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Absolute Storage Management is actively seeking to add additional properties to its portfolio through traditional third party management relationships and through joint-venture/acquisition opportunities.

Why use Absolute Storage Management?

Absolute Storage Management, Inc. (ASM), founded in 2002, is the leading provider of third-party management services in the United States. Beginning with three employees and one property under management, the partners of ASM have grown the company to 110+ properties comprising over 6 million square feet. Today, ASM employs talented team members operating in 14 states with its headquarters based in Memphis, Tennessee, and regional offices in Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Jackson, MS, and Charlotte, NC.

ASM’s founding partners have an impressive 60+ years of collected experience in self storage management and acquisition experience dating back to their beginnings in the industry, holding various positions in the 1990s at a national self storage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The partners continue to be closely connected to each of the facilities and clients and believe that their involvement fuels the future growth and development of the properties. This philosophy is built into the way ASM is structured with tiers of property and vendor supervision, all of which have risen through the ranks from property managers to their current positions over the past years.

The partners' approach of managing each facility as if they own it has served them well over the years and continues to generate new referrals and growth opportunities. ASM has been able to consistently deliver outstanding results for its clients because of its strong focus on managing revenues and expenses, using creative marketing techniques, and employing exceptional site and regional managers. ASM's same-store year-over-year revenue growth at the end of the second quarter of 2018 was 5.1%.

Communication is a key to success at all levels and ASM puts a strong focus on effective and timely communications with its clients, team members, and storage customers. Clients have instant access to their property's operating system and are provided with industry leading month-end financials that give both dashboard and detailed analysis into the property's performance. Technology plays a large role in communicating with renters, including the use of social media and the internet to attract new tenants, and the use of email with customers to reduce administrative costs.

ASM's approach to controlled and steady growth within a close-knit trade area has positioned it nicely for future management opportunities. ASM currently manages facilities in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Our Management Performance

Graph Number of Properties Managed by Absolute Storage

Absolute Storage Management Leaders

Michael Haugh - Chairman
Michael Haugh - Chairman

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Michael Haugh is the co-founder and chairman of Absolute Storage Management and has been in the storage industry since 1993. Michael's primary responsibilities include corporate strategy and leading ASM's acquisition and development activities. Under Michael's direction, ASM has developed and acquired over $75MM in properties across six states. Prior to forming ASM in 2002, Michael was a senior executive with Storage USA, the second largest storage REIT at that time. Michael began his self-storage career at Storage USA working as a college intern at the property level. After graduating college, he spent three years as a property manager and district manager, learning the business from the ground up. Thereafter, Michael took on a variety of responsibilities to complement his operations experience, including: working with the company's CFO on joint ventures and equity financing, as well as working with Storage USA's CEO, investing in new development projects and acquiring existing properties.

Michael holds a BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from the University of Memphis, and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations. Michael is a member and active participant in the Memphis chapter of Vistage, and executive leadership and best practices group. He is also active in a number of state and the national storage associations.

Can you guess which fact about Michael is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He started working at the age of 10 on a farm.
  • Jazz is his favorite music.
  • He played rugby in college.
Jasmin Jones - Vice President of Business Development
Jasmin Jones - Vice President of Business Development

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Jasmin grew up in a small town: Jasper, Florida, where there are exactly three traffic lights! She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in business finance. Her hobbies include reading (50 Shades Trilogy is awesome!), watching HGTV, spending time with family and friends, and raising her dog, Chance, to be the best human he can be -- which is clearly not working. Jasmin also serves as the Treasurer of the Georgia Self Storage Association.

Can you guess which fact about Jasmin is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She is a huge supporter of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
  • She loves college football, especially the University of Florida.
  • She goes skydiving every summer.
Matt Bailey - CIO
Matt Bailey - CIO

901-412-3512 ext 703 |

Prior to forming ASM, Matt accumulated five years of experience in the self storage industry and has held a variety of positions, enabling him to amass extensive knowledge of the industry. Starting off as an assistant property manager with a national self storage company, Matt rapidly advanced into management, holding a district manager position for two years, where he supervised 15 self storage properties. Serving as a financial analyst for the next year, he was able to hone his analytical skills before moving on to a highly visible position as Manager of Contact Center Operations, where he supervised a staff of 30. Matt holds a BS in management from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Memphis. He is currently pursuing the CCIM designation. Matt is primarily responsible for property management, marketing, and operations.

