Ryan Smith is 2nd generation real estate developer, learning the self-storage industry from his father for the past 15 years. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Management from California State University Long Beach. After his internship with Swinerton Builders, McCarthy Construction brought him on as a project Engineer. In 2006, Ryan moved back to Northern California to join Thomastown Builders, Inc. as project manager as well as property manager for Thomas Management’s existing properties in the portfolio. Since that time he has grown the portfolio of properties from 3 to 18 and continues to pursue new real estate ventures. His experience includes land acquisition, government entitlements, design & Engineering, construction management, marketing, property management, and asset management. He currently maintains a California Real Estate Brokers License and General Contracting license. As President, he oversees the new development pipeline of self-storage and industrial product being delivered to the market.