11:45 – 12:15

Learning from mistakes in self storage

30 mins Session

We all learn from our mistakes, but it’s much better to learn from the mistakes of others.  Carl will present some of the most common and costly mistakes he has seen self storage operators make, including some of his own.  Make sure you don’t repeat any of them.


Carl Touhey

Performance Self Storage Group

Carl E. Touhey began his real estate career in 1986 selling investment real estate in Phoenix, Arizona.  His family was an early investor in self storage and built their first storage facility in the 1970’s. An investment opportunity in 1992 launched Mr. Touhey into the self storage industry as he went on to acquire five storage facilities from 1992-1994. His interest and success in fixing “problem” properties resulted in an impressive ownership track record and in the early 90’s, Mr. Touhey took his knowledge of the self storage industry and began brokering storage properties in California. He has personally brokered over $980 million dollars of storage assets and his extensive track record and outstanding results have distinguished him as one of the most successful self storage sales and acquisitions specialists in the industry.