We acquire and build leading self-storage businesses throughout Continental Europe.
Europa Storage Group is a self-storage enterprise backed by a global investment group with a mission to build a leading pan-European, institutional quality self-storage business across the European continent.
Leveraging our deep investment experience on a global level, as well as best-in-class construction and operational management practices, we are able to deliver on two key priorities - building a portfolio of self-storage facilities that provide the highest quality service to our customers, and maximum value creation for all stakeholders in the Europa Storage Group platform.
We are backed by permanent capital, and are a team of entrepreneurs ourselves, so our approach is long term oriented, open minded, and flexible.
Our Acquisition Process
Share Some Info
We will ask you to share a limited set of operational and financial metrics on your business, and will sign an NDA to protect your confidential information.
We make an offer
Within 7-10 days we will put together a preliminary offer, along with any material contingencies we need to address before closing. Most of the time our offers will be cash offers upfront.
We Get a Deal Done
After 30-60 days of standard legal, financial, and operational due diligence, we should be ready to close. We are flexible on your level of involvement post-closing. Our primary goal is a structure that makes business sense for both sides.
Our ideal acquisitions meet the following criteria:
We are focused on freehold assets, or at a minimum, leasehold assets with long lease terms (+6 years) and/or an option to convert to freehold at lease expiration.
We prefer sites that are at least 2,000 square meters of rentable space, but will consider smaller sites if there is room for expansion or they are strategically located in a dense, urban environment.
While we will look at assets in any country on the continent, our primary focus is on top 5 MSAs within Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Other factors that play into how we value assets are demographic conditions and trends in your trade area, exact location and visibility of the site, and the relative ease of local regulations on self-storage expansions and developments.
Our acquisitions often involve taking a good business, and trying to make it into a great one. That may mean providing a local operator partner with the capital and expertise to scale up through acquiring new sites in their trade areas. Other times it means refining the operational and marketing infrastructure behind their self-storage business to raise the performance bar to an institutional quality level.
In all cases, when we have local partners that wish to remain in the business, we view our role as a true partner in helping achieve their growth ambitions together.
If you are the owner of a self-storage business that fits our criteria, we would love to talk
Jeff has 15 years of experience as a global investor and entrepreneur. As the Managing Partner of Volta Global, the parent company of Europa Storage Group, Jeff has led investments in dozens of industries including building Volta Global’s self-storage portfolio in the United States which totals over 300,000 square feet of existing facilities, ground-up developments, and conversions of retail real estate into class A self-storage. Jeff also co-founded an innovative educational technology company and oversaw the company’s early growth to a 30 person enterprise and $35M global business.
Jeff holds an MBA from Yale University and an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ubiq, Syntheon, Veneration Holdings, and Common Threads.
Zach is a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional with over 15 years of experience. Prior to Europa Storage / Volta Global, he was the CFO at Life Wear Technologies, Inc., a pain management medical supply company. As CFO, Zach was responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, and human resources as well as driving the growth of the business.
In addition, Zach spent several years as the Financial Controller of LifeSync, Corp, a private equity backed medical device manufacturer and distributor of patient monitoring connectivity supplies. Zach spent the early part of his career in public accounting at BDO USA.
Zach holds a BA in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College, of the City University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
Developments & Operations
Over 8 years of real estate investment, operations management, and ground-up development experience. Prior to Volta Global and Europa Storage, Mr. Burnett served as the sponsor and developer for a 90,000 SF, class-A, Extra Space Storage managed facility in the Southeast US where he managed all aspects of the development lifecycle.
Logan graduated from Wake Forest University with a dual degree in Economics and Psychology, and is currently an Executive MBA candidate at Columbia University (‘21).
Juan has over 5 years of experience as an investor and entrepreneur.
As an Associate of Volta Global, the parent company of Europa Storage Group, Juan brings a wide breadth of experience as he has led acquisitions and investments accross asset classes including Venture Capital, Private Equity, Real Estate and Public Markets.
He graduated with a bachelor of science in International Business and Finance from Bryant University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico. He also completed a certificate at the Real World Risk Institute in New York.
5 years of experience in Real Estate and Finance.
Prior to Europa Storage Group / Volta Global, Mr. Murillo worked at Citibank in the Institutional Clients Group where he assisted clients all across Latin America. Before Citibank and throughout university, Mr. Murillo worked at Absolut Financial Resources, a boutique Commercial Real Estate Finance firm where he was responsible for sourcing senior debt, mezzanine financing, and preferred equity.
BBA from Florida International University with a concentration in Finance.
Our Latest Acquisitions
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We are actively looking across Europe for new facilities and operating partners to bring into our platform. If you are a self-storage operator, or an owner of facilities that fit our acquisition criteria, we would love to speak to you.