Self Storage Brokerage & Consulting Services

Performance Self Storage Group Inc. (“PSSG”) was founded by two top self storage investment professionals, Carl Touhey and Jay Allen. PSSG specializes exclusively in self storage brokerage, consulting and investing. With a combined 52+ years of self storage experience, PSSG founders Carl and Jay have completed over $1+ BILLION in self storage transactions and are called upon experts by mom and pop operations up to the publicly traded REIT’s. As well known experts within the storage industry, Carl and Jay are asked each year to speak at several industry events including storage trade shows, boot camps and localized storage meetings. 


President & Co-Founder

Carl E. Touhey began his real estate career in 1986 selling investment real estate in Phoenix, Arizona.  His family was an early investor in self storage and built their first storage facility in the 1970’s. An investment opportunity in 1992 launched Mr. Touhey into the self storage industry as he went on to acquire five storage facilities from 1992-1994. His interest and success in fixing “problem” properties resulted in an impressive ownership track record and in the early 90’s, Mr. Touhey took his knowledge of the self storage industry and began brokering storage properties in California. He has personally brokered over $1 BILLION of storage assets and his extensive track record and outstanding results have distinguished him as one of the most successful self storage sales and acquisitions specialists in the industry.  

Vice President & Co-Founder

Jay Allen began his real estate career in 1997 working alongside Carl Touhey performing feasibility studies, evaluations and has built one of the largest databases on self storage properties. Since 2004, Jay has brokered all types of real estate classes including residential, land and multi-family; with a specialization solely in the self storage asset class since 2006. Jay co-founded Performance Self Storage Group Inc. and is extremely well versed in all areas of self storage brokerage, investment, syndication, management and marketing. Jay offers self storage brokerage and consulting services to self storage owners and investors nationwide and has been a part of over $1 BILLION of successful self storage property transactions. In addition, he has also provided marketing and consulting services for multiple self storage operations and is a true self storage expert.