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Self-Storage Operator SmartStop Asset Management Announces New VP of Development

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SmartStop Asset Management LLC, a diversified real estate company that manages 74 self-storage facilities in Canada and the United States, has promoted Brian Griewe to vice president of development. He’ll be responsible for expanding the company's acquisitions as well as its commitment to creating environmentally friendly, energy-efficient buildings, according to a company press release.

Smartstop-self-storage-Brian-Griewe***"SmartStop has always been committed to developing our holdings in a way that benefits both our company, community and the environment," said H. Michael Schwartz, CEO and chairman. "Brian brings the experience and passion we need to take this commitment to the next level."

Griewe is an award-winning management professional with more than 18 years of experience in construction, facilities and project management as well as personnel development, supervision and training, the release stated. He began his career as a construction and remodeling superintendent for Radder General Contracting Corp. He also served as a facility-services manager for several divisions of Extra Space Management from 1998 until 2011. He joined SmartStop in 2011.

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to expand SmartStop Asset Management throughout the U.S. and Canada," Griewe said. "I look forward to building the most technologically advanced green buildings in this industry, which will reduce our costs and shape the industry's future."

The SmartStop portfolio includes 5.2 million rentable square feet of storage space in approximately 47,200 units. The company is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Growth Trust Inc., a public, non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on self-storage acquisition and development, and Strategic Storage Trust II Inc., a public non-traded REIT that focuses on stabilized self-storage properties.

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