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The senior management team of Prime Group Holdings brings complementary expertise honed from decades in institutional real estate.  Led by Robert Moser, Prime Group's professionals are solely focused on acquiring and managing self storage real estate.

Robert Moser
Principal and Managing Member
Douglas Kotelly
Chief Investment Officer
David Galkiewicz
Executive VP, Transactions

Robert Moser founded Prime Group and has over 20 years’ experience as an owner, operator and developer of institutional-grade real estate.  Robert oversees all operations, strategic initiatives and investment activities of Prime Group.  Over the past few years, Prime Group has grown to become the largest private owner-operator of self storage in the United States.  Robert acquired and currently has ownership in a $4.5 billion commercial real estate portfolio.  He began his career in the 1990’s as a commercial real estate broker with RJM Properties, where he originated investment sales throughout the northeastern U.S.  Robert resides in Saratoga County with his wife and children.  He and his family are substantial supporters of local charities including Albany Medical Center’s Cleft-Craniofacial Center.  Robert has a BA, with Honors, in Economics from Union College.

Doug Kotelly oversees Prime Group’s investment originations, fund-raising and portfolio management. He has 29 years of institutional real estate experience in virtually all U.S. property and capital markets. Doug has originated and closed over $2 billion of private equity real estate investments during his career, including 10 years running the joint ventures origination team at Boston-based Overland Capital. Prior to that time, he sourced equity co-investments for affiliates of KeyBank and Bank of America, and acquired and managed properties for SunLife Financial. He began his real estate career as an investment analyst for UBS. Doug has an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Finance, summa cum laude, from Boston College, where he ran Varsity Track & Field.

Dave Galkiewicz coordinates the closings of all property acquisitions and serves as a liaison with all lenders. He has 13 years of real estate industry experience. Dave joined Prime Group in 2003. He has a BS in Business Management from Siena College.

Brianna Pearce
Chief Compliance Officer
Brian Patterson
EVP, Portfolio Management
Stacie Grimes
Director of Accounting

As Chief Compliance Officer for Prime Group Holdings, Brianna Pearce implements and monitors the activities, policies and protocols of the company and its funds. Prior to joining Prime Group, Brianna was Associate General Counsel for Ayco, a Goldman Sachs company, where she provided legal advice related to the firm's financial planning practice and affiliated insurance business. Brianna earned her JD from Albany Law School, MBA from Clarkson University (formerly Union Graduate College) and BS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Brian Patterson, CPA, oversees all portfolio management activities on behalf of Prime Group, including functions related to revenue optimization, payroll management and portfolio analysis. Prior to joining Prime Group, Brian oversaw multiple teams of fund accountants at LeverPoint Management LLC. Before that time, he served various Controller positions for Centerbridge Partners, where he ran and grew the accounting function in its Luxembourg office.  Brian also has accounting experience at Fortress Investment Group and Deloitte & Touche. He earned a BSBA in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Stacie Grimes is responsible for all financial governance and reporting activities of Prime Group. She has held CFO-level and controller positions in retail, manufacturing and commercial real estate. Stacie joined Prime Group in 2008. She has a BA in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo.

Thomas Richardson
Director of Development
Edmund Moy
Director of Finance
John Burke
SVP, Commercial Real Estate

Tom Richardson manages and coordinates all construction and development activities of Prime Group. He has over 20 years of experience in ground-up construction, cost estimation, design and project management. Prior to joining Prime Group, Tom held project management responsibilities for Bonacio Construction, Bast Hatfield, Gordon Development and NewGround. He also is a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker.

Edmund Moy is Director of Finance for Prime Group and is responsible for sourcing loans on behalf of the company and its funds.  Previously, Edmund was Managing Director of Rialto Mortgage Finance, where he originated commercial loans.  Prior to that time, he held loan origination positions with UBS, Cantor Fitzgerald and Lehman Brothers.  During his 20-year real estate career, Edmund has originated over 600 loans with total debt capitalization of over $3.5 billion.  He holds an MS from New York University and a BA in Business Administration from Pace University.

