Adam Pogoda, President

Adam joined the company at the beginning of 2018 to identify new avenues of growth both within and outside of the self-storage industry.  He strategically seeks new opportunities to purchase existing self-storage facilities and to develop new ones.  Prior to joining Pogoda Companies, Adam was a Vice President at East End Capital, a private equity real estate company based in New York City, and was responsible for finding and sourcing all New York acquisitions.  Over his eight-year career at East End, Adam was an integral part of all acquisitions and asset management activities, facilitating East End in the purchasing of $1.5 billion of office, retail and multifamily properties. Adam’s background in both acquisitions and asset management affords him the ability to creatively structure deals, discover value-add potential within properties, and detect operating inefficiencies.

Pogoda Companies’ strong reputation and network within the industry has aided Adam in sourcing deals, while his experience assessing over 300 deals a year at East End Capital provides him with an incomparable ability to evaluate untapped potential.  In addition to acquisitions, Adam collaborates with the entire Pogoda team to evaluate ways to continually modernize and streamline everyday operations of the existing portfolio.

Earlier in his career, Adam was an analyst at Ruben Companies, where he gained valuable hands-on experience with acquisitions, development, and operational oversight of the firm’s office and residential portfolio. He entered the world of institutional real estate at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company in San Francisco, where as an analyst, he underwrote approximately $1 billion in loans.

Adam has a B.S. in finance and real estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.