Financial-services firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), a commercial real estate advisory firm, will host a Self Storage Symposium, May 13-15, in Houston. The conference will highlight developments and emerging trends in the self-storage industry, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet industry leaders, institutional investors and venture capitalists through individual presentations and panel discussions, organizers said in a press release.
"The conference comes at a crucial time for market participants, as investors continue to be drawn to this growing field,” said David Toti, senior managing director and real estate investment trust analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald. “It will provide investors, analysts and owner/operators an open forum to share information and discuss the influences that are driving the industry today."
The event is designed to merge industry insight from public companies and privately held businesses, according to Aaron Swerdlin, executive managing director and head of the NGKF Capital Markets Self Storage Group, a division of NGKF. “The self-storage sector continues to draw a diverse and growing field of capital, and this event will put very granular data into context from an extremely well-performing asset class," Swerdlin said.
Participating companies include C-III Capital Partners LLC, Cantor Commercial Real Estate, CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage Inc., GE Capital Real Estate, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC, Heitman LLC, Public Storage Inc., Simply Self Storage, Sovran Self Storage Inc. and W. P. Carey Inc.
Cantor Fitzgerald is a global financial-services group and capital-markets investment bank serving more than 7,000 institutional clients around the world. The company is one of 22 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It has 1,600 employees in more than 30 locations worldwide.
NGKF offers investment sales, transaction management, debt placement, proprietary lending, and appraisal and valuation advisory services. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, NGKF employs more than 12,000 professionals, operating from more than 320 offices on five continents. The company’s NGKF Capital Markets division launched its national Self Storage Group last year.