting activities of Prime Group. She has held CFO-level and controller positions in retail, manufacturing and commercial real estate. Stacie joined Prime Group in 2008. She has a BA in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo.

Dave Galkiewicz coordinates the closings of all property acquisitions and serves as a liaison with all lenders. He has 13 years of real estate industry experience. Dave joined Prime Group in 2003. He has a BS in Business Management from Siena College.

Lisa J. Moser
Executive Vice President
Mark J. Ward
Director of Human Resources
Eric W. Battesh
Vice President, Portfolio Management

Lisa Moser oversees all corporate operations of Prime Group. She joined Prime Group in 2005 and since then, has successfully implemented a series of operational controls and marketing initiatives. Lisa has 15 years of commercial real estate experience. Previously, she was Staff Manager with Verizon Communications, where she was responsible for customer service and employee productivity for regional districts throughout New York. Lisa has a BA in Sociology, with an emphasis in Business, from Siena College.

Mark Ward is responsible for all human resource functions at Prime Group. Mark has 17 years of experience in human resources. His expertise includes performance management, workplace safety, employee relations and personnel development. Mark has a BS from the University of Anchorage and is a United States Air Force veteran.

Eric Battesh is responsible for oversight of Prime Group’s portfolio construction and investment performance.  Prior to joining Prime Group, Eric spent 8 years at Endurance Specialty Holdings, where he was responsible for asset allocation, market analysis and manager oversight.  He has a BS in Finance / BA in Mathematics, magna cum laude, from SUNY Buffalo.  Eric is a CFA charterholder.

Pavlo A. Zaderej
Senior Underwriter
Joseph P. Sclafani
Director of Construction
Brad L. Galarneau
Director of Operations

Pavlo Zaderej is responsible for the underwriting and investment presentations for all Prime Group acquisitions. He has 14 years of real estate underwriting experience with various firms including Principle Commercial. Pavlo has a Masters and a BS in Accounting from Siena College and a BS in Finance from Boston College.

Joseph Sclafani oversees all construction and development activities of Prime Group.  He has over 35 years of experience in ground-up construction, entitlement, design, site development, construction management and building renovations.  Joseph’s experience is national in scope and includes project development services performed for Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI).  He has a BS in Science, with a concentration in Civil/Environmental/Structural Engineering, from the University of Cincinnati.

Brad Galarneau oversees all employee training activities of Prime Group. Having joined the company in 2009, Brad trains employees in disparate locations and implements a standardized, rigorous approach to all facility-level policies and procedures. Previously, he was head of operations at Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. Brad is a graduate of SUNY Adirondack.

Cowles M. Spencer
Acquisitions
Harvey L. Miller
Acquisitions
Frederick C. Paris
Acquisitions

Cowles "Monty" Spencer originates acquisitions of self storage properties on behalf of Prime Group, with a regional emphasis on the southeastern U.S.  He has owned and developed real estate as a principal, plus acted as a broker for several national retail chains.  Monty has a BS in Business Management from the University of Mississippi, where he played Varsity Football.

Harvey Miller originates acquisitions of self storage properties on behalf of Prime Group, with a regional emphasis on the northeastern and midwestern U.S. He has specialized in the self storage industry for well over a decade. Prior to joining Prime Group, Harvey was the northeast regional head of self storage brokerage for Marcus & Millichap. He has a BS in Business Administration from Northwestern University.

Fred Paris originates acquisitions of self storage properties on behalf of Prime Group, with a regional emphasis on the mid-Atlantic states.  He has 35 years of real estate and economic development experience.  Prior to joining Prime Group, Fred was Vice President of Marketing for the Peninsula Alliance, where he led efforts to bring several national employers to the Tidewater area of Virginia.  He has a BS in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta.

Peter S. Klotz, Jr.
Director of Information Systems
Tammi B. Steinberg
CPA, Controller
Jennifer H. Seeley
Senior Project Manager

Peter Klotz oversees the development of financial information systems for Prime Group.  He has over 5 years of experience in financial and managerial accounting, plus 4 years as an Information Systems leader in mid-market and real estate development companies.  Peter has a BS in Accounting from Siena College.

Tammi Steinberg handles all of Prime Group’s internal accounting activities. She joined Prime Group in 2004, with increasing levels of responsibility. Tammi has 20 years of public accounting experience, having managed the audit departments of two prominent Rochester, NY-based accounting firms from 1984 to 2004. She has a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University.

Jennifer Seeley is responsible for corporate administration and has 11 years of experience in real estate and operations. Having joined Prime Group in 2005, Jennifer has successfully managed the firm’s marketing, risk management, licensing and insurance activities. Jennifer has a BS in Business Management from SUNY Adirondack and is a Notary Public.

Crystal Tyler
Director of Training
Donald A. Thomas
Director of Marketing
Meaghan C. Wilkins
Director of Call Center Operations

Crystal Tyler is responsible for “field” training of self storage employees, particularly just before and after time of acquisition. She is an accomplished trainer in the self storage industry, having prior corporate training experience with Republic Storage and U-Store-It (now CubeSmart). Crystal is a graduate of Arizona Western College.

Don Thomas oversees all marketing initiatives at the property level on behalf of Prime Group.  He has successfully managed over 1,400 units on behalf of an institutional owner.  Don  has additional experience in the technology, media and retail industries.

Meaghan Wilkins oversees Prime Group’s customer service center. Prime has a proprietary system of transferring all incoming facility-level calls to its headquarters; Meaghan handles sales and customer service inquiries. She joined Prime Group in 2010.  Meaghan has an MBA in Hospitality Administration from Johnson & Wales University.

Alysia A. Monroe
Personnel
Karin J. Doughty
Accounting Associate

Alysia Monroe manages personnel activities for Prime Group. She joined the company in 2010, and has successively handled increasing levels of responsibility. Alysia graduated, magna cum laude, from SUNY Adirondack and is a Notary Public.

Karin Doughty handles the accounts payable function for Prime Group and oversees various financial and administrative activities of the firm. She has over 20 years of accounting experience and is a Notary Public. Karin joined Prime Group in 2010.