Jim has been involved in the self storage industry for 38 years. His self storage career started with Sovran Self Storage (Life Storage) in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. While at Sovran, Jim was part of their growth to 35 facilities in 10 states. Jim left to form Chiswell & Associates, LLC in July 1990. Since that time, he has worked with storage clients in forty-nine of the fifty states as well as some international clients. Considered one of the top self storage feasibility consultants, Jim has been a speaker at many Inside Self-Storage Expos, the national Self Storage Association Conferences and Trade Shows, and a variety of industry state conferences.