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Hans W. Hardisty, MBA, CCIM

Hans W. Hardisty serves as a Managing Director with SVN Hardisty Commercial Realty and specializes in the purchase and sale of self-storage facilities across the United States. Hardisty is a member of the NY Self-Storage Association (NYSSA), the National Self-Storage Association (SSA), a member of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS, a CCIM, and holds an MBA. He also has extensive development and management experience.

Since joining SVN, Hans has participated in the disposition of single properties from $900,000 to $27,000,000, development sites, buyer representation, joint ventures, and large portfolio sales of up to $100,000,000. He serves as an industry expert and consultant for private owners to large publicly-traded companies (REITs) seeking to enter and/or grow within the industry. Moreover, he has teamed with multiple SVN advisors across the country as an underwriting resource.

As an investor, Hans has also successfully acquired, with syndicated funds, multiple value-add storage facilities across the Hudson Valley. In addition, he is working in collaboration with a co-general partner on several development sites in the Carolinas.  

Prior to joining SVN, Hardisty worked for Herb Redl Properties as the Business Development Officer. This privately-held company purchases, develops, manages, and operates premium self-storage facilities and commercial properties across the Hudson Valley. Herb Redl Properties has holdings of 1,300,000 square feet, where Hardisty made big impacts in the commercial leasing department and within the 14-facility self-storage portfolio, where he developed comprehensive feasibility and valuation proformas for expansion and development.

Hardisty earned his BA in Economics with Honors from Gettysburg College and an MBA Cum Laude with a focus on Real Estate and Entrepreneurship from The George Washington University. In between his studies, he worked two years as a Program Officer for an Economic Development Corporation in New York, NY and one year for the Empire State Economic Development Corporation.

Hans has served on the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees, The Bardavon 1869 Opera House Board of Directors, the Dutchess County Planning Board and the Upstate New York CCIM Board of Directors. Hans and his family reside in Union Vale, NY.

