Simply Self Storage VP of Pre Development and Senior Acquisition Analyst Earn Master of Real Estate Degrees from Auburn University

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Simply Self Storage’s Katya Hristova and Andrew McKinley graduate from AU

VP of Pre Development, Katya Hristova, successfully completed Auburn University’s Master of Real Estate Development Program and graduated in May. Katya maintained a 4.0 GPA. During her studies she competed at the MIT CASE Competition and presented at the semifinal round. While obtaining her MRED degree, Katya gained a profound understanding of the real estate development sustainable and responsible business practices. She was a part of dynamic, real-world development projects while traveling in the country and abroad. The MRED program prepared Katya to be a well-rounded real estate professional by expanding her knowledge not only of the built environment but also by providing her the tools for an in-depth financial analysis, both needed to thrive in this evolving real estate landscape. Katya will continue her involvement with the program. She has recently joined the Alumni Council and is looking into ways of welcoming more women to the program and the real estate development profession.

Senior Acquisition Analyst, Andrew McKinley, has just completed Auburn University’s Master of Real Estate Development program. This well-rounded program teaches students how and why a building is built and how to build for the sustainable future. The program combines three schools of study at the University, including the College of Business, College of Architecture, and College of Construction Management. With this degree in hand, Andrew will continue to analyze and underwrite deals for Simply Self Storage. He will be focused on acquisitions and will assist the new development team with site selection and the underwriting process. Andrew is also looking forward to working with the Alumni Council and mentoring future students.

Kurt O’Brien, CEO, says “Being a graduate of this Auburn program, I am excited for Katya and Andrew. The program is excellent and will make them even more valuable to Simply as we grow into our next phase of evolution. It is very difficult to finish a degree when you are working full time in a challenging career, Kaya and Andrew deserve to be congratulated for completing this degree.”

About Simply Self Storage

Simply Self Storage is one of the largest privately owned self storage companies in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in 2003 by Kurt O'Brien, Simply Self Storage is headquartered in Orlando, Florida and has self storage facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Puerto Rico. Simply Self Storage has over 15 million square feet of storage space with 201 operating self storage facilities.

Simply Self Storage also specializes in value-added acquisitions and professional third party management. For more information about management opportunities, please call 407-248-7878.

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