Self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) Extra Space Storage Inc. recently hosted its annual Partner Conference in Park City, Utah. More than 100 self-storage owners from properties Extra Space manages as well as company executives, gathered to discuss 2014 strategies and goals, strengthen relationships and take part in an open dialogue, according to a press release. The conference theme, "The Best at Getting Better,” conveyed the company’s commitment to its partners and growth as a core element of its long-term strategy.
Highlights included an opening keynote by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, who was recently recognized by the “The Washington Post” as the "Nation's Most Popular Governor." Carl Richards, a columnist for “The New York Times,” provided a second address featuring his trademark sketches to cut through the complexities of finance.
"This conference was one way we show our partners that we value them and their feedback. It also allows our partners to see together we have a very bright future," said Spencer Kirk, Extra Space CEO.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Extra Space owns or operates 1,029 self-storage properties in 35 states; Washington, D.C.; and Puerto Rico. The company’s properties comprise approximately 680,000 units and 75 million square feet of rentable space.