(Atlanta, GA – March 8, 2023) – Mike Vahle has been named Managing Partner of Capital Growth StoreGuard (StoreGuard), a new affiliate company of Capital Growth Buchalter that develops new Class-A self-storage facilities, as well as acquires and optimizes existing facilities.
As the Managing Partner of StoreGuard, Mike Vahle provides leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for all of the company’s acquisition, development, and redevelopment functions. He brings over 16 years of real estate development and executive leadership experience to the role, along with a passion for improving the communities in which he works. His systematic approach to business includes building strong relationships and data-driven decision making.
Prior to joining StoreGuard, Mike was the Regional Vice President of real estate development for Public Storage, the largest owner-operator of self-storage in the world, where he led all development and redevelopment efforts in the southeastern U.S. Mike began his real estate career with RAMCO Developments, a small boutique firm that developed multiple asset classes while seeking the highest and best use for well-located real estate. In his subsequent position, he led a development team at Walmart that delivered over 60 new stores. All told, Mike has developed 14.3M square feet of property valued at $2.2B.
“Mike’s extensive experience in his previous roles makes him the perfect person to lead StoreGuard in this growing industry to provide clean, safe and innovative storage solutions,” said Eric Buchalter, Managing Partner and co-founder of StoreGuard.
After graduating from West Point, Mike spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer. Renovating local schools during a deployment to Baghdad gave Mike his first taste of making meaningful physical improvements in a community, serving as an inspiration for his future career in real estate development.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Tulane University. Veteran-oriented service organizations are meaningful to Mike, especially Fisher House Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. He is also an active member of his church. Mike and his family live in north Atlanta where they enjoy traveling and outdoor activities.
About Capital Growth StoreGuard
Capital Growth StoreGuard, also known as StoreGuard, specializes in the acquisition, development, and repositioning of self-storage facilities throughout the US. Our highly competent team of development, finance, legal, engineering, project management, and construction experts actively value-engineer projects to achieve the highest and best use for each property. The team’s unique ability to quickly evaluate opportunities and create value in multiple ways comes from our extensive experience of working on hundreds of projects. Additionally, our creative deal structures, commitment to sustainable building practices, and active involvement in our community strengthen each project and partnership we’re a part of. We’re dedicated to providing safe, clean, and convenient storage solutions to customers across the country and serving as a trusted ally in every business relationship. Capital Growth StoreGuard is a proud affiliate of Capital Growth Buchalter.