Strategic Storage Property Management LLC, the property manager for real estate investment trust Strategic Storage Trust Inc., named Ken Morrison as its new president. Morrison will oversee the company’s growing portfolio.
“Ken’s proven track record of increasing revenue and controlling expenses through hiring, training and retaining strong, cohesive teams will help solidify our goal of delivering the industry’s best customer service,” said CEO H. Michael Schwartz. “We’re excited to have Ken join the team.”
A native of California, Morrison previously worked for Public Storage for 14 years, starting as district manager in 1998 and later becoming senior vice president of northeast operations. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing 300 facilities in 11 states with more than 37 district managers. Within one year, he had effectively achieved his goal of rebuilding Public Storage’s northeast division.
“Strategic Storage is a fast-growing and progressive organization that mirrors my own vision and values,” said Morrison. “I am extremely honored to play an important role in the company's development and expansion efforts. What sets it apart is the executive team—a solid group of real estate veterans who are open to innovative ideas.”
Since the launch of Strategic Storage Trust in 2008, the portfolio of wholly-owned properties operating under the SmartStop brand name has expanded to include 79 properties in 17 states and Canada.