GYS Development Team
Lee provides the executive management for the company. He has delivered property management services for between two and 13 self-storage facilities since 1996. At that time, he was also managing Fredrick Enterprises, Inc. dba Credit Bureau of Lufkin; this family-owned business was an Experian affiliate serving the central east Texas region. In the 90’s, each of the self-storage properties operated independently and operating procedures lacked uniformity. For five years, he worked to develop consistent procedures by sharing the most effective operating strategies at each location. After selling the Credit Bureau in 2002, he has focused exclusively on the improvement and growth of our self storage operations.
Lee Fredrick graduated from the University of Dallas in 1986. He received Master’s degrees from Duquesne University and the Florida State University. His area of specialization is industrial and organizational psychology, and he makes use of this background in facilitating managers to have more productive and satisfying work experiences. He has also earned his LEED Accredited Professional designation from the United States Green Building Council. He has worked in the self-storage business since 1995, and he has worked at all levels of operations, from negotiating purchases to sweeping out units. Lee coordinates with the operations officer on oversight of all store managers, and he manages the financial operations of the company. He also conducts the feasibility studies for acquisitions or new developments and he provides oversight on the construction of new facilities.
Brandon Grebe is an entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and partner of GYS Development LLC, a private real estate company focused on developing, building, and owning best in class self storage facilities across the US. Brandon provides the executive management of the real estate and development services for the company. He has had a focused career in commercial real estate development and construction management, and looks at each project as an enjoyable challenge to bring to realization a ‘new company’ by working with high performing teams. Prior to Brandon getting into the self storage industry, he worked with a private commercial real estate investment and development company where he oversaw and managed projects to grow a real estate portfolio which was in excess of $100m. These projects consisted of a variety of asset classes and geographical locations mainly in Colorado and the BVI (British Virgin Islands) including; Class A+ office, multi-family, retail, restaurants, R&D labs, mixed use buildings, hangar space, flex/warehouse, industrial space, whiskey distillation facility, boutique Inn, and private resorts. He also holds his general contractors license and was responsible for managing an in house team of project managers and superintendents to execute general contracting projects. Brandon has also helped his wife develop and create a business around leasing spaces to salon professionals in a high-end salon environment in their home town of Fort Collins. Through hard work, building trusting relationships, and always looking for ways to create value, Brandon has enjoyed a fast-paced career. His formal education includes undergraduate degrees in both Real Estate/Business and Construction Management from Colorado State University, as well an executive MBA from CSU. He has actively held his real estate license for 10 years and is LEED accredited. Brandon serves on the board of directors of the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, and when not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children that he has been blessed with and enjoys outdoor activities of hunting, camping, golf and snowboarding.
Tony Ollila joined the GYS team in 2017. He helps manage our project entitlements from inception to building permit. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in construction management from Colorado State University and has been managing real estate and construction projects ever since. Tony has worked with a private real estate development company where he managed commercial general contracting projects and assisted with developing new commercial real estate projects. Executing tasks from working with consultants on the design team, managing project budgets and proformas and coordinating with subcontractors in the field. Tony has also helped manage residential projects with a custom home building company. Performing tasks with clients and design teams as well detailed project management in the construction of new homes. Tony enjoys the real estate market and all the different facets that the industry presents.