Board of Directors

Dean Jernigan

Dean Jernigan

Executive Chairman of the Board
Dean Jernigan has more than 30 years of experience in the self storage industry. After retiring from the role of CEO of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) in 2013, he founded Jernigan Capital as the only direct lender focused exclusively on the self storage industry. His experience in the self storage industry…
John A. Good

John A. Good

Chief Executive Officer
John Good has over 28 years working with senior management teams and boards of directors of public companies in the REIT and financial services industries on corporate finance, corporate governance, merger and acquisition, tax, executive compensation, joint venture and strategic planning projects…
Mark O. Decker

Mark O. Decker

Director
Mark O. Decker has been a member of our board of directors since March 2015. Mr. Decker is currently the vice chair of BMO Capital Markets, a position he has held since January 2014. Prior to becoming vice chair, Mr. Decker from September 2011 to January 2014 served as BMO’s Head of U.S. Real…
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James Dondero

Director
James Dondero has been a member of our board since August 2016. Mr. Dondero is Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management (HCM). Mr. Dondero has over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets, focused largely on high-yield and distressed investing. Under Mr. Dondero’s…
Howard A. Silver

Howard A. Silver

Director
Howard A. Silver has been a member of our board of directors since February 2015. Mr. Silver retired in 2007 as the chief executive officer and president of Equity Inns, a position he held since 1998. Equity Inns is a former New York Stock Exchange listed company and hotel real estate investment…
Harry J. Thie

Harry J. Thie

Director
Harry J. Thie has been a member of our board of directors since February 2015. Dr. Thie currently is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation, a position he has held since 1991. From 1987 to 1991, Dr. Thie was the Director in Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, and served as…
Rebecca Owen

Rebecca Owen

Director
Rebecca Owen, age 56, currently serves as Senior Vice President of Clark Enterprises, a private investment firm with a diversified investment portfolio ranging from private equity to real estate. Ms. Owen is also President of CEI Realty, Inc., an affiliate of Clark Enterprises that manages the…
Randy Churchey

Randy Churchey

Director
Randy Churchey, age 58, was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Education Realty Trust, Inc., a publicly traded REIT focusing on collegiate housing communities, before the company was sold to Greystar in September 2018. Randy became president and chief executive…