FORMER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 2004 -2016
“I have known Alan since his Shurgard days and respect and trust in his knowledge, experience, creative thinking and extensive network of contacts which has grown into a friendship.
When challenged with creating a growth strategy for Travelodge in the London area, Alan was my first call and helped shape my plans and, in the process, became an integral member of the team delivering a succession of valuable additions to the hotel network. ”
ROBERT IS NOW PROPERTY DIRECTOR WITH TECHSPACE
FORMER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 2008 - 2016
I have known & worked with Alan over the last 15 years, 10 of those on the Travelodge expansion program. He is tenacious, thorough, and unrelenting in his pursuit of uncovering opportunities that others have not seen or simply do not have the will power and patience to follow through with. Alan is an excellent relationship builder and avid networker, more often than not he is at the hub of team building and social events, and above all else, I would certainly count him as a good friend.
NEIL IS NOW DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR WITH STAYCITY
FORMER PRESIDENT, SHURGARD EUROPE (1996-2003)
Alan Hill and I worked together at Shurgard Europe from the time he joined us in 1998 as a UK Development Manager until the time I returned to the US in 2003. Although, as President of Shurgard Europe, I was responsible for overall operations and expansion in 7 different countries, Alan and I worked closely together in the selection and underwriting of sites in the London market, a critical one for Shurgard Europe. Alan was a key member of our team there and during his tenure helped to deliver a first-class network of stores/investments. He accomplished this despite a competitive real estate market where our product was relatively unknown. His diligence, innovative approach and strong connections in the sector were a significant component of this success. A valued member of staff whose amiable nature enabled him to integrate well with his European and American colleagues, Alan Hill was entrusted with our vision and effectively adapted our American model to the English market.
DAVE IS NOW MANAGING PARTNER – CATALYST STORAGE PARTNERS LLC
WAS THE ACQUISITIONS MANAGER AT ACCESS SELF STORAGE FROM 2007/8.
SHE HELD A SIMILAR POSITION AT SAFESTORE SELF STORAGE 2008/10
Alan and I have worked together on a number of projects within the self storage sector. I have always found Alan to be trustworthy, reliable and efficient. He has a wide contact base and a good knowledge of the self storage sector so has been a valuable resource over the years. I have enjoyed working with Alan and look forward to working with him again in the future.
EMMA IS NOW
ACQUISITIONS & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT STORAGE KING
STEFAN NILSSON WAS SVP OF REAL ESTATE AT SHURGARD 1996/2013
Alan showed passion and determination from the first day I met him. Alan was not only passionate of the company, he was very goal driven for the Real estate deals as well. His ability to prioritise immediately if the deal was going to fly or not. This is, based on my knowledge of more than 20 years in business, crucial in order to succeed.
Alan always wants to push for better and he is very professional. Beside his professional skillset and that he is very driven, he is a true People person as well. He makes everyone feel welcome and he’s got humour. Always a pleasure to take on challenges with Allan. Great memories.
I’ll never watch another important Football game involving Manchester United together with Alan again, already did once and it was crazy. Had to buy a new suit after that. Believe it or not, they won the Champions league that night. What would of happened if they’d lost?
STEFAN NILSSON IS NOW CEO AT GREEN STORAGE