Charles C. Chase started his career in real estate development in 1974. He focused on residential land development, creating more than two dozen communities in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. Chase created the first waterfront townhome community in Northumberland County on Indian Creek.
In 2001 Chase started acquiring and developing commercial office and self storage properties. Over the next five years he had assembled a portfolio of Plantation Storage facilities with over 302,000 square feet of storage.
In mid 2009 Chase felt that the self storage industry’s third party management model needed some improvement. With his son, March Chase, they formed Southeast Management Company with the mission to focus their attention and energy with an owner’s viewpoint always at the forefront. From June 2009 to December 2012 Southeast Management Company grew to manage eight self storage facilities from Virginia to Florida. In addition, SEM has expanded their services to include feasibility studies, consulting services and site selection assistance.
March Chase is President of Southeast Management Company. Throughout his career, March has covered all aspects of the industry from the Facility Management level, to District Management, to Director of Operations, Vice President and now President.
Having lived in the Carolinas for well over a decade, March has served as Vice President for the South Carolina Self Storage Association, as well as Vice President and a 2-term President for the North Carolina Self Storage Association. March has been a contributor writing several articles over the years for industry magazines, such as Mini Storage Messenger and Inside Self-Storage. March has also been a speaker at State Association events and National SSA Tradeshows. Additionally, March is also an owner and investor in several self-storage facilities.
Having had the unique opportunity to work with some of the industry’s top companies and personnel, March offers a well-rounded, balanced and informed sense of knowledge to owner client relationships.
Wendy Ashburn is Senior Vice President and CFO for Southeast Management Company. Her career spans an impressive 25+ years in the accounting field. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege and experience of working with small “mom and pop” operations to large non-profit corporations.
This wide range of experience and knowledge in the accounting field makes her uniquely qualified to ensure accurate and timely information is provided for our clients. Wendy enjoys dancing, swimming and vacations in warm climates. She has one adult daughter and lives in Weems, VA.
Cathy Crockett joined Southeast Management Company in July 2013 and manages the Company Payroll & Account Payables. Her past work experience includes sales positions, & office management of a CPA firm.
Cathy brings an attention to detail & a calm demeanor to her position along with excellent people skills. Cathy has three adult children and lives in Irvington, VA with her husband, Ronnie.
Colleen Wood joined the Southeast Management Company corporate team in April 2016 after working for SEM as manager of Plantation Storage in Columbia, SC. Collectively, Colleen has 15 years of experience in self-storage management. Her previous experience includes office management and accounting positions with the United States Armed Forces in Europe.
Colleen most enjoys vacations spent with her daughter and grandchildren. She lives in Columbia, SC with her dog, Panda.