Management Team

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Ryan Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Smith is a second-generation real estate developer, learning the self-storage industry from his father for the past 15 years. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Management from California State University Long Beach. After his internship with Swinerton Builders, McCarthy Construction brought him on as a project Engineer. In 2006, Ryan moved back to Northern California to join Thomastown Builders, Inc. as project manager as well as a property manager for Thomas Management’s existing properties. Since that time he has grown the portfolio of properties from 3 to 17 and continues to pursue new real estate ventures. His experience includes land acquisition, government entitlements, design & engineering, construction management, marketing, property management, and asset management. He currently maintains a California Real Estate Brokers License and General Contracting license. As President, he oversees the new development pipeline of self-storage and industrial products being delivered to the market.

Jason Belles, President

Jason Belles has been active in real estate development, homebuilding, construction, finance, and related fields for more than 20 years.  He has been successful in the planning, coordinating, directing, and controlling functions of company operations, including managing the debt and equity portfolio for a California homebuilder and completing in excess of $750M in transactions.  

As the CFO of a privately owned, mid-sized development group he was responsible for, and oversaw, the operational, asset, and financial management that included a portfolio of over 500,000 SF of office, 200,000 SF of retail, and 10,000 acres of master planned communities slated for over 25,000 residential units.  During his time there, he spearheaded a distressed housing fund that grew to over $100M in assets in both rental and for sale homes.  

Jason graduated with an MBA in Urban Land Development and a BS degree in Accounting from Sacramento State University.  He also holds a California Real Estate Brokers License.

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Art Taketa, District Property Manager

Art joined NorCal Self Storage Services in 2020 and supports all self-storage properties throughout Northern California. His prior experience in the industry has allowed him to work closely with property owners, managers, and staff to improve the quality of operations while aiming to provide excellent customer service.

Prior to working in the self-storage industry, Art worked as a District Manager for one of the largest contract services management companies. This is where he excelled at multi-unit management while working with many clients in the NorCal market. He is very passionate about customer and client relationships and following up on commitments. Art is also focused on financial reporting, vendor relationships, process improvements, contract management and capital improvement projects.

Art earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii Manoa. This is where he began his professional career and eventually relocated to California.

Dave Dolan, Project Manager

Dave Dolan has been in the construction industry for the past 30 years. After graduating from San Jose State University with a Business degree, Dave went to work for various construction companies to learn the industry from the ground up. As an owner of a construction company for the past 20 years, he has acquired a broad knowledge of all aspects of the construction industry. This knowledge has given him the insight to create construction management processes that are key to producing successful projects. As a Project Manager, he manages a project’s entire production cycle: pre-construction planning, scheduling, budget management, quality control, and client management. He is excited to be a member of the Thomas Management Team, and is committed to its continued success.

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Matt Beil, Security & Tech Consultant

As our in-house Security and Technology Consultant, Mathew has more than 20 years of experience working in information technology and intrusion protection. He started his career with the Local Union 320 IBEW/NECA Sound and Communications and has certifications with government agencies and security industry providers. As a senior technician, he has worked on many public works projects in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation, Army Corps of Engineers, and multiple law enforcement agencies. He has also performed installations for Fortune 500 companies and their executives’ residence security. Mathew enjoys the challenges brought on by industry advancements and client growth and expectations. His forward thinking provides service with custom-tailored solutions that are integrated with a wide variety of systems while maintaining the client’s integrity and security.

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NorCal Self Storage Services

a division of Thomas Management, LLC. manages
numerous storage facility services (buy, manage,
sell, etc.) throughout northern California.

(916) 633-6500

10608 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678