Investment Real Estate LLC (IRE) and Moove In Self Storage (MISS), subsidiaries of the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC), which specializes in self-storage brokerage, construction and management, have hired several new members of the team.
Lisa Morgan was hired as mediation administrative assistant for IRE. She will assist with the client relationship management database, manage trade show registration and maintain the real estate licensing status of the brokerage teams. She will also work with appraisers and other brokerage firms to produce comparable properties, as well as manage self-storage listings and register buyers through the IRE website.
Morgan has nine years of administrative and executive assistant experience. “Lisa comes to us with a wealth of life and professional experience, as well as a desire to learn and contribute to a common goal as part of a team,” said Brian Davison, vice president of brokerage. “I foresee her having a positive impact on the brokerage team and the company as a whole. I’m excited to see him grow.”
Alison Smith was hired as an office administrative assistant for IRE. She will answer and direct phone calls, deliver mail and assist the CFO with day-to-day tasks. She previously worked as a counseling department secretary for the Dallastown Area School District in York County, Pennsylvania. She has an associate degree in business administration from York College.
“We are excited to have Alison join our home office and support our team,” said Mary Beth Ching, chief of staff. “Her long career supporting companies and organizations in a wide variety of industries made her stand out during the interview process. We are grateful to have her background and knowledge as we continue to grow.”
IRE also hired Tara Taylor as an accounting/accounts payable assistant. She will be responsible for processing invoices for MISS locations, as well as managing petty cash submissions, resolving vendor inquiries and processing payments.
Taylor previously worked at Good Faith Accounting for two years as well as a cake decorator. Tara has an associate degree in business management from Harrisburg Area Community College.
“Tara’s willingness and desire to grow her accounting skills will make her an excellent addition to the accounting department,” said Jessica Lacklin, comptroller. “Her dedication to continuous learning will serve her well in this new role.”
Molly Welby was hired as marketing coordinator for IRE. Her responsibilities include creating social media posts, managing email marketing campaigns, maintaining the IRE website, writing press releases and updating marketing materials. She is a December 2021 graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
“We are thrilled to have Molly join us [IREGC]. Her experience in the marketing arena, specifically her writing expertise, will help IRE successfully tell our brand story,” said Kate Scheib, director of digital marketing. “Molly brings a fresh perspective that will increase brand equity with prospective customers, inspiring and fostering current relationships.”
Finally, MISS hired Heather Kazee as purchasing manager. She will help manage the company’s purchasing processes, focusing on onboarding tasks, setting up vendor accounts and entering detailed logs of customer interactions.
Kazee previously worked as a project manager for a construction company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and English from Lynchburg College.
“Heather’s experience in construction and project management will greatly benefit the operations team,” said Brian Foran, vice president of operations. “Her outgoing personality and ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances will serve her well in this role. We are very excited to have Heather on the team.”
Founded in 1998, IREGC includes IRE and Investment Real Estate Construction LLC. IRE is a provider of brokerage, construction, development and management services for self-storage owners and investors.
IREGC also manages the Moove In Self Storage brand, which operates 44 facilities in Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.