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Aaron Swerdlin

Vice Chairman

Aaron A. Swerdlin serves as a vice chairman in the Houston office of Newmark Knight Frank. Mr. Swerdlin has more than 20 years of capital markets experience and serves as the firm's national practice leader for the self storage properties sector. In this capacity, Mr. Swerdlin steers the direction and development strategies of the specialty practice nationally.

To date, Mr. Swerdlin has led in excess of $5 billion in self storage transactions and over $5.4 billion in overall transaction volume. Transactions have included single asset property sales, portfolio recapitalizations and regional portfolio dispositions; some of these transactions are among the most significant ever completed in the self storage industry, including the $560 million Storage Deluxe portfolio in 2011. Mr. Swerdlin's experience encompasses several hundred transactions, more than 500 properties and in excess of 33.5 million square feet of self storage space. In 2015, he was recognized as a Heavy Hitter by the Houston Business Journal.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Swerdlin led the self storage group at HFF, LP. Additional career experience includes having served as the senior managing director and managing partner at Storage Investment Advisors, LLP (SIA), national practice leader for the self storage advisory group at CBRE and director of acquisitions for Storage Trust Realty (one of the self storage REITs acquired by Public Storage in 1998).


  • America's Capital Partners
  • BayNorth Capital
  • Baupost
  • Boston Capital
  • Carlyle
  • Clarion Partners
  • CubeSmart
  • Extra Space Storage
  • Fidelity Real Estate Group
  • GE Capital/Storage USA
  • Hampshire Companies
  • Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
  • Hendry Investments
  • Prudential
  • Public Storage
  • SSG Development
  • Storage Choice
  • Storage Deluxe
  • Storage Pros
  • TIAA
  • Walton Street Capital
  • Wharton Equity
Aaron Swerdlin
Aaron Swerdlin
Vice Chairman
Newmark Knight Frank
1700 Post Oak Blvd
2 BLVD Place, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77056
United States
T  713.599.5122
Fax: 713.626.2288

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Areas of Specialization
  • Self Storage
  • Property Sales
  • Capital Markets Structuring
  • Debt Origination
  • Complicated Financial Modeling
  • JV Equity Placement
  • REIT Transactions

Years of Experience
20 years