Can you guess which fact about Matt is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • His nickname is "Ace".
  • He is a USA Table Tennis Grand Champion.
  • Tool is his favorite band.
Jennifer Barnett - Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer Barnett - Chief Operating Officer

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Jennifer received her BS in Communication from Emmanuel College, and her MBA in Management from Brenau University where she was named the 2016 Outstanding Management Graduate Student. After college she worked as a newspaper reporter for four years before becoming a general manager of a hotel. She has worked for ASM since 2007 and has loved every minute of it. She has an awesome husband and two pretty phenomenal kids. She still has two baby teeth which has to put her in some type of elite club. She is not into sports and is quoted saying that "ideally my husband would move out during football season. I would miss him, but I would get over it."

Can you guess which fact about Jennifer is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • Coffee and massages are her two favorite things.
  • She once sang in a ladies sextet.
  • She loves Disney World.
Scott Beatty - CEO
Scott Beatty - CEO

901-737-7336 ext 704 |

Scott Beatty is the CEO of Absolute Storage Management and has over 18 years of self storage industry experience. Scott's primary responsibilities include the continued growth of the third-party management business as well as traditional CFO functions, such as the oversight of accounting, financial reporting, revenue management, underwriting, human resources, and technology.

Prior to joining ASM in 2003, Scott spent eight years in financial operations and forecasting/budgeting, including four years as a financial executive at Storage USA. His experience includes the development of single-year property budgets along with long-range strategic and financial plans for large scale companies. During his self-storage career, Scott has overseen and managed the annual budgeting and forecasting responsibilities for over 400 properties, along with the creation, generation, and analysis of monthly property financial reports.

Scott holds a BS in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Scott is actively involved with the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business as a mentor in its Memphis Institute for Leadership Education (MILE) program which annually pairs up business executives with elite undergraduates for mentoring and leadership opportunities.

Cherry L. Blanton, CPA – Chief Financial Officer CFO
Cherry L. Blanton, CPA – Chief Financial Officer CFO

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Cherry Blanton is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for financial reporting for 120+ managed properties and oversight of the accounting team which includes five property accountants and two accounting assistants.

Previously, Cherry was a Managing Director/Shareholder for CBIZ MHM, a top ten national financial services and accounting firm. She served attest clients in a wide variety of industries with diverse types of owners ranging from private equity firms to family groups. Her specialized skillset developed through experience with clients in real estate, investments and debt portfolios for the past 18 years.

Cherry is an active licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Business Administration from Faulkner University in Alabama. Cherry currently serves as the Board Treasurer for Financial Executives International and is also past President of the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also holds an Advisory Board position with the University of Memphis MILE (Memphis Institute for Leadership Education) and mentors students in that program.

Can you guess which fact about Cherry is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • I traveled on the NBA team plane with my favorite Memphis Grizzlies players and ate ice cream with their sportscaster Sean Tuohy.
  • My grandfather is the uncle of the ex-governor of Tennessee Ray Blanton who inspired the movie “Marie” starring Sissy Spacek.
  • My favorite movie Walking Tall stars the “Rock” as a good sheriff fighting bad guys based upon true events in my hometown.
Grace Totty - Director of Marketing
Grace Totty - Director of Marketing

901-737-7336 ext 705 |

New Orleans-born and Memphis-bred, Grace is full of life and thrives on experiences. Grace is a University of Memphis graduate that has over 5 years of self-storage experience paired with previous 5 years' experience in customer service industries. Grace's responsibilities include developing marketing strategies for properties managed by ASM including their online presence along with ASM's corporate marketing strategy and select vendor relationships management.

Right now, Grace fills up her weeks with volunteering and weekends experiencing new adventures.

