Mr. Gallacher is co-founder of Gallacher Development LLC. His experience includes the development, acquisition and management of over 100 real estate projects within the United States and Europe including self storage, multi-family, industrial, office and medical office buildings.
In 1988 Kelly Gallacher co-founded the Devon Group and affiliated companies. In 1993, he was responsible for sourcing Devon's first investment in the self storage business with the acquisition and conversion of a vacant retail center in Houston, Texas. As a result of that property's success, Mr. Gallacher refocused his activities into the self storage conversion business and converted over 75 existing office, retail and industrial properties into self storage assets throughout the US and Europe.
In August 2000, Gallacher relocated to Europe to oversee the development and management of eight sites - three in France, two in Germany and three in the Netherlands including the first self storage facility built in the Netherlands. In March 2001, he was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom and the European Self Storage Association.
He returned to the U.S. in August 2003. In addition to his service for three years as a board member, he has spoken at numerous self storage conferences in both the U.S. and Europe and authored a variety of articles for the industry.
In February 2005, Kelly was elected to the California Self Storage Association board of directors and in January 2006 was elected president of the board. He is also a member of the AAC (Affiliated Association Council) to the national Self Storage Association and is an advisor to the newly formed Latin America Self Storage Association (LASSA).
In September 2007, Mr. Gallacher was elected to the board of directors of the National Self Storage Association where he has served as Treasurer and as Vice Chairman for 2011 and 2012. In January 2014, he was elected as the Chairman of the SSA International Committee. Kelly continues development of self storage properties in the US and in Brazil.
Prior to 1988, Mr. Gallacher was President of Equitec Properties Company. He began his career in September of 1980 as a leasing agent and worked his way up to President. As President, he managed over $2 billion in real estate assets located in 60 cities and 30 states with over 26 million square feet of office, industrial, multi-family and retail space. His departure from Equitec came shortly after the company was sold in 1987.
Completing his education at Brigham Young University, he graduated in 1980 with a BS degree in Financial Planning. Mr. Gallacher speaks Spanish and is conversant in German. He resides in Granite Bay, California with his wife and family.