A. Starke “Tracy” Taylor III, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tracy Taylor is the President and CEO of Move It Management, LLC. Over the past 40 years, he has participated in all aspects of the real estate industry, primarily focusing on self storage.
He has been involved in real estate investments, including development and management of self storage facilities, business centers, shopping centers, commercial developments, multi-family housing, office buildings and land holdings in many different areas of the United States. Mr. Taylor has owned and/or operated more than 100 self storage properties across the eastern portion of the U.S.
For many years, Mr. Taylor partnered with George Watson in Watson & Taylor Management Inc. In 2013, the team formerly known as Watson & Taylor joined Mr. Taylor to establish Move It Management, LLC.
Tracy Taylor has served as Chairman of the Self Storage Association (SSA), the only not-for-profit national self-storage industry association. He is on the Board of Directors of the Large Operators Council of the Self-Storage Association, a select group of operators of multiple facilities who share operating information and management expertise.
Mr. Taylor has been a presenter at numerous self storage conventions and meetings and is a prominent expert in the self storage industry. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a public REIT. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is married to Diane Taylor. He is the father of five children and has ten grandchildren.
Anne Sullivan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Anne Sullivan is the Vice President and CFO for Move It Management, LLC. She has served in that position since the company was founded in 2013.
Mrs. Sullivan previously served in the same position with Watson & Taylor Management, Inc. She is responsible for the oversight of all accounting functions, including payroll, financial reporting and cash management. In addition, she is responsible for banking relationships, as well as investors and tax accountants. Mrs. Sullivan is a graduate of Ohio State University. She is married and the mother of four children.
Diane Taylor, Vice President of Administration
Diane Taylor is Vice President of Move It Management, LLC. She is responsible for human resources and benefit matters. In addition, she oversees general operations of the company’s self storage portfolio. Prior to the formation of Move It Management, LLC in 2013, Mrs. Taylor served in a similar position with Watson & Taylor Management Inc., beginning in 2002.
In previous years, Mrs. Taylor worked as a legal secretary, a stockbroker and was a top producer with the Henry S. Miller Company in the Income Property Division. She also worked in the Human Resources Department of a division of General Motors in St. Louis.
Mrs. Taylor has also been active in numerous civic, charitable and social organizations. Mrs. Taylor is a graduate of the Business Honors Plan (BHP) of the University of Texas at Austin and is the first woman to graduate from that program. She has been active in the Texas Self Storage Association as well as the national Self Storage Association. She is married to Tracy Taylor and is the mother of five children and the proud grandmother of ten grandchildren.
Tom Maxfield, Director of National Operations
Tom Maxfield is the Director of National Operations for Move It Management, LLC. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Texas Tech University and enjoyed a successful career in domestic and international risk management of telecom network facilities before joining the self storage industry in 2003.
During the last decade, Mr. Maxfield has not only been active in the daily operations of Watson & Taylor Self Storage and Move It Self Storage, but he has also been a regular contributor to the national Self Storage Association, Texas Self Storage Association, and several other state self storage associations.
Mr. Maxfield has become a popular speaker and writer on a variety of subjects impacting successful self storage operations, including disaster recovery, personnel development, digital marketing, revenue management, and property turnaround plans. He also publishes a blog on self storage topics. He is married with two children and four beautiful grandchildren.
Katherine White-Spunner, Financial Analyst
Katherine White-Spunner is the Financial Analyst for Move It Management. She is responsible for sourcing and analyzing all potential acquisitions and discovering and maintaining knowledge of the latest self storage market trends.
Additionally, she manages the broker relations, due diligence coordination, property valuation, and micro-market analysis for all Move It Self Storage acquisitions. Ms. White-Spunner is also involved with the ongoing monitoring of the managerial and financial performance of all Move It Storage properties. She has experience modeling and creating financial packages for both existing properties as well as new developments. She has worked on development/expansion opportunities internally, as well as in a third-party or consulting role for external clients and investors.
Ms. White-Spunner received a B.S. in Business Management & Administration from Auburn University.
Vanessa Stephens, Executive Administration Assistant
Vanessa Stephens joined Move It Management, LLC, in November of 2014 as Executive Assistant to Tracy Taylor and the Move It Management team. Her various job duties include creating packages to give to investors on potential properties that Move It would like to acquire, maintaining property files and assisting those with their needs in the corporate/field offices.
Prior to Move It, Mrs. Stephens worked at CBRE, Inc. and Staubach Retail as Executive Assistant and a Marketing Coordinator. She attended school at Richland College. Mrs. Stephens has lived in the Dallas area all of her life and recently moved to Rockwall. She and her husband have a 5-year-old daughter, a 6-month-old daughter.