Investment Real Estate, LLC. (IRE), a property-management and consulting firm serving the self storage industry, has hired Chris Riley as chief operating and financial officer. He will be responsible for strategic planning and company-wide goals for IRE as well as the other divisions of Investment Real Estate Group Cos. (IREGC), including Investment Real Estate Management, LLC., Investment Real Estate Construction, LLC. and Moove In Self Storage.
His responsibilities will include driving growth, profitability and operational efficiencies, as well as providing a hands-on leadership role in all aspects of financial and operational management, according to a press release.
“I am really excited to have Chris on board at the Investment Real Estate Group of Cos. He has the perfect mix of operations and financial background to lead us to the next level,” said John H. Gilliland, CEO and president of IRE. “His extensive background in various forms of real estate assets will serve us well as we grow the self storage portfolio and expand our brokerage platform.”
Riley earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Baltimore. He has more than 20 years of commercial and residential real estate experience in the public and private sectors. He has served in various financial and operational leadership roles, acquiring extensive experience in land acquisition, development, construction and property management in the outlet retail and residential industries, including apartments, condominiums, single-family homes, townhomes and senior-living communities throughout the mid-Atlantic area.
"I am very excited and proud to be part of such a dynamic team within the Investment Real Estate Group of Cos., true industry leaders in the self storage business. I look forward to helping the team members along their journey of success, growth and fulfillment,” Riley said.
Since its inception in 1998, IRE has provided brokerage, construction, development and management services to self storage owners and investors.