The company has 2 million square feet of self-storage in various stages of development and lease-up
April 2, 2019: MCSS Development & Investment LLC., has announced Ben Carr as president. MCSS is a joint-venture between Rivergate Cos. and SJM Partners Inc. He will work with MCSS Founders Steve Garchik, Jay Massirman and Steve McBride on the execution of the joint venture’s strategic plan.
Before joining in MCSS, Carr launched and operated a self-storage investment fund, providing consulting services for numerous private-equity groups. This followed his tenure as chief-investment officer of LifeStorage in Roseville, California. Ben Carr also worked with self-storage real estate trust CubeSmart in various roles including vice president of investments and controller. He also worked several years in PWC. Carr holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University.
As the president is MCSS, he will be responsible for leading the team, overseeing the venture’s national investment and development activities, raising capital for acquisitions, and executing existing and new-facility operating strategies.
“This is a premier opportunity within the self-storage industry and I am excited to join the company. The entrepreneurial spirit of the founders and team at MCSS creates an exciting and inspiring environment. I have been involved in all facets of the self-storage industry and look forward to applying my expertise to fuel the continued growth of MCSS.” Said by Ben Carr.
MCSS was formed to acquire and develop urban infill self-storage facilities in high-value locations nationwide. Previously, SJM developed 4 million square feet of self-storage in New York and Washington, D.C. Active markets for MCSS include Boston, Los Angeles and Northern California, New York, South Florida, and Washington, D.C. The partners have developed more than 60 storage facilities over the last 25 years.