Can you guess which fact about Grace is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She is one of six children.
  • She has skydived three times.
  • She was in a band in college.
Sherry Watkins - Director of Hiring & Transitions
Sherry Watkins - Director of Hiring & Transitions

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Prior to joining the ASM Family nine years ago, Sherry worked for a company traveling the USA marketing & leasing multi-family properties. Prior to that, Sherry was a flight attendant. Travel is now and has been a big part of her lifestyle. Sherry is the Director of Hiring & Transitions and Acquisitions Specialist for ASM. As the Acquisition Specialist, her duties are to, as smoothly as possible, take over a property and get it up and running to the ASM standards, incorporating training, marketing, and our Core Values in the process.

Can you guess which fact about Sherry is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She has five sisters.
  • She was a state swimming champion.
  • She has to watch her weight.
Deana Brunjes - Accountant
Deana Brunjes - Accountant

901-737-7336 ext 706 |

Born in Argentia, Newfoundland of a Navy family, Deana spent most of her younger years traveling the eastern states. Deana attended the University of Memphis, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and then continued her education at Christian Brothers University, where she obtained an accounting degree. Previous to working with Absolute Storage Management, Deana worked 23 years at a biotech firm. In her spare time, Deana enjoys hiking, reading, weaving, and playing bassoon.

Can you guess which fact about Deana is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She likes to cross country ski.
  • She is a big Dallas Cowboys fan.
  • She is terrified of whitewater rafting.
Warren Ransom - Accountant
Warren Ransom - Accountant

901-737-7336 ext 707 |

Warren is a Memphian born and bred. He recently graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Warren got connected with ASM through the MILE Program, where he meet CFO Scott Beatty. Fast forward two years later and he is now employed by ASM (as of May 2015!) As an accountant with ASM, he is responsible for ensuring the accounting functions of the properties are handled smoothly and accurately. He enjoys reading books on leadership, spending time with family and friends, and serving at his local church.

Can you guess which fact about Warren is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He is an eagle scout.
  • He has been deep sea fishing.
  • World domination is on his bucket list.
Aleah S. Cole - Accountant
Aleah S. Cole - Accountant

901-737-7336 ext 701 |

Aleah Cole holds a BBA in Accounting from The University of Memphis (Magna Cum Laude) with a minor in Music. She also has an MBA from The University of Memphis and is CPA licensed in Tennessee. Aleah joined ASM in July of 2014 with previous accounting and tax experience in the public accounting, banking, REIT, and hotel industries. Her hobbies include kayaking, golf, traveling abroad, playing French horn in an orchestra, and watching movies with her husband, Jason.

Can you guess which fact about Aleah is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She loves the New York Yankees.
  • She has always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon.
  • She loves country music.
Susan Riley - Accountant
Susan Riley - Accountant

901-737-7336 ext 708 |

Susan was born in Boston, MA, a child of a Navy family, and moved to Memphis, TN at the age of 4. Susan started her college career at the University of Memphis and ended up at Strayer University where she received her BS in Accounting in March of 2017. Before working with Absolute Storage Management, Susan worked in law enforcement at the District Attorney's office in Memphis, working in many different areas, including Domestic Violence Unit, Gang Unit, and Drug Court. She is married to a wonderful man, Jeff, who is an excellent step father to their 2 kids Gavin (14) and Amy (13). She enjoys the outdoors, especially trips to the mountains in northern Arkansas.Susan also loves reading and you can often find her listening to audiobooks. She also likes karaoke. She is always up for some singing!

Can you guess which fact about Susan is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She was friends with Justin Timberlake while growing up.
  • She enjoys going to as many concerts as she can!
  • She originally started college as an elementary education major.
Marti Jordan - Regional Manager
Marti Jordan - Regional Manager

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Marti was born and raised in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Dekalb Community College and the Culinary Institute of Atlanta (part of the Art Institute). She owned a catering business for 12 years before getting into the storage industry, mainly due to her brother's influence (he is a storage owner with two facilities in South Georgia). She has worked for ASM for more than five years now and continues to love learning the different aspects of the industry.

Can you guess which fact about Marti is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She likes conflict.
  • She loves to garden.
  • She is addicted to ice cream.
Sheddrick Johnson - Regional Manager
Sheddrick Johnson - Regional Manager

601-503-8072 |

Sheddrick grew up in Pearl, MS (go Pirates!). He graduated from Pearl High School then attended Hinds Community College and Belhaven College, where he majored in accounting before switching to business administration. He worked in the rental car industry for 13 years before joining the ASM family. His hobbies include working out, reading (Dean Koontz is one of his favorite writers), watching tennis, and spending time with his family.

Can you guess which fact about Sheddrick is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He has visited the Grand Cayman Islands 4 times.
  • He is a big tennis fan.
  • He enjoys tight rope walking.
Jennifer Howell - Senior Regional Manager
Jennifer Howell - Senior Regional Manager

901-488-3407 |

Jennifer Howell's drive, passion, and creative mind make her ideally suited for the position of Regional Manager with Absolute Storage Management. Her distinguished 11+ year career with ASM started as an assistant manager and she rapidly excelled at each position along the way. Jennifer and her growing team are currently managing over 1.4 million sq ft of storage space for some very happy property owners. Jennifer grew up in Germantown, TN, where she attended school and met her husband of 25+ years. Jennifer's career path was originally in aviation. She attended Business Air in Oklahoma City and could have been the next Amelia Earhart but a growing family brought her back to the Midsouth. Jennifer currently resides in the small town of Moscow, TN. Jennifer is extremely active in her community. She sits on the PVA of the Mid-South fund raising board and holds a leadership position on the Recreation Committee for the City of Moscow. She previously sat on the TNSSA board for 2 terms as well. Although her kids are on their own and off to college she has no plans of slowing down. She recently purchased her own kayak and plans to paddle away every chance she gets.

Can you guess which fact about Jennifer is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She has a parakeet named Eleanor Jane that she named after a property manager she once knew.
  • She once dressed up like a clown and performed the chicken dance to motivate her team.
  • She is married to the Mayor, making her the First Lady of Moscow.
Scott Hager - Regional Manager
Scott Hager - Regional Manager

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Scott began his foray into property management with the apartment industry in Atlanta working with new construction lease-ups and acquisitions. He further honed his customer service and sales skills with big box retailers such as WAL-MART and specialty retailers such as Hallmark Retail. Scott began his career with ASM as an assistant. He lives in Hendersonville with his two children.

Can you guess which fact about Scott is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He wants to vacation in New Zealand.
  • He wants to snorkel/dive on the barrier reef.
  • Spending time at the beach holds no interest for him.
Chris Hedrick - Regional Manager
Chris Hedrick - Regional Manager

901-210-0022 |

Chris began his working life in pizza delivery where he worked for 12 years. He helped make, bake, and deliver over $1 million in pizzas. He left there to work in home improvement for 15 more years at Home Depot. He started at ASM 2 years ago as an assistant manager. He has 2 wonderful children and 4 marvelous grandkids. When not working, he spends most of his time with his 4 grand kids. He is an avid fan of College and Pro football. ROLL TIDE!

Can you guess which fact about Chris is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He has either prepared, baked, or delivered 1 million pizzas.
  • He has smoked on an airplane.
  • He has visited 5 continents.
Duncan Earle - Director of Technology
Duncan Earle - Director of Technology

615-873-0686 |

Duncan grew up in Louisville, KY and moved to Bloomington, Indiana to attend Indiana University. In college he worked as an intern for the local Humane Association and then at a lost cost spay neuter clinic. After graduating he started his career in the storage and shipping industry, where he has worked for almost 9 years. After joining the ASM team in 2012, he relocated to Nashville, TN with his beautiful fiance Jennifer. They refer to their dogs as their beautiful children with tails and spends his free time taking them to the lake for a swim; his mantra is "a tired dog is a good dog". When not at the lake he makes time for golf, cooking for friends on Sundays, and watching football. Go Broncos!

Can you guess which fact about Duncan is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He worked as a roadie for Metallica on the Speed of Sound Tour.
  • He got lost while hiking with a group and ended up 2 states from his car.
  • He enjoys full contact Bingo.
Misty Stegall - Senior Regional Manager
Misty Stegall - Senior Regional Manager

704-650-9617 |

Misty was born and raised in Concord, North Carolina. She has a teenage daughter that is very involved with sports in school. Her daughter will be graduating in 2018 with high honors from TCS. Misty is very dedicated and committed to all tasks that are given to her. Her greatest sense of accomplishment is seeing the dedication and success of her team members. Misty finds the most peace sitting in her lounge chair at the beach with her toes in the sand.

Can you guess which fact about Misty is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She was a first chair clarinet player in high school.
  • Her dream is to retire to an island somewhere.
  • She has 15 animals.
Michelle Dean - Senior Regional Manager
Michelle Dean - Senior Regional Manager

704-792-1500 |

Michelle joined the ASM family as a part time Assistant Property Manager in 2010. Michelle is a Certified Self Storage Manager and was named Manager of the Month by the NCSSA in 2014. She now enjoys the responsibilities, challenges, and travel as a Regional Manager. She is the proud mother of 2 great girls, and loves spending time with her husband of 20+ years.

Can you guess which fact about Michelle is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She has lived in 8 states.
  • Dizzy Dean was a distant relative of her husband's family.
  • Her dogs' names are Peabody and Sherman.
Rachel Tant - Financial Analyst
Rachel Tant - Financial Analyst

901-737-7336 ext 711 |

Rachel is from Annapolis, MD; she graduated from Towson University (in Baltimore, MD) in 2016, where she obtained her B.S. in Accounting. She was an accounting intern for ASM for 2 summers while in college, but is now working in the Acquisitions department. After work she likes to unwind with a nice glass of Merlot and a jigsaw puzzle. On her off days, Rachel likes to go to Shelby Farms Park with her dog Tucker - named after the Baltimore Raven's kicker: Justin Tucker. Rachel has hiked part of the Appalachian Trail and to hike the entire trail, Georgia to Maine, is on her bucket list.

Can you guess which fact about Michelle is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She loves dancing
  • In high school she was Vice President of her student class
  • Her favorite breakfast meat is scrapple
Liz Emmett - Regional Manager
Liz Emmett - Regional Manager

706-207-3966 |

Liz was born and raised in Lawrenceville/Suwanee, Georgia. She started working for ASM part-time in 2006 during college and ended up liking the storage industry and loved the company so much, she decided to make a career out of it. She loves nature, being outside, and listening to music. She has been married for 10 years and they raise and show American when she's not working, you can always find her with a dog!

Can you guess which fact about Liz is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She attended Military School during Highschool.
  • She has 10 dogs.
  • She helped dig a water well for a remote village in Nicaragua.
Shane Carlson - Director of Training
Shane Carlson - Director of Training

901-236-3554 |

Shane is based out of northern Mississippi where he lives with his wife and two children. He holds a degree in Marketing and Business Management, and placed third in the state at DECA's '07 Career Development Conference in the Entrepreneur category.  After college, Shane managed an Edible Arrangements for some years and brought it to being ranked number one in the country for holiday sales before switching careers to storage.  Starting as an assistant manager for ASM in 2014,Shane's ambition to grow within the company has not wavered once.

Shane fills his spare time with restoring his Chevy Nova, planning new business ventures, and preparing for the apocalypse. Shane has a never ending list of hobbies including brewing wine, soap making, camping, raising rabbits, and archery, and an even longer list of experiences ranging from being in marching band to boy scouts to traveling the country to owning a bar. He has lived a very fulfilling life, leaving just one item left on his bucket list, to sky dive.

Can you guess which fact about Shane is false? Email him at for the answer!

  • He played drums in a metal band.
  • He is an avid dirt bike rider.
  • He has a comic book collection of over 1,000 comics.
Dana Joyner - Senior Accounting Assistant
Dana Joyner - Senior Accounting Assistant

901-737-7336 ext 710 |

Dana was born and raised in Collierville, TN. She attended State Tech in 1989 to pursue her accounting degree. As life happens, she postponed her degree and devoted herself in the workforce as an office manager for 10+ years at Premier Packaging and then as an Administrator for 10+ years at FCC Environmental. She has now been with ASM for 8 months. Dana is currently enrolled at Dyersburg State to complete her Associates degree and will follow up at the University of Memphis for her Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She is devoted to her 4 children and now 2 grandbabies. Her hobbies include anything the kids want to do.

Can you guess which fact about Dana is false? Email her at for the answer!

  • She is addicted to motivation and Law of Attraction.
  • She does stand-up comedy on the weekends.
  • She has 2 radio commercials.