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James Overturf

James Overturf

SVP Marketing and Investor Relations
Extra Space Storage

James Overturf oversees all marketing and corporate communication activities for Extra Space Storage. James had ambitions on being an architect but was quickly brought back to reality by a lack of talent and instead decided to study marketing, economics and statistics. He enjoys skiing, fishing, golf and spending time with his wife and three daughters. James was duped into a career in self-storage from the high-tech industry in the late 90’s by current Extra Space Storage CEO Spencer Kirk.

Self-storage companies are known for making headlines about strange things people find in abandoned units, like NASA rockets and human organs. But at Extra...

Photo: akasped via Flickr   Self-storage isn’t just for suburbanites with minivans. There are plenty of facilities in urban areas, perfect for city-dwellers...

Family Feud has long been one of America’s favorite game shows. But what happens when you use the category of “Self Storage“? The info-graphic...

Photo: H. Michael Arrighi via Flick   Richmond, California, an oasis up the Bay from Berkeley and Oakland, has just gained its most central storage...

Photo: finneycanhelp via Flickr   You’d think that for a city of more than 400,000—second in size only to Denver among Colorado’s cities—Colorado...

Courtesy: City of Westminster The city of Westminster, Colorado, a northwest suburb of Denver, is an urban zone in its own right. With more than 4,000...

  Have you ever needed to quickly find the phone number or address of your storage property when you’re out and about? Or have you ever wanted to...

The summer of 2012 has definitely been newsworthy, one might even say eventful!  The much anticipated London Summer Olympics are truly exciting, but...

The global behemoth that is Extra Space Storage auto-magically appeared in 1977.  However, the story of how Extra Space Storage got started back in the late 60’s.  The credit is all due to the vision and entrepreneurial spirit of former CEO and current board member Ken Woolley.  As a doctoral student at Stanford University (yeah, he’s sorta smart),...

It was with great heartbreak and disappointment that I learned about the divorce of you and Kim Kardashian. Not for the fact that she ended your sham marriage, but for the fact that you were so upset and manic that you moved out of our Hoboken, NJ self-storage property. I get that you were completely “blindsided”, but why Kris, why move out of our...