Candidates for 2018 Board Election

Facility Owners and Owner Representatives

 J.D. Blacklock, Blacklock Storage, Fort Worth

J.D. Blacklock is the owner of Blacklock Storage and Arrowhead Storage, currently with five facilities in Canyon Lake, Fredericksburg, Fort Worth and Nacogdoches as well as several in development. J.D. learned the business helping with his parents’ self-storage businesses, the first of which was built more than 20 years ago. After college and initial careers in wealth management and real estate, he sought out investors and built his own facilities and is continuing to expand that business. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, J.D. received his Master of Finance degree from Southern Methodist University.

Matt Janes, Rosewood Property Company, Dallas

Matt Janes is a director and asset manager for Rosewood Property Company in Dallas, a multi-faceted, privately-owned real estate firm, and is responsible for the company’s portfolio of more than 40 self-storage facilities nationwide as well as acquisitions and development for the asset class. Prior to his involvement in self storage, Matt was asset manager of the Crescent Hotel and in corporate finance for Neiman Marcus.  He has served on the Large Operator Task Force and participated on a number of panel presentations. Matt holds a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from Southern Methodist University. 

Robert Loeb, SurePoint Storage, Houston

Robert Loeb is president of Robert Loeb and Company, LLC, and general partner in SurePoint Self Storage. Along with his business partners, he owns nine Class A facilities in Texas in the San Antonio and Houston markets and is also a partner in a facility in Fredericksburg. Robert and his partners are active developers in the Houston market as well as in the greater Kansas City market. He has volunteered on the TSSA Board for a total of nine years, serving as president in 2010-2011, and has served on numerous committees and task forces, including the Government Affairs Committee. Robert earned an MBA from Emory University.

JoLea Pingelton, All*Star Storage, Richmond

JoLea Pingelton is the property manager for All*Star Storage, a 780-unit facility. Pingelton is part of the management team for the property owned by her family. Previously she served as regional manager for a mid-sized management company, supervising 10 facilities.  She has led several roundtable discussions at TSSA’s annual conferences and served on the 2017 Conference Committee. JoLea has helped plan content for the Self-Storage News magazine and was featured in the “Managers Corner” column. She is active in the Richmond Rotary Club. JoLea earned her Bachelors of Business Management from the University of Houston-Downtown.