Representatives of Kokes Properties, Harvestate Group, Kirkenir Associates and Extra Space Storage joined local officials on Jan. 31 to unveil a new 78,500-square-foot self-storage facility in Winslow Township. — Courtesy: Kokes Properties
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has taken the wraps off a new 78,500-square-foot self-storage facility in Winslow Township, bringing a new commercial ratable to the Camden County community.
The developers, Kokes Properties and Harvestate Group, have tapped Extra Space Storage as their operator at the project at 300 Sicklerville Road. Representatives of all three companies were on hand last week to mark the building’s opening, joining local officials and other stakeholders.
Provident Bank provided financing for the project.
“On behalf of Winslow Township, we thank Kokes Properties and Harvestate Group for contributions to our community,” Mayor Barry Wright said. “The grand opening of this project is a testament to their superior business leadership and responsible corporate citizenship. We also thank the hard-working tradesmen and women who played a vital role in bringing this project to completion.”
The project’s debut comes six months after Kokes and Harvestate broke ground at the site, which sits just north of the Atlantic City Expressway. The firms credited their general contractor, ARCO Design/Build Industrial, with spearheading a smooth buildout.
“We’re confident that Extra Space at Winslow will meet the storage needs of local businesses and residents throughout the area,” said Michael J. Kokes, founder and president of Kokes Properties. “Extra Space’s management team prides itself on delivering a high-quality customer service experience at its facilities across the country, and we are confident that this location will deliver, too.”
Also on hand at the Jan. 31 ribbon-cutting were Clark McIntyre, Kokes’ vice president of operations, along with Chris Patron of Harvestate Group and project partner John Kirkenir of Kirkenir Associates.
Steve Patron, managing member of Harvestate, also praised the support that the developers received from Winslow Township during the entitlement and construction phases.
“It takes a great team to bring a state-of-the-art facility such as this to fruition in less than a year,” he said. “Today, Winslow Township has a new community asset and ratable.”
The development team and Extra Space are now poised to tap into the dozens of area businesses and residential properties that surround the project site.
“Extra Space Storage is delighted to be managing this new Class A property,” said Dylan Taylor, Extra Space’s senior manager of third-party management. “Our brand and operating platform are well-equipped to provide a high level of service to the South Jersey region.”