Select Capital Corp. (SCC), the dealer manager for private offerings and the public, non-traded self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs) sponsored by Strategic Storage Holdings LLC (SSH), has hired Christine Nguyen as director of national accounts. Nguyen will be responsible for building the selling group for SSH offerings and developing strategic partnerships with broker-dealers, according to a press release issued by SCC.
SCC is currently the dealer manager for Strategic Storage Trust II Inc., a public, non-traded REIT targeting the self-storage market and sponsored by SSH. Strategic Storage Trust II is a related but separate entity from Strategic Storage Trust Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded REIT that operates self-storage properties. Both REITs rebrand their storage acquisitions under the SmartStop Self Storage trade name. H. Michael Schwartz serves as president and CEO of both companies.
Nguyen will be based out of the Strategic Storage Trust II office in Ladera Ranch, Calif. "I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from the top sponsors in the space," she said. "My goal at the end of this year is for broker-dealers to not only think we've delivered a great product that meets the needs of their advisers, but to think of us as a true strategic partner that has helped them grow their business."
Nguyen has a decade of experience working in compliance and sales of alternative investments. She previously was the lead platform manager of alternative investments at LPL Financial, an organization of independent financial advisers. She also was an alternative investment sales executive at First Allied Securities Inc. and a senior risk-management officer at investor services firm T.D. Waterhouse.
"Christine is a great addition to the team as she brings a vast amount of understanding of the broker-dealer industry," said Brian D. Buehler, national sales director at SSH. "Given her background working with sponsors in her past due-diligence roles with LPL and First Allied, she was a clear choice. Broker-dealers are responding positively."