KKR, a leading global investment firm, has appointed Jonathan Perry to serve as CEO of its new investment platform in self-storage real estate, Alpha Storage Properties. Perry will work closely with the KKR real estate team to acquire and manage a portfolio of self-storage assets.

Perry has over two decades of experience in self storage, serving in leadership roles for a number of publicly listed REITs and has led over $4 billion in storage transactions. Before KKR, Perry served as president and CIO at Jernigan Capital where he oversaw all investment and asset activities. He additionally spent a decade at CubeSmart and rose to chief investment officer.

“We are thrilled to launch ASP under Jonathan’s leadership,”said Roger Morales, KKR partner and head of real estate acquisitions in the Americas. “His deep knowledge of the self-storage sector will help accelerate the growth of our portfolio.”

“I am excited to collaborate with KKR to build a leading national portfolio of self-storage real estate,” commented Perry. “I was immediately impressed by the KKR real estate team’s rigorous approach to asset selection, deep presence in fast growing Sun Belt markets and strong focus on building lasting partnerships.”