John Burke oversees the leasing and revenue optimization of all commercial real estate within Prime Group's self storage portfolio. John has a diverse real estate background including being the Founding Member of the Saratoga Springs, NY office of Select Sotheby's International Realty and Managing Director of Core BTS. He earned a BS in Marketing and Management from Siena College. John is a licensed Real Estate Broker. 

Daniel Bierbach
SVP, Acquisitions
Lisa Moser
Executive VP, Corporate Operations
Samir Kulkarni
Director of Information Technology

Dan Bierbach originates new storage acquisitions on behalf of Prime Group.  Dan is based out of Prime Group's Denver, Colorado office.  He previously held origination positions with Red Dot Storage, Black Creek Capital and Prologis, among others.  Dan earned an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Lisa Moser oversees all corporate operations of Prime Group. She joined Prime Group in 2005 and since then, has successfully implemented a series of operational controls and marketing initiatives. Lisa has 15 years of commercial real estate experience. Previously, she was Staff Manager with Verizon Communications, where she was responsible for customer service and employee productivity for regional districts throughout New York. Lisa has a BA in Sociology, with an emphasis in Business, from Siena College.

Samir Kulkarni oversees all information technology initiatives for Prime Group. He has 13 years of diverse experience in IT infrastructure management, network administration and systems implementation. Prior to Prime Group, Samir worked as an IT management consultant for several mid-sized businesses across New York State. He holds an MS in Information Technology from Clark University and a BS in Engineering from Pune University.

Pavlo Zaderej
Senior VP, Investment Underwriting
Brad Galarneau
VP, Property Operations
Anthony Ventura
Senior VP, Property Management

Pavlo Zaderej is responsible for the underwriting and investment presentations for all Prime Group acquisitions. He has 14 years of real estate underwriting experience with various firms including Principle Commercial. Pavlo has a Masters and a BS in Accounting from Siena College and a BS in Finance from Boston College.

Brad Galarneau oversees all employee training activities of Prime Group. Having joined the company in 2009, Brad trains employees in disparate locations and implements a standardized, rigorous approach to all facility-level policies and procedures. Previously, he was head of operations at Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. Brad is a graduate of SUNY Adirondack.

Anthony Ventura is a Regional Manager for Prime Group, overseeing the daily operations of over 85 assets located in 12 states.  He has over 20 years of sales and management experience in the self storage and retail industries.  Anthony's asset management experience encompasses all stages of the real estate life cycle, from pre-development, lease-up, stabilization and sale of storage facilities. He is based in Rhode Island.  Anthony has a BS in Business Management from Community College of Rhode Island.

Scot Vayo
Senior VP, Property Management
Mitchell Rager
VP, Portfolio Management
Jennifer Seeley
Senior VP, Corporate Administration

Scot Vayo is a Regional Manager for Prime Group, overseeing the daily operations of over 80 facilities located in 11 states. For 10 years prior to joining Prime Group, he was Director of Property Operations for Casey Storage Solutions, where he managed a portfolio of storage facilities throughout New England. Prior to that time, Scot held operations positions with Sears and Target. Scot is based in Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Self Storage Association.

Mitchell Rager is responsible for revenue and cash flow optimization and supports a wide array of property management functions at Prime Group.  Prior to joining Prime Group, Mitchell was a Financial Analyst for IntegraOptics.  He has a BS in Corporate Finance from Siena College.

Jennifer Seeley is responsible for corporate administration and has 11 years of experience in real estate and operations. Having joined Prime Group in 2005, Jennifer has successfully managed the firm’s marketing, risk management, licensing and insurance activities. Jennifer has a BS in Business Management from SUNY Adirondack and is a Notary Public.

Karin Doughty
VP, Accounting

Karin Doughty handles the accounts payable function for Prime Group and oversees various financial and administrative activities of the firm. She has over 20 years of accounting experience and is a Notary Public. Karin joined Prime Group in 2010.