Management Team




Relationship/Network/Deal Flow


Executive Management Team


William R. "Russ" Colvin - CEO and President


Mr. Colvin has been active for more than three decades in real estate investment, management, finance, public service and business/non-profit leadership. Mr. Colvin is CEO and President of YourSpace America, which operates a national self-storage acquisition and development platform. Mr. Colvin directs the company's overall acquisition, development, capital raising, and operational activities. In addition, Mr. Colvin manages the company's key strategic self-storage industry relationships. Mr. Colvin previously served as CEO/President of North American Self Storage Group, Chairman of StorSmart, LLC, and as a Principal of Alton Storage Partners, LLC.

From 2005-2009, Mr. Colvin served as President /CEO and Co-Founder of CORE Realty Holdings, where he oversaw all company operations including the financing, acquisitions, management, asset repositioning and capital raising efforts for CORE investment properties throughout the United States. During Mr. Colvin’s tenure at CORE, the company acquired $1.2 billion of commercial and multifamily real estate. From 2009-2010, Mr. Colvin served as Chairman Emeritus of CORE. Mr. Colvin previously served as President of Mammoth Equities Capital Group. Mr. Colvin also served in management positions with IMPAC Commercial Capital Corporation, Fidelity Federal Bank, and Hawthorne Savings, all of which were publicly traded financial institutions.

Mr. Colvin is also actively involved in community service activities. Mr. Colvin currently serves on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association, a Washington D.C. think tank dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective nuclear weapons policies. Mr. Colvin is a life member of the Orange County Sheriff's Advisory Council. Mr. Colvin has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, the RAND Corporation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Youth Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused and Neglected Children.

In 2004, Mr. Colvin served as a Co-Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Los Angeles. In 2006, Mr. Colvin was awarded the prestigious Jack Webb Award by the Los Angeles Police Museum for his service to law enforcement. In 2007, Mr. Colvin received the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award from the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation. In 2009, Mr. Colvin graduated from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Citizens Academy. From 2010-2012, Mr. Colvin served as Chairman of the LAPD Medal of Valor Awards. In 2011, Mr. Colvin served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Police Museum Jack Webb Awards. Mr. Colvin graduated cum laude from the Chapman University system with a BA in Legal Studies. Mr. Colvin studied Government/Nuclear Weapons Policy at Johns Hopkins University.


Robert Papiri - Chairman


Mr. Papiri serves as Chairman of YourSpace America, Inc. Mr. Papiri has a diverse background primarily related to the financial sector. This includes long term investment experience in both Asia, North America, and Africa. Mr. Papiri was the co-founder of three investment funds that operated from 2006 to 2020 and invested in the debt and equity markets of listed U.S. securities. During that time he developed extensive relationships related to the U.S., Canadian, and United Kingdom public markets.

As of 2020, these businesses were converted to a family office. Mr. Papiri serves as the interim CEO of an African focused energy company, and is also the co-founder, and lead investor of an Africa based mining company. Mr. Papiri spent 18 months living in Shanghai and has extensive experience with the EB-5 visa program.

Since 2002, Mr. Papiri has acted as an adviser to the U.S. real estate sector primarily in financing solutions for real estate developers. Mr. Papiri maintains a close relationship with one of the largest developers in the U.S., primarily to source new multifamily investments. Mr. Papiri also has experience in land development primarily working with tax credit developers. Mr. Papiri attended De Anza College in Cupertino and Regents College of New York at Albany with an emphasis on finance.