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What Our Clients are Saying

"It’s always a pleasure to work with Hans, as he brings unique and incredible value to any transaction. Having grown up in a prominent self storage family, Hans has a deep and lifelong understanding of every aspect of the business, including market dynamics, strategy, operations, and real estate valuation. His extensive financial education and credentials also position Hans as a sophisticated, creative and insightful advisor and dealmaking partner."
Gary Sugarman (COO/Partner)
William Warren Group (Storquest.com)
“I have worked with Hans on several deals over the past decade. Through that time, Hans has been a wealth of information and a great resource for self storage transactions. Hans continues to be a “go-to” for me and our team here at Westport Properties as we look to transact on the east coast, understand current valuations and of course current market conditions."
Charles Byerly (CEO)
West Port Properties (USstoragecenters.com)
"Extra Space Storage has had the pleasure of closing numerous transactions with the SVN Self Storage Team. Their expertise in storage really shines when navigating the hurdles that pop up during a transaction."
Brandon Jacobsen
Vice President (Extra Space Storage)
"I have known Hans for many years. He is constantly participating in self storage events as a speaker, round table host, and sponsor. Hans is one of the few brokers who truly understands the self storage asset class. We have had the pleasure of working with him to get a number of deals done over the years. He is a resource to many in the industry, and anyone seeking self storage brokerage or consulting should think of him first."
John H. Gilliland (CEO/NSA Pro)
Moove In Self-Storage (moovein.com)
"Hans is one of the industry’s most knowledgeable brokers with direct access to every potential investor a Seller would need to achieve the absolute highest price. His ability to uncover value is top notch."
Armand Aghadjanians (Director of Acquisitions)
Store Here (Storehere.com)
"It’s always a pleasure working with Hans, as he consistently provides valuable insight when presenting opportunities and making introductions. Hans is always well prepared and thoughtful."
Guy Middlebrooks (Sr. Vice President)
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE)
"Hans and the SVN team are some of the most experienced and trustworthy brokers in self-storage. They’ve been a great partner and have shown a tremendous commitment to our industry over the years."
Pete Frayser (Vice President)
Janus International Group (NYSE: JBI)
"Working with Hans and his team is always a pleasure. Hans is the consummate professional. His knowledge of the self-storage industry reflects his deep history in the sector. What makes Hans stand apart from the crowd is the way in which he is able to marry this deep industry knowledge to his skill as a deal maker."
Stanley Bonilla (Senior Vice President)
Safeguard Self Storage (safeguardit.com)
"Hans Hardisty and his SVN colleagues are highly skilled in valuing and selling self-storage properties. In this industry, they are top of the list. During a recent brokerage transaction, I was not only pleased with the professionalism and valuation accuracy, I was also pleasantly surprised at their ability to bring multiple quality bidders to our approved development site and successfully complete the transaction. Thank you!"
Gerald Cohen
SF Properties (President)
"It is so important to have a 5 star result driven broker on your team. I highly recommend Hans Hardisty and SVN because they have the knowledge, contacts, work ethic and common sense to get the job done. They go above and beyond to make sure we make top dollar on all our real estate transactions."
Marc Goodin (CEO)
Storage Authority Franchising (storageauthority.com)
"Hans and the entire SVN team have been a pleasure to work with over the years. Highly professional, responsive, and thorough. Hans and his team helped us close a wonderful transaction recently and we are looking forward to doing many more deals with them in the future. We can’t recommend the SVN team enough."
Nolen Masserman (Vice President)
VanWest Partners (vanwestpartners.com)
"Always a pleasure working with Hans. In the storage deal-making business, he has the rare ability to fully understand BOTH the buy and sell side decision making process. This understanding combined with market knowledge and reliable communication make him a valuable partner in the transaction process."
Kojak Chiu (Director Acquisitions)
Patriot Holdings (patriotholdings.com)
"Hans has been a pleasure to work with since I first met him at the NY SSA event several years ago. My first interaction with him was in a roundtable format where he taught his underwriting methodology to industry newcomers and vets alike. I have since engaged with Hans in a professional capacity - his materials are thorough, his market knowledge is deep and he knows everybody in the industry! I try to stay in touch with Hans regularly to keep my finger on the pulse of the NY market."
Peter Smyth (Co-Founder)
Local Locker (localocker.com)
"I have had the opportunity to know and work with Hans and the SVN Self Storage team for several years now, and I have always been impressed by the depth of storage industry knowledge and connections they possess. SVN, and Hans in particular, are always willing to contribute efforts that are good for the entire industry, and they consistently follow through on those commitments."
Jon Dario (CEO)
Edison Properties NYC (edisonproperties.com)
"Hans has been a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to put the client first. The SVN team seeks to provide relevant market information and expertise for the industry."
Adam Mickelson (CEO)
Liberty Investment Properties, Inc. (libertyprop.com)
"Hans has been in or around the self-storage business for literally his entire life. He is well schooled in all the special nuances of the self-storage business including financial modeling and acquisition skills that require valuation methodology and brokerage…. he is very experienced in the business and would be a valuable asset to anyone looking to buy, build or sell a self-storage asset."
Ken Nitzberg (President and CEO)
Devon Self Storage (devonselfstorage.com)
"Hans is extremely professional and knowledgeable on the intricacies of self-storage. When he sends me potential opportunities I always give them careful consideration because I know he understands the business and what I am looking for."
Adam Hird (Founder)
Highland Development (highlanddv.com)
"I have known Hans for quite some time as a real estate broker specializing in self-storage sales and valuations with the SVN Real Estate Team. Hans’ family are long time developer owners of a portfolio of storage properties in the Hudson Valley of NY, no doubt storage is in his DNA. I have come to respect Hans as a professional with a solid understanding of deals and financing, and perhaps most importantly he demonstrates integrity, loyalty, focus and skill in his work. Working with Hans is always a pleasure."
Charlie Fritts (President and CEO)
Storage Investment Management (SIMI.org)
"Hans Hardisty and the SVN Team bring a unique perspective and skill set to the self-storage industry. Their experience, relationships and leadership in industry organizations make them a particularly valuable resource for an array of matters including consulting, valuation, brokerage or general advice. They are informed, pragmatic and straightforward, and it has always been a pleasure to work with them in any capacity."
John Hettinger (Partner)
Kirchhoff Companies (kirchhoffcompanies.com)
"SVN is an incredible organization that I have had the pleasure of working with. They represent their transactions well and are highly knowledgeable when it comes to the self storage industry and the local markets of their listings. The inputs provided in their offering memorandums are helpful and provide an accurate representation of the transaction. I have personally worked with many members of the SVN team and all of them have been very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable."
Bishesh Shrestha (Senior Vice President - Self Storage)
Live Oak Bank (liveoakbank.com)
"Hans Hardisty at SVN Inc is a knowledge insider in the self storage industry. He has been a resource to our team for finding and acquiring development sites."
Jason Sommer (Partner)
Diamond Point Development (diamondpointdevelopment.com)
"It’s always a pleasure working with Hans, Nick and the SVN Team. They are our go-to self-storage consultant. They have been instrumental in Sterling Equities launch into the self-storage industry. They are professional and know the industry players better than any other."
Todd Katz (Partner)
Sterling Equities (sterlingequities.com)
"Hans and the team at SVN are great to work with. They are very communicative, always willing discuss a potential deal, and consistently bring our organization a variety of quality properties to consider for purchase. They are present at all of the major trade shows and are a pleasure to sit down and discuss business with."
Adam Steckler (President)
Storage Mart / Manhattan Mini
"I've had the privilege of working with Hans for the past 7 years. His industry knowledge is unmatched and greatly appreciated. In today's market, it takes an outside the box approach to get deals over the finish line and Hans continually delivers."
Cameron Paktinat (Managing Director)
DXD Capital (dxd.capital)
"Hans Hardisty and the SVN Self-Storage Brokerage group are one of the pre-eminent teams in the business. As an owner/operator, agent, consultant and moderator at self-storage association events, Hans has his finger on the pulse of the self-storage market. I regularly rely on his insights and extensive knowledge of cap rates, rent/occupancy trends and the risks and/or upside potential associated with different markets."
Tom Sapontzis (Self-Storage National Practice Group)
"Hans Hardisty and the SVN Self-Storage Brokerage group are one of the pre-eminent teams in the business. As an owner/operator, agent, consultant and moderator at self-storage association events, Hans has his finger on the pulse of the self-storage market. I regularly rely on his insights and extensive knowledge of cap rates, rent/occupancy trends and the risks and/or upside potential associated with different markets."
Tom Sapontzis (Self-Storage National Practice Group)
"SVN is a constant presence in the self-storage industry. They are a flagship at any industry event. They also have a deep knowledge of all asset classes throughout the country, with experienced dealmakers who are trusted by buyers and sellers."
Tim Ryan (Senior Vice President)
"I have had the pleasure of working with Hans Hardisty on several significant Real Estate transactions. I Have always found Hans to be Smart, Responsive, Driven and a Good Listener. I think the best thing I can say about this young man is that I trust him."
Frank Crivello (COO)
Storage Deluxe
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