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Magellan’s proven track record of success is owed to the company’s core strengths of experience, industry relationships, speed of execution, and effective asset management.


Kevin Staley

Mr. Staley is a Principal and Co-founder of The Magellan Group.

Prior to co-founding The Magellan Group in 1990, Mr. Staley was a Partner in the Los Angeles office of the Trammell Crow Company. He led a five-year redevelopment effort to transform the 35-acre Uniroyal tire factory into the award-winning Citadel, a $120 million mixed-use project in the City of Commerce. Prior to working for the Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Staley spent five years as a Marketing Representative for IBM in New York and two years in Japan with Matsushita and Time-Life Educational Systems.

Mr. Staley holds an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Self Storage Association and is a licensed real estate broker and general contractor. Mr. Staley, his wife, children and Magellan have been very supportive of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mr. Staley is a Trustee Emeritus of the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California, is a member of the Harvard Club of New York City and enjoys golf.


Martin Slusser

Mr. Slusser is a Principal and Co-founder of The Magellan Group.

Prior to co-founding Magellan, Mr. Slusser was a Division Partner in the Los Angeles office of the Trammell Crow Company where he acquired and developed 22 projects valued at over $350 million, negotiated 200 leases and managed the Asset and Property Management Groups responsible for 13 million SF of space. As a leasing agent, he leased 3 million SF of industrial space and received the top-leasing award in the company three years in a row. Prior to working for the Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Slusser was employed in the real estate finance group at Morgan Stanley in New York as well as for the Newhall Land & Farming Company in Newhall, California.

Mr. Slusser received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB degree from Stanford University. He is currently a member of the Stanford University President's Fund.


Yolanda Hirang

In her role as Controller, Ms. Hirang leads the financial group responsible for the finance and administration of Magellan Group, Inc.’s industrial and storage asset portfolios, its affiliated entities and joint venture properties. Ms. Hirang has oversight for equity investment reporting, risk management and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Hirang brings with her over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Magellan, Ms. Hirang worked with MJW Investments Inc. as Controller in charge of all finance and accounting related activities for its over $500M diversified real estate portfolio of commercial, residential/multifamily and student housing properties. Ms. Hirang also spent 12 years as Controller for Cohen Asset Management Inc., in charge of investment accounting and financial reporting for co-mingled and separate fund accounts with asset value of over $600 Million. Prior to Cohen Asset, she worked as Controller for Denley Investments, Inc. for its privately held fund with asset value of over $300 Million.

Ms. Hirang is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nueva Caceres in the Philippines. She has completed training with Andersen Consulting in Operations Auditing and has attended business classes at the University of California in Los Angeles.

As an active member of the Los Angeles community, she is involved in numerous philanthropic organizations such as the St. Brendan Parish Homeless Ministry, Hope-net and Meals on Wheels Program.


Kari Kaltenborn

Mrs. Kaltenborn is the Director of Asset Management for The Magellan Group and Director of Operations & Marketing for Magellan Storage. She has been with the company since 2005.

As the Director of Asset Management for The Magellan Group, Mrs. Kaltenborn oversees property management, rent collection, leasing, annual budgets, property risk assessment, forecasting and tenant relations.

As Director of Magellan Storage, Mrs. Kaltenborn managed approximately 7,000 units and 20 employees at its peak. Mrs. Kaltenborn comes from a background in self-storage operations as her family has been involved in self-storage as owners/operators for over 20 years. For Magellan Storage, she is responsible for creating and implementing company operational plans at the facility level including recruitment and training of facility managers, customer service, property leasing and goals, tenant delinquencies, current tenant inquiries, property safety regulations, marketing, advertising and annual budgets. She is also involved in the acquisition and development process for both product types.

Mrs. Kaltenborn has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Minor in Business from the University of Southern California where she also holds her Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Real Estate Development. She currently serves on the Education Committee for the National Self Storage Association. Mrs. Kaltenborn and Magellan Storage are active supporters of Kure It cancer research and have been involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk and fundraiser.


Daniel Jacobs

An Associate at the Magellan Group, Daniel currently handles Magellan’s financial analysis and assists the property management and development team.

Prior to joining The Magellan Group, Daniel spent two summers in Congress working on Representative Doris Matsui’s staff.

Daniel graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014, where he double-majored in Economics and International Relations. While a student, Daniel co-published emerging markets income convergence analyses with a senior Economics professor.