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Walter Brauer Profile Detail Headshot

Walter Brauer

Vice President

Capital Markets


License: Lic. 01387480

Walter Brauer Vice President
Capital Markets Self-Storage Lic. 01387480
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience

Walter has more than 25 years of commercial real estate investment and leasing experience throughout the United States. He has closed transactions across the real estate spectrum, including self storage, apartments, retail, and redevelopment sites. Walter has facilitated several 1031 exchanges in recent years and has represented investors in the purchase of hospitality assets. Walter is seen as a subject matter expert within the self storage industry and is regularly asked to present at conventions and gatherings.

Walter has helped facilitate the sale of many self storage assets, including the 46-property A-American Portfolio which traded for $168 million, and the sale of a 600,000 square foot industrial facility which traded for $30 million in Northern California. He has also represented and sold assets for self storage REITs, such as CubeSmart.

Walter began investing and managing real estate assets and pursued licensing as a real estate agent. In 2008, he then relocated to Southern California and began his career at Marcus & Millichap.

Significant Assignments

Portfolio Transactions

  • A-American Portfolio
    26,503 Units
    3,079,863 NRSF
    46 Properties | CA, IL, HI
  • Extra Space Managed Portfolio
    13,846 Units
    1,596,190 NRSF
    22 Properties | CA
  • W.P. Carey Portfolio
    12,561 Units
    1,396,483 NRSF
    20 Properties | 9 States
  • Trojan Storage Portfolio
    10,392 Units
    1,078,179 NRSF
    15 Properties | 6 States
  • Arizona 14 Portfolio
    4,842 Units
    501,342 NRSF
    14 Properties | AZ
  • Utah Self Storage Portfolio
    1,649 Units
    363,006 NRSF
    5 Properties | UT
  • US Storage Centers Portfolio
    1,745 Units
    200,101 NRSF
    3 Properties | NV
  • Las Vegas Portfolio
    1,004 Units
    121,380 NRSF
    2 Properties | NV


Single Property Transactions

  • Lake Havasu RV & Boat Storage
    684 Units
    204,310 NRSF
    Lake Havasu, AZ
  • US Storage Centers
    915 Units
    119,631 NRSF
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • Storage Direct
    810 Units
    89,400 NRSF
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Best Storage
    632 Units
    80,244 NRSF
    Las Vegas, NV
  • US Storage Centers
    703 Units
    71,996 NRSF
    Phoenix, AZ
  • StorMore Self Storage
    588 Units
    64,692 NRSF
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Storage Direct
    510 Units
    54,175 NRSF
    Tucson, AZ
  • Roadrunner Storage
    437 Units
    46,650 NRSF
    Grand Terrace, CA
  • West Valley Self Storage
    462 Units
    37,703 NRSF
    West Valley, UT
  • Barbur Storage
    462 Units
    37,703 NRSF
    Portland, OR
  • Peak View Storage
    265 Units
    32,845 NRSF
    Colorado Springs, CO


Professional Accreditations/Education

  • California & Arizona Self Storage Association, Member
  • California, Nevada and Arizona, Real Estate Associate
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts & Master’s Degree, Music
  • Walter performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Boston Ballet Orchestra. He performed under great conductors including John Williams and Seiji Ozawa.


  • Capmark Bank
  • CIII Asset Management
  • CubeSmart
  • Extra Space
  • Merit Hill Capital
  • LNR Partners
  • Lockaway Storage
  • Platinum Storage
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Public Storage
  • Sovran
  • Strategic Storage Trust
  • US Bank
  • W.P. Carey

*Partial List

Walter Brauer Vice President
Capital Markets Self-Storage Lic. 01387480
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071