Leading the Market in Nashville Self-Storage Advisory
The Colliers Self-Storage Group specializes in advising clients in the disposition, acquisition and financing of self-storage facilities throughout the United States. Our singe mission for each client is to utilize our knowledge and experience to exceed expectations. We develop a customized marketing plan for each client to ensure maximum sales proceeds, while minimizing exposure to risk by reducing the transaction timeline. Integrity, ethics and experience guide every interaction and define our service approach with clients and colleagues. We have successfully assisted clients, who range from private investors owning a single facility to publicly traded REIT's in the sale of more than $878 million and 12.2 million square feet of self-storage since 2004.
National Director | Self Storage Group
With a reputation as a key player in self-storage investment sales, James “Ashley” Compton has sold or listed 15.8 million square feet of self-storage sold or listed over the course of his 17 year brokerage career. These transactions are valued in excess of $1.35 billion and place Ashley among top national producers. Upon joining Colliers’ Nashville office in 2016, Ashley was named a national director of self-storage investment sales.
While obtaining his undergraduate degree, Ashley launched his career as an acquisitions analyst for a self-storage REIT. His brokerage experience began at CBRE, where he quickly developed the firm’s Nashville-area practice into a well-known national brand. In 2014 and 2015, CBRE recognized Ashley as the firm’s highest-grossing national self-storage producer. Ashley has served diverse clients including Childress Klein, Bank of America, GE Capital Corporation, Babcock & Brown, Westport Properties, Regions Bank, and U-Haul International.
Before acquiring a master’s of business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Mississippi’s School of Business, Ashley earned a bachelor’s in finance and real estate from the University of Memphis.