our team

Jane H. Sauls, CCIM

Jane brings fresh energy to the self-storage brokerage industry. She enjoys connecting buyers and sellers by helping them complete real estate transactions promptly to provide top-notch service to her clients. Since 2006, Jane has been engaged in site selection, rezoning and development, feasibility studies and business plans, all aspects of construction and project management, lease up and exit strategies.

As co-owner of Sauls Storage Group, Jane has “real boots on the ground” operational experience, giving her a unique perspective as she helps both new investors, as well as single and multi-story owners maximize their revenues and their return on investment.

Before entering the brokerage field, Jane was the financial controller for asset portfolios valued at over $35M for industries that include self-storage, retail sales, call centers, timber companies and real estate development.

Jane attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and holds a BA in Accounting from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. She holds her broker’s license in both Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama, and is the President-Elect for the Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA).

Luke Sauls

Luke helps owners and investors reach their self-storage goals. Luke is a commercial realtor and co-owner of Sauls Storage Group. He is a LaGrange College Accountancy graduate and has been active in the self-storage industry for 14 years.

Luke’s area of expertise is developing long-term relationships via ongoing communication with self-storage facility owners across Georgia. He enjoys guiding them in selling their facilities, maximizing their value and increasing their return on investment. Luke knows the Georgia market thoroughly and specializes in underwriting facilities and providing Broker Opinion of Values.

Mike Patterson, CCIM

Mike, a CCIM designer since 2004 and the founder of Commercial Realty Services of West Georgia in 2006, offers a broad spectrum of service and experience for commercial investment real estate. He enjoys helping people reach their goals and best position themselves for success.

A veteran, Mike retired from the United States Army Reserve in 1994 with the rank of Major. He served a total of 22 years in the Guard and Reserve, and held several command positions as an armor officer.  Additionally, Mike’s extensive background in mechanical engineering uniquely qualifies him to serve the industrial and development real estate markets.

Mike has been involved in self-storage brokerage since 2012 when he became an Argus affiliate broker for the state of Georgia. Argus is America’s premier self-storage brokerage firm.

Community involvement is very important to Mike. As a result, he has invested himself in several important organizations. He has been Chairman of the Board for The Blake House, a drug and alcohol rehab program, since 2012. He served six years on the Carrollton City Council, serves on the board of the West Metro Fellowship of Christian Athletes, has been a member of the West Georgia Military Officers Association of America since 1991, and serves as president of the Carroll County Sertoma (Service to Mankind) Club through 2022.

Mike’s faith is paramount to him, as well, and he was an elder for five years at First Christian Church in Carrollton, GA. After a two-week mission trip to India in 2004, Mike continues to support the South India Christian Missions.

Denise Hicks

Denice Hicks joined our team in November, 2020 as Administrative Assistant. Denice has a varied background in commercial property management, bookkeeping, event planning/decorating and office management with a little social media management along the way. She is a former small business owner and currently manages a non-profit ministry as well. She finds the commercial real estate investment industry stimulating and is excited to bring her career and life experience to the team! Denice is a married mother of five children and 11 grandchildren and enjoys life on the farm with her husband and two very spoiled dogs.

Brandi Tillman

Brandi Tillman joined our team, as an analyst, following an 18 year career in banking, that included specializing in deposit operations, lending, & customer relationships. As a licensed insurance agent, in both Georgia & Alabama, she also served her banking customers as an annuity and insurance professional. She now holds a real estate license in Georgia, and is pursuing her Alabama real estate license. She believes that integrity and building relationships are the keys to success in any business, and keeps those principles at the forefront of her career, in commercial real estate.

Brandi graduated from Jacksonville State University, in 2002, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in advertising.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Braxton Dollar Foundation, where she strives to brighten the days of children battling cancer.  She enjoys life in the country, spending time with family, college football (Go Dawgs!), and spoiling her fur babies.