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The leading self-storage firm founded in 1999 with a focus on storage development and operations.

About Nuvo Development

Nuvo provides an exciting new vision of development in the self-storage industry. Imagining new designs and finding creative and successful locations are the mantra for Nuvo.

All of which tie in with a strong focus on Nuvo’s investors. Nuvo works to ensure that its projects yield the highest returns for investors. It is one thing to build basic, old-style self-storage facilities and quite another to create inviting and highly functional buildings that will bring in business and keep occupancy rates high.

The firm is highly committed to developing best-in-class self-storage facilities by locating superior sites, teaming with strong investors, and thinking outside the box.

The Nuvo Story

Gary Cardamone, Nuvo Development’s CEO, is a divergent and creative entrepreneur with a knack for relationship building, project management, and feasibility analysis. After working in the Medical Device Industry for several years at the beginning of his professional career, Cardamone took an avid interest in self-storage development. In 1999, along with his brother, Rich, he developed, owned, and operated over 1 million square feet of storage and retail property within the USA Stor-A-Way brand.

During that time, Cardamone learned every aspect of the storage business. Including land acquisition, management of the entitlement process, securing debt, equity financing, partnership management, project budgeting, operating pro forma, coordination of third-party development, property management, and lease-up to stabilization and divestiture.

Gary also gained keen insight into the customer’s needs when working behind the desk! Managing the growth of a brand, storage platform, and eventual divestiture provided Cardamone with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Eventually, Cardamone sold USA Stor-A-Way in early 2007, but shortly after, he was forced to think creatively in the volatile economy of 2008. He bootstrapped an electronic payments platform that today processes more than $1 billion for more than 3,500 clients, totaling more than 1 million transactions!

Nuvo Development’s success stems from Cardamone having developed, owned, and operated self-storage facilities. His experience gives him a solid understanding of what works (and doesn’t work!) in the industry and how to exercise a new-and-improved, modern approach to current self-storage developments.

Our Process

What makes Nuvo Development stand out from other self-storage developers? 

A combination of talented individuals, superior sites, strong investors, and creative thinking.

Site Selection

Knowledge + experience + information = success

We work with some of the largest commercial real estate firms in the world to identify potential sites that meet our specific criteria. Each site is then put through a rigorous multi-step civil, architectural and zoning review by our team ensuring that the site meets our criteria.

Site Acquisition


We work toward reaching terms with the landowner under a Letter of Intent and then a contract. We take special care to manage this process and expectations of landowners to assure we reach entitlements for the projects prior to closing.

Due Diligence

Identify and solve underlying issues

By devising a plan of action for each property, our team takes an aggressive approach in identifying and addressing any pre-development issues, while working with the local jurisdictions in a collaborative effort to ensure that the entitlement and plan approval process is as efficient as possible.


It all begins with a block drawing

Our goal is to maximize the net rentable square footage based on the information gathered during due diligence, including the submarket characteristics and end-user experience, which is our main focus.


Value-driven design

With so many developments coming down the pipeline, the project needs to meet the satisfaction of the local community, budget, and end-user experience and demands.


On time and on Budget

We pride ourselves on providing a complete, accurate and detailed set of plans and specs to ensure that the construction process focuses on competitive bidding from able and experienced subcontractors.

The Nuvo Team

Nuvo provides an exciting new vision of development in the self-storage industry. Imagining new designs and finding creative and successful locations are the mantra for Nuvo.

Misha Cardamone

Misha Cardamone


Gary Cardamone

Gary Cardamone

Owner & CEO

Jason Canin

Jason Canin

Partner / VP of Real Estate

Rich Cardamone

Rich Cardamone

Vice President of Operations

Dan Davis

Dan Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Tonya Mellen

Tonya Mellen

Director of Development

Zoë Margaret Cardamone

Zoë Margaret Cardamone

HR / Emotional Support


PO Box 356
Winter Park, FL 32789

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