James Gail - President and sole shareholder
James Gail, President and sole shareholder of J. Gail & Associates Realty and Management, Inc. and the Synergy Storage Group has 31 years of property management experience of which the last 24 years have been in the self-storage industry. The Synergy Storage Group specializes in the management, development and brokerage of self storage facilities. Gail currently has twenty-six storage facilities under a fee management contract which are owned by various syndication's, partnerships and sole proprietors which are located in Florida, Arizona, Alabama and Idaho. These properties range from small (300 unit) to large (1000 + unit) storage facilities. The company has a proven track record demonstrated by lease up statistics, enhanced property valuations, and financial performance. All of the properties under contract are at the top of each of their market segments with regard to rate and occupancy performance. Gail and his management team are directly responsible for the successful turnaround of several facilities which were at the time of take over losing money. This was accomplished through operational changes, training and by soliciting and negotiating long term leases with commercial tenants including Continental Bakery, Bausch & Lomb and Frito Lay.
From August 1976 - July 1988 Gail held various management positions in the hotel industry working for Westin Hotel Corporation, Brock Hotel Corporation and Lincoln Property Company. While in this capacity he was also assigned several consulting projects which included hotel operations advisor for the renovation of the Dearborn Inn for the Ford Foundation, hotel reorganization manager for the restructuring of the Lincoln Post Oak Hotel - Houston and writer/editor of the Lincoln Hotel Corporate Rooms Division Operations Manual.
Gail holds his real estate brokerage license in the state of Florida and has sold thirty-two storage properties valued at over $115,650,000 in the past few years. He has been involved in the development of over fifty self storage facilities and currently has ownership interest in six facilities. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, his writings have been published in the Mini Storage Messenger, he is a member of Delta Sigma Pi, and is a past Board Member of the Self Storage Association, as well as, being a Trustee for the Florida Self Storage Association.