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About Garages of America
Formerly Garages of Texas
Like you, we love real estate. Garages of America is changing the way investors view self-storage investments and the way they can invest. Our development projects generally have higher returns and lower long-term debt than traditional self-storage investments. With zero commissions and below market fees, the investment Fund offered by Garages of America is structured to invite real estate investors to partner with a real estate developer and offer them the opportunity to profit from an attractive ground-up, real estate investment.
Garages of America
Fred A. Gans
Co-founder & CEO
Mr. Gans has been involved in the real estate industry for 30 years’, having participated in brokerage, acquisitions, management, consulting, and the development of income producing properties.
Fred A. Gans
Fred A. Gans has been involved in the real estate industry for thirty years, having participated in brokerage, acquisitions, management, consulting, and the development of income producing properties. He currently owns Cornerstone Development Corporation (CDC), which is a full-service real estate firm in Dallas, Texas. CDC is/or has been involved in the acquisition, development, build-to-suits, leasing and management of single and multi tenant office and industrial, office warehouse, retail, self-storage, and boat/RV storage. CDC has developed over 1,000,000 square feet of office and industrial buildings, and 4,200,000 square feet of self-storage with 72 facilities in 13 states.
After Mr. Gans sold his partnership interest in over 1,600,000 square feet of Security Self Storage facilities, he and CDC developed a 32 property self-storage portfolio of 1,900,000 square feet in five states and were among the 50th largest owners of self-storage in the United States. CDC sold 10 facilities individually and the remaining 1,400,000 square feet in 22 facilities in June 2006 to a REIT.
Mr. Gans started Garages of Texas in 2014 to develop luxury garage condo suites throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. The first 69 luxury garage suites project in Plano, Texas, called Garages of Texas @ Willow Bend sold out successfully in 2016. Future projects will be developed throughout major markets in Texas and the United States.
Mr. Gans earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, The Greater Dallas Association of Realtors, North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Texas Mini Storage Association. He is married with two children and resides in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Griffin has over 40 years’ experience in real estate development, brokerage, and motorsports. For 12 years, Mr. Griffin was partner in charge of developing suburban office building properties in the…
Mr. Griffin has over 40 years’ experience in real estate development, brokerage, and motorsports. For twelve years, Mr. Griffin was partner in charge of developing suburban office building properties in the Dallas, Texas area for the Trammell Crow Company. During his partnership with the Crow organization, he developed approximately 2,000,000 square feet of office buildings.
Motorsports has always been a passion of Mr. Griffin. Over the years, he has participated in virtually every form of motorsports activity including racing, touring, collecting, and restoring sports cars on an international level. He is well known in the motorsports world having raced for several years at venues such as Daytona, Sebring, LeMans, Mosport, Road America and many other tracks around the world.
Sports cars from his collection have won concourse events, both regionally and of national stature. His collection has been featured in magazines and television shows. He is a past Board Member of the local chapter of the Porsche Club of America. For the past eight years, he has produced and organized Autos in the Park, the area’s premier car show held at the Cooper Aerobics Center in addition to several other car events in the area.
Mr. Griffin attended Baylor University, Waco, Texas, earning his BBA in Finance in 1967. He has three sons and 8 grandchildren, all residing in the Dallas area.
A partial list of Mr. Griffin’s automotive event participation is as follows:
Sebring 12 Hr. endurance race (1983-’86), Porsche Daytona International Speedway (1984, ’86)-Daytona 24 Hr., Porsche; eight other races, also Porsche) 24 Hrs of LeMans, France (1984, ’85), Rondeau/Cosworth) Miami Grand Prix (1984, Porsche) Mosport Raceway, Toronto, Canada (1983, Porsche) L.A. Times Grand Prix, Riverside Raceway, Ca. (1983, ’85, Porsche & Mazda) Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (1983, ’84) Porsche) Colorado Grand Vintage Touring Event (1993- ’99, Porsche Speedster) Copperstate 1000 Vintage Touring Event (1992-’96, Porsche Speedster) California Mille Vintage Touring Event (1993, Porsche Speedster) Porsche Parade, National Porsche event (1996, ‘2004, class wins in concourse)