Ms. Appleby owns and operates Lime Tree Management which provides third party full service management to the self-storage industry.  Consulting Services include Acquisition Due Diligence Reporting, Site Audits, Annual Operational Review,  Market & Pricing Studies and Staff Training.

Ms. Appleby is a regular contributor for industry trade publications such as Inside Self Storage magazine and Mini Storage Messenger. She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for Inside Self Storage and is a frequent speaker at self-storage industry shows and events. Ms. Appleby is both a Past President and former Managing Director for the Florida Self Storage Association.

Lime Tree Management is based in Sarasota, FL. 

Lime Tree Management uses these key components for successful property management:

  •                 Ongoing training programs.
  •                 Staff that works cohesively and is focused on goals.
  •                Open line of communication to Tenants and staff.
  •                Defined expectations and measured results.
  •                Marketing initiatives to drive results
  •                Standard operating procedures
  •                Identify opportunities for increased income, reduced expenses.
  •                Operate to a budget.
  •                Audit and report monthly.

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Linnea Appleby

Linnea Appleby entered the self-storage sector in 1998. Ms. Appleby’s considerable experience includes working with national and multi-regional operators in both the corporate and private investment segment. She has been involved directly with the operations and management of over 100 self-storage facilities in 14 states constituting over 5.6 million square feet of net rentable storage space.

​Management & Consulting for the Self Storage Industry