Brent Hardy is Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Merit Hill Capital. Mr. Hardy has been in the Commercial Real Estate Development, Construction and Asset Management business for over 20 years. Brent was formerly Sr. Vice President of Construction & Capital Asset Management at Extra Space Storage, where he worked for 17 years directing global construction, property development and long term asset preservations efforts. Through his strategic vision and execution, Brent oversaw the “Certificate of Occupancy” and “Property Redevelopment and Expansion” programs maximizing portfolio value. During his tenure he was a major contributor to the overall planned growth implementing essential asset management systems and processes to effectively oversee the firms portfolio of over 1450 assets nationwide. Additionally he was responsible for facility planning and design, property rebranding and corporate procurement efforts maximizing global buying power. Mr. Hardy has been a driving force for corporate responsibility, portfolio efficiency & innovation, implementing energy management and sustainability programs including the deployment of over 2000 megawatts of photovoltaic systems.
Mr. Hardy graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. Prior to his career in self-storage he spent several years with various firms in real estate, construction and operations management.