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Mark A. Skeans is the Managing Member of Skeans & Associates, LLC, a commercial real estate firm established in 1987, specializing in commercial development, brokerage, management and leasing.  Since 1999, the primary focus of Skeans & Associates, LLC has been on the Self-Storage industry.


In 1999 Skeans & Associates, LLC developed Mission Road Mini-Storage, a 62,400 square foot, 506-unit, state of the art self storage facility.  It was the first climate-controlled (14.1% of G.L.A.) on the south side of San Antonio.  The project hit 93% stabilized occupancy in the first 18 months.  Mark has owned and managed the property since its inception.

In 2005 Mark was the developer of 3009 Self-Storage, a 3-story, 104,000 square foot, 518-unit, all climate-controlled self storage property on IH-35 in Schertz, Texas.  This $6,000,000 facility won 2nd place “Facility of the Year 2006 – United States” from 183 entries. 

Skeans & Associates, LLC is developing Potranco Road Self-Storage, a two (2) phase project totaling 75,125 square feet.  Phase I, with 24,000 square feet, opens August 2013.  Mark is the managing partner and will oversee the managers responsible for day-to-day operations.

Skeans & Associates is “fee developing” self storage projects for clients in addition to owned developments. Recent fee developments include (1) Mines Road Self Storage, a “green friendly” 69,350 square feet facility, Laredo, Texas; (2) Westover Hills Self Storage, 93,063 square feet, 3 story, San Antonio, Texas; (3) Kyle Parkway Self Storage, 75,000+/- square feet, Kyle, Texas and two retail developments at Weston Oaks subdivision, San Antonio, Texas. Skeans & Associates will oversee and manage these projects after development.

Professional Affiliations
Currently Mark is serving a three (3) year term on the Texas Self Storage Association’s Board of Directors.  The Association has 3,382 member facilities and is the largest State Association in the United States.  He holds the title of Immediate Past President and sits on the Executive, Finance, Ethics and Legislative committees.

Other Experience
From 2001 to 2004 Mark developed a high-end residential neighborhood in Castle Hills, Texas.  He coordinated the efforts of many custom home builders to what is now the thriving prominent community of West Oaks of Castle Hills.

Prior to founding Skeans & Associates, Mark was Director of Commercial Properties for Rand Development Corporation from 1986 through 1987.  He supervised lease negotiations, property management and project management for over 620,000 square feet of office and retail projects throughout Texas.  From 1984 to 1986, he was employed by Rand Development Corporation as Project Manager acting as liaison between the Plano City Planning Department, architect, engineer’s, anchor tenants and project developer for a 117,500 square foot, $16,750,000.00 specialty retail center in Plano, Texas.

Education and Awards
Mark A. Skeans graduated with a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A & M 
University in 1984.  He was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award from the American Institute of Certified Planners 1984; and a four (4) time recipient of the Distinguished Student Award.  Mark served as Co-Chairman, Student Council, College of Architecture, Texas A & M University 1982-1984.