The Reliant Team
At Reliant Investments, we eclipse expectations by committing our time and energy to the growth of every asset. It all starts with our knowledgeable team members. We have created a culture of professionals who are well-trained, driven by success, and have a strong desire to achieve more. Our managers have years of revenue management skills, exceptional customer service practices, and a deep-rooted knowledge of the storage industry as a whole. Reliant Investments is a highly reputable company that is proud to have found success in the industry, with team members who strive to raise the bar day in and day out.
Meet Our Leaders
Todd M. Allen - Managing Principal
Todd M. Allen, operates the Reliant Roswell (suburb of Atlanta), Georgia office, and has primary responsibility for development and acquisition site identification/selection, analysis, underwriting, equity investor relations, and all daily operations associated with the Reliant-managed facilities. Mr. Allen has been involved in the development and management of self-storage asset class in excess of 18 years. Mr. Allen is also a Managing Principal of Midgard Self Storage® and Store Smart® brands. Prior to his collaboration with Mr. Pollack at Reliant, Mr. Allen served as Director of Analysis for O.B. Companies, then the largest privately held self-storage operator in the United States. Prior to his employment with O.B., Mr. Allen has served as Vice President of Operations for Meridian Storage, Inc., and as a Regional Manager for Sterling Management, both companies regional self-storage developers/operators. Educated at Clemson University, Mr. Allen has been a Director on the Florida Self-Storage Association Board and is a member of the Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and South Carolina Self-Storage Associations.
Lewis G. Pollack - Managing Principal
Lewis G. Pollack, operates the Reliant Delray Beach, Florida office, and has primary responsibility for equity investor relations. Mr. Pollack, a long-time corporate executive and entrepreneur, has been involved in the development and management of self-storage in excess of 30 years. Mr. Pollack is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Trenton State College, and holds a Ph.D. (ABD) from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Pollack is a former Trustee and President of the Florida Self-Storage Association. Mr. Pollack is also a Managing Principal of Midgard Self Storage® and Store Smart® brands.
Kris Benson - Managing Principal
Kris Benson, operates the Reliant Saratoga Springs, New York office, and has primary responsibility for managing Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management. Mr. Benson raises and manages the equity contributions for the Reliant portfolio’s expansion. Mr. Benson, an executive sales professional, brings a wealth of knowledge from his ownership experience in the commercial multi-family arena. Prior to joining Reliant, he worked for Intuitive Surgical, developer of the daVinci surgical robot. Mr. Benson graduated from the State University of Binghamton.