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Five Thirty-Three Muirfield Drive
City of Atlantis, Florida 33462
877-622-5508 ex 81




RK began his self-storage career in 1985, converting incubator space to self-storage use.  He then joined National Self Storage and while there was a Partner in Self Storage Mortgage Corp His self-storage financings total in excess of $200 million.  After his finance career, RK joined the Amsdell Companies where RK was responsible for the acquisition and integration of more than $125 million in self-storage properties.  Since that time, RK has worked and consulted on behalf of clients and employers, analyzing, acquiring, developing and integrating a wide variety of self-storage projects.  During his career, RK has underwritten over three billion dollars in self-storage transactions.  He estimates he has reviewed over 8,000 sites, analyzed 400 million square feet of storage space and personally seen more than 480,000 roll up doors!

RK is now the President of Coast-To-Coast Storage, offering feasibility studies, site selection, financing, management consulting, marketing and technology repositioning of older first generation facilities to compete with state-of-the-art stores.  Coast-To-Coast has taken the initiative to expand the self-storage world to include mobile storage, RV/Boat Storage and Condominiums, records management and store-within-a-store profit centers.  Coast-To-Coast is the world’s leading self-storage consultancy firm.  

In September, 2005, RK and co-author Scott Duffy released the book “How To Invest In Self Storage” through the publisher Minico.  Book sales are brisk and the book is available on-line at and  His second and third books, “How to Make Money In Self-Storage” and “How to Make More Money In Self-Storage” are now available.

RK lives in South Florida, where he is active in his Church community, golf, boating, beach activities and nearly anything that takes him into the sunshine with his wife Lorraine.
A world-wide industry known speaker, author and expert witness, RK has experience in acquiring, developing, managing and financing self-storage properties.


Providing the highest level of personal service and attention to a targeted audience, though the application of experience, expertise and skills.


As an individual, I have one of the most recognized personal “brands” in the Self-Storage industry. With over 20 years in the Self-Storage industry, I have become a highly visible entity and am regarded by some as the pre-eminent expert in Self-Storage.


  • Perhaps No Individual Has Underwritten More Self-Storage Transactions
  • I Have Designed And Implemented Turnkey Finance, Development And Acquisition Teams And Systems
  • I Am A Proven “Closer”
  • I Have Consistently Demonstrated The Highest Level Of Personal And Professional Integrity, Morals And Ethics



  • Site Selection
  • Market Selection
  • Feasibility
  • Preliminary Design
  • Underwriting
  • Due Diligence


  • Strategic Planning
  • Underwriting
  • Due Diligence
  • Integration


  • Underwriting
  • Profit Optimization
  • 1x1 Marketing
  • Buyer Representation
  • Due Diligence
  • Creating Value-Added Relationships


  • Consulting
  • Branding
  • Repositioning


  • Consulting
  • Brokerage
  • Underwriting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Negotiating
  • Closing


  • Integration
  • Development
  • Own And Control Over 400 Domains, Most Self-Storage Related


  • Consulting

Vertical Expertise Includes

  • Self-Storage
  • Rv/Boat/Vehicle Storage
  • Mobile/PUD Storage
  • Pack & Ship Integration
  • Car Wash Integration
  • Local Moving Franchise Integration


Co-Author Of The Book: “How To Invest In Self-Storage” Published By Minico, September 2005 Author Of Over 100 Articles On Self-Storage As Published In:

  • Inside Self-Storage
  • The Messenger
  • Self-Storage Now
  • The Telegraph
  • Texas Mini-Storage Association Magazine


Worldwide Speaking Engagements Including

  • All Across The U.S.
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Prague, Czechoslovakia


Arizona State University, 1975 - 1979, Business Administration


Coast-To-Coast LLC
President & Founder  2000 – Current

  • World’s Largest And Leading Self-Storage Consultancy Firm
  • Office Nationwide
  • Current Billings Near $600,000 Annually

Educational Resources, LLC
President & Managing Member 2005 - Current

  • Develop Seminars
  • Lead Presenter
  • Corporate Mentor

Self-Storage Educational Network
Sr. Presenter 2005 – Current

  • First Three Presenters In The Network

Extra Space Storage
Sr. VP Acquisition and Integration  1998 - 2000

  • Designed And Established An Acquisition/Development Machine Poised To Build A $1,000,000,000 Company
  • Created And Implemented Integration Systems For Portfolio Acquisition
  • Underwrote $250M Acquisitions
  • Underwrote $130M Development Projects
  • Hired And Trained Current Sr. VP Of Mergers And Acquisitions

U-Store-It/The Amsdell Companies
V.P Acquisitions 1996 - 1998

  • Closed Over $100M In Small Self-Storage Transactions In 13 Months
  • Closed Over $50M In Self-Storage Development Projects
  • Created And Implemented Acquisition Department Poised To Take The Company Public
  • Underwrote In Excess Of $300M In Transactions
  • Assisted in Financing the transactions
  • Hired and trained current Director of Acquisitions

National Self-Storage/Self-Storage Mortgage Corp.
V.P  1990-1995

  • Set Record For The Largest Arms-Length Finance Transaction ($63M)
  • Created/Designed/Implemented Underwriting for Nomura Securities Self-Storage Conduit Program
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Director of Special Mortgage Servicing


1992 –  2006 Self-Storage Association
Served On Various Committees
Served On Eastern US Regional Board Of Directors
2005 – 2006   Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent
2004 – 2006 Licensed Florida Mortgage Broker (Individual)
2004 – 2006 Licensed Florida Mortgage Brokerage Business
2001 - 2006 Texas Self Storage Association
2004 - 2006 Florida Self-Storage Association
2005 - 2006 Kansas Self Storage Association
2006  Portable Self-Storage Association
1992 – 1993 Formed Nevada Self Storage Association
1986 - 1990 American Management Association


Hispanic Male, Born 11-02-1955
Married, No Children

Hobbies Promoting Biblical Obedience, Boating, Golf, Technology, Internet
Member South Palm Community Church
Old Port Yacht Club
Atlantis Golf And Country Club
Hummer Owners Of The Palm Beaches


  • Troy Bix, Publisher Inside Self-Storage Magazine, Virgo Publishing
  • Marlo Sneddon, Director of Education, Inside Self-Storage Magazine
  • Hardy Good, CEO Minico
  • Denise Nunez, President/Publisher The Messenger Magazine/Minico Publications
  • Martha Morrison, Director of Education, Self-Storage Association
  • Dr. Kenneth Woolley, CEO/Chairman Extra Space Storage
  • Steven Osgood, CFO U-Store-It
  • Charles Allen, Sr. General Counsel Extra Space Storage
  • Scott Duffy, Executive VP Blue Star Aviation, Self-Storage Capital Group
  • Ginny Sutton, Director Texas Self Storage Association
  • Jim Chiswell, President Chiswell & Associates (DIRECT COMPETITOR)


  • Mike Mikkelson, Shurgard
  • Kenneth Woolley, Extra Space
  • Wayne Johnson, Strategic Storage Holdings
  • Steve Hryzsko, U-Store-It
  • Tracy Taylor, Watson & Taylor Management
  • Jeff Anderson, Stor-All
  • Jim Meservey, StorageOne
  • Brian Blankenship, Metro Storage


  • Robert Copper, President Self-Storage 101
  • Robert Vamvas
  • Kraig Haviland, President Haviland Storage Services

533 Muirfield Drive
City of Atlantis, FL  33462
Phone:  877 622-5508 ext 81
Fax:  734 758-7538


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RK Kliebenstein
Lorraine Kay



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