York real estate group puts focus on self-storage portfolio

Investment Real Estate Group of Companies (IREGC) of York is retiring its brokerage services and focusing on expanding its Moove In Self Storage portfolio. 

“It’s been a tremendous ride with our talented IREGC team and clients,” CEO John Gilliland said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with the self-storage brokerage community in sourcing additional stores for the Moove in Self Storage portfolio. We’ve developed many wonderful working relationships with our fellow brokers over the years. It’ll be a nice change to be their client instead of a friendly competitor.” 

Gilliland brokered his first self-storage in Hanover in 1997. IGEC started one year later and grew into a national leader with over 100 employees providing services for brokerage, construction, development, feasibility, insurance, and property management. 

Gilliland said while there are exciting plans for IREGC’s future, there is also a feeling of nostalgia for the company’s past. 

“Our core values have always served as a guide to focus on helping others achieve their dreams,” he said. “During our remarkable journey, we’ve met and worked with countless good people in the self-storage industry from Boston to Pittsburgh to Virginia Beach.” 

Having offices in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Connecticut, IREGC completed hundreds of transactions and achieved over $1 billion in sales for clients. The company recently moved into its new headquarters in downtown York to prepare for its transition. 

Additional moves include Christopher Riley being named president and chief operating officer, and IREGC hiring new employees and promoting team members to key positions. 

“It’s truly been humbling to help others in this great industry of ours,” Gilliland said. “We’re excited about the future as we move toward a new chapter here at IREGC.”

Self-storage real estate firm relocates to downtown York

The Investment Real Estate Group of Companies, a full-service, self-storage real estate firm based in York, announced the move to its new headquarters at 320 N. George St. in downtown York.

The 43,000 square-foot, open-concept space “will foster collaboration and cooperation among employees, clients, professional partners and community members,” a release said.

Approximately 35 employees will work from the headquarters, which provides plenty of room for expansion.

The office building is also home to two of IREGC’s vendors who offer support in mergers and acquisition activities and internet marketing strategies.

“I love the energy and hustle and bustle of a thriving city,” said John Gilliland, CEO of the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies. “The continued revitalization of downtown York is important to us, and we wanted to contribute to that effort. We were searching for an office space that matched the same energy as our employees and the company. We have found the ideal space for our new headquarters, and everyone is excited to be a part of the downtown scene.”

The headquarters, purchased from the Kinsley family, is within walking distance to York’s arts and cultural scene, restaurants and shops. It also has a large community space that will be used by John and Denise Gilliland to host events for employees, clients, professional partners and community members.

Founded in 1998, IREGC offers a wide range of services in the self-storage industry, including brokerage, feasibility studies, construction, development and property management.

In addition to the York headquarters, the company has properties in Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Iowa and elsewhere in Pennsylvania.

To date, IREGC has listed and sold over $1 billion of self-storage in 500 transactions, managed more than 75 properties in eight states, and helped clients develop and build more than 2.5 million square-feet of self-storage.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer