Marcus & Millichap

Thomas Berlin


Tom Berlin has extensive experience in the self storage and real estate industries.  Prior to joining the Marcus & Millichap National Self Storage Group in 2012, Tom was Vice President of Operations at Pogoda Management Company for nearly 13 years.  At the time, Pogoda Management was one of the nation's largest regional self storage facility owners and operators.

Tom ran the day-to-day operations of the company.  In addition, he: 
   - Supervised the design and construction of new single and multi-story facilities along with the conversion of retail and industrial buildings to self storage. 
   - Identified needs and managed renovations of existing facilities.
   - Kept the company up-to-date with trends and developments impacting the self storage industry. 
   - Established and maintained positive relationships with facility owners, investors and tenants.
   - Worked with the State of Michigan legislature in twice revising the Michigan Self Storage Act.
   - Created and implemented innovative marketing programs.
   - Developed and implemented systems to ensure efficient operations at all locations.

Tom helped grow Pogoda Management from six self storage properties to 34 owned and managed facilities totaling over 2.0 million square feet of rental space with 14,000 tenants.  In addition, he was responsible for all operations at two manufactured housing communities with 300 residents in total.

Tom got his start in real estate at Modern Engineering, an international automotive engineering services company, where he was Corporate Facilities Planning Manager for 13 years.  He leased, designed and built-out more than one million square feet of office and industrial space. He was also in charge of property management for multiple facilities totaling over 1.5 million square feet.

Tom has been a speaker at self storage conferences and a contributor to industry trade publications.

Thomas Berlin

Thomas Berlin

Tel: (248) 415-3026
Fax: (248) 415-2610

License:  MI  6502375168

Self Storage Association of Michigan

Associate Member - National Self Storage Group
Associate Member - National Self Storage Group

Associate Member, National Self Storage Group
      Marcus & Millichap
Vice President of Operations
      Pogoda Management Company
Corporate Facilities Planning Manager
      Modern Engineering, a CDI Corp. company

Michigan State University - James Madison College, BA Social Science

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