About Us

What We Do

Based in Gilbert, Arizona, 180 Self-Storage is a self-storage property management and consulting company with over 60 combined years in the self-storage industry. Our extensive experience allows us to maximize your return-on-investment and improve property resale values. We are dedicated to helping owners and investors in each of the disciplines that are key to the success of a self-storage investment. These include store operations, construction management, real estate development, acquisitions, and feasibility.

We take pride in our work, and it shows. 180 Self-Storage has been recognized with the Inside Self-Storage Best of Business – Development Consulting award multiple times. Experience the difference for yourself. Team up with 180 Self-Storage to take your business to the next level.

Prior to establishing 180 Self-Storage, owners Jeff Helgeson and Tim Jones held ownership positions and operated 16 self-storage properties throughout the state of Texas as partners in Arizona-based 180 Development Services, LLC. The portfolio consisted of approximately 8,640 units and over 962,000 square feet, offering a diverse range of product types. These self-storage properties were part of a successful 43-property disposition that was acquired by Public Storage in October 2013. Since then, 180 Self-Storage has helped open and operate multiple locations, meeting our client’s growth and financial goals through our client objective-focused management.

The principals of 180 Self-Storage had an ownership position and operated 16 self-storage properties throughout the state of Texas as partners in Arizona-based 180 Development Services, LLC. The portfolio was comprised of approximately 8,640 units and over 962,000 SF offering a diverse range of product types. These self-storage properties were part of a successful 43 property disposition that was acquired by Public Storage in October 2013. Since then, through our client goal-focused management, we've helped open and operate multiple locations, meeting our client’s growth and financial goals. In fact, we've gotten so good at it, that we have won the ISS Best of Business - Development Consulting award multiple times.

Jeff Helgeson - Principal

Jeff Helgeson has been in the self-storage industry for over 30 years. Jeff served as a Vice President/Partner of Real Estate with 180 Development Services, LLC and as a 20-year employee at industry leader Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc., where he served as a Market Manager, Regional Manager, and Real Estate Development Manager.

He has successfully developed, acquired, redeveloped, and operated self-storage properties in the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, and California) and in the Southwest (Arizona, Texas, Colorado, and Nevada). Jeff’s multifaceted career has provided him with a true working knowledge of the self-storage business from the ground up.

Tim Jones - Principal

Tim Jones has over 20 years of self-storage development, capital expenditure, and re-branding experience. Previously serving as Vice President of Construction/Partner with 180 Development Services, LLC and as Regional Construction Manager with industry leader Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc., Tim has successfully executed Construction Management responsibilities throughout the western United States, including Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

He has actively participated in the development and redevelopment processes, including but not limited to site feasibility, preliminary budgeting, design coordination, permitting, and construction management. He has extensive experience inspecting potential acquisitions for deferred maintenance, developing budgets for deferred maintenance items, and re-branding and implementing capital expenditure plans.