Denise Nunez

Executive Managing Director - National Self Storage Investment Group

NAI Horizon - Phoenix
2944 North 44th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
United States

+1 602 393 6784
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Self Storage

Scope of Experience

Denise Nunez is an Executive Managing Director with NAI Horizon and possesses more than 30 years of focused self-storage experience. She joined NAI Horizon in 2015, bringing knowledge and expertise to her brokerage efforts in Arizona and the Southwest. She leads the firm’s Nunez Self-Storage Group.

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 in Business Administration.

Professional Associations & Designations

Her business acumen places Nunez among the foremost experts in the self-storage industry locally and nationally. She is also one of NAI Horizon’s top dealmakers. In 2021 she was a top-ranked female in the NAI Global network at No. 70 among more than 5,100 agents. 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 was named a Woman of Influence for 2022 by Globe St. and selected as a Woman of Influence in Commercial Real Estate for 2019 by AZ Big Media. She was named to AZRE’s 2023 People to Know in Commercial Real Estate.

Nunez is a member of the Arizona Self-Storage Association. She served on its Board of Directors for 14 years, twice as Vice President. Prior positions include strategic planning, asset management, fundraising, 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley.

Transaction History

Nunez has closed sales transactions totaling more than $500 million since 2010.