Denise Nunez

Executive Managing Director - National Self Storage Investment Group

NAI Horizon - Phoenix
2944 North 44th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
United States
T +1 602 393 6784
M 16026978868

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Self Storage

Scope of Experience

Denise Nunez is an Executive Managing Director with NAI Horizon and possesses more than 28 years of focused self-storage experience. Nunez joined NAI Horizon in 2015, bringing knowledge and expertise to her brokerage efforts in the Arizona and Southwestern markets.

Background & Experience

Since entering commercial real estate in 2010 she has helped numerous owners with the acquisition and disposition of self-storage investment properties. Her focus includes key market site selection for new self-storage development opportunities. Her success as a self-storage real estate specialist has included the sale of “mom-and-pop” assets priced at $700,000 to institutional Class A properties above $25 million in value.

Nunez gained her expertise in self-storage while serving as President of MiniCo Publishing. She was publisher of Mini-Storage Messenger magazine and its affiliated publications. Nunez also served as editor-in-chief for the Self-Storage Almanac. 


Nunez is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree.

Professional Associations & Designations

Her brokerage acumen places her atop the field of brokers in the self-storage industry and within the company. In 2021 she was the top-ranked female in the NAI Global network at No. 70, among more than 5,100 agents. Nunez was named a 2019 Woman of Influence in Commercial Real Estate by AZ Big Media. She was the Top Producer for 2018 and 2021 at NAI Horizon and has finished in the Top 10 the past five years including finishing No. 2 in 2020.

Nunez is a member of the Arizona Self-Storage Association and has served on the Board of Directors for 14 years, two of those as Vice President. Prior positions also include asset management, fundraising, strategic planning and new product development for mid-size companies including Friess Associates, Petros Capital and VPI Companies. She has served on the Corporate Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley.

Transaction History

Nunez has closed sales transactions totaling more than $410 million since 2010.