Managing hundreds of self-storage units can be stressful – unless you are Frank DiNenna. After 25 years of traveling the world launching new developments, a stint working in affordable housing, and penning a novel, there isn’t much that stresses Frank out these days.
Frank oversees a large self-storage portfolio, managing marketing, accounting, maintenance, strategic improvements, supervision of capital projects, and customer service for scores of self-storage units across a dozen or so facilities in Western Montana. “I went looking for a good group of people to work with,” Frank says. “And I found that at SterlingCMG.”
“Property management is challenging, but storage is a good fit for me,” he says. “I like the pace and the clear cycles of management and maintenance.”
“Property management is challenging, but storage is a good fit for me.”
– Frank DiNenna
After graduating from Cal Poly, his career started in landscaping, where he honed a craft caring for real estate – starting from the ground up. He spent 25 years in golf course development in places like Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
“I think I earned a reputation for taking on difficult projects, the ones no one else wanted,” he says of this time. Once he wrapped up this season as a world traveler, Frank moved back to his home base of Lakeside, Montana for good (finally, his wife might say). In 2013, he earned a real estate salesperson license and started selling property and helping to manage affordable housing complexes in Missoula.
Frank still doesn’t take much time off. On his off days, he spends plenty of time maintaining his two-acre property in Missoula. He enjoys fishing and hiking with his wife, an artist with a talent for many mediums.
We wondered, what restaurant does this world traveler wish he could bring to Missoula? Frank is patiently waiting for a Chili’s – but he would settle for an Olive Garden (you heard it here, Darden Restaurants!). In the meantime, he says Scotty’s Table and The Keep are in rotation for his nights out.