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Atomic Storage Group

Atomic Self Storage Group is a full service Self Storage Management Company specializing in Facility Management & Operations, Feasibility Studies, Consulting, Marketing, and Sales Training within the Self Storage industry.

Atomic serves entrepreneurs who love commercial real estate and monthly cash flow but do not want to the day to day headache of management.

All Atomic Founders are current or past self storage owners. As such, we put ourselves in your shoes and do what is best for the project to make you the money with the least headache. We know self storage!

Magen Smith, CPA

Magen is known as the Self Storage CPA. She has been in the storage industry for over a decade, filling every role from manager, CPA, operator and owner. She co-founded Safe Space Development in 2016 which specializes in conversions and ground up storage development projects.  Magen also founded Perfect 10 Self Storage Group the same year to manage Safe Space assets.  She has owned and operated Magen Smith CPA for over a decade which provides daily accounting services to the self storage industry.  A frequent speaker at industry events, Magen enjoys teaching on understanding reports, auditing, managing the numbers and improving cash flow through strong management. She has authored many articles for self storage publications and Co-Hosts the weekly self storage podcast "3 Mile Domination". 

As a founding member of Atomic Self Storage Group, Magen brings operational experience and attention to detail to asset management. 

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn is a former Co-Founder of 3 Mile Domination Self-Storage Services, a full service self-storage operations company specializing in self-storage management, feasibility studies, and consulting for the self-storage industry. Matthew is the Co-Author of the book Self-Storage Domination, Co-Host of the weekly self-storage podcast “3 Mile Domination”, and publisher of “Behind the Roll Up Door” a weekly newsletter dedicated to the self-storage industry.

Matthew began his self-storage career in 2000 with Cutting Edge Self Storage Management. In 2001 he became Cutting Edge’s first district manager. A short time later he was promoted to East Coast Regional Vice President, and then finally to Vice President of Operations. In 2004, Matthew became a partner in Cutting Edge Development and assisted in self-storage feasibility studies, development, and acquisitions throughout the United States.

Matthew regularly speaks, writes articles, and blogs for industry trade shows, publications, and websites. Matthew is a former board member and former President of the Florida Self Storage Association. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Florida Atlantic University and is a Licensed Real Estate Consultant in the State of Florida. As founding member of Atomic Storage Group, Matthew brings over 19 years' of self storage experience to the company.


Rick Beal 

Rick is a former owner/operator of 6 “Class A” facilities in the western United States. He was an intricate part of growing the company from two to six locations. During this time he also initiated and managed the companies third party management operation, bringing the right tools to other storage owners to increase their revenue.

Most recently Rick served as Vice President of Management and Development at Easy Storage Solutions, where he began their consulting and third party management division. Rick has authored many articles and blogs for the storage industry. He is a frequently sought out keynote speaker, panel expert, and trusted source for his perspective on self-storage investment opportunities and operations. Rick is also a board member of the Utah Self Storage Association. As a founding member of Atomic Storage Group, Rick brings excellence in day to day operations, employee training and revenue management.


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