John George took over the helm in 2010 and manages all aspects of operations for Pogoda Companies. His responsibilities include financial planning/forecasting along with analyzing data for expansions and new acquisitions. His team has produced industry leading revenue growth for multiple years. John ensures that Pogoda properties are the price leader in each market we compete while keeping a close eye on controlling costs, all while maintaining the critical balance between occupancy and revenue. We are fortunate that he has an unwavering focus on maximizing the investment value of each property we manage.
John began his self storage career in 1994 with Storage USA. He was instrumental in Storage USA’s growth from 100 properties to over 650 nationwide in seven short years. He was part of the management team during the sale to both GE and Extra Space Storage.
In 2006 he joined U-Store-It where as a Divisional Vice President his responsibilities included managing nine District Managers, a regional office staff, and leading the operation of 132 self storage facilities in seven states.
John is originally from Portland, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) with a BS in Hospitality Services Management, including Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management.