SmartStop Asset Management, a diversified real estate company that manages 135 self-storage facilities in Canada and the United States under the SmartStop Self Storage brand, has signed on to sponsor Canada-based junior ice-hockey team Mississauga Steelheads for the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) season. The company has sponsored the team for the past five seasons, according to a press release.
The new season will run Sept. 21 to March 17. Pre-season exhibition games begin August 31. The Steelheads will compete against 19 other OHL teams comprised of players ages 16 to 21. The OHL is one of three major junior leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League, whose season culminates in a tournament for the Memorial Cup.
“We are excited to sponsor the Mississauga Steelheads for their upcoming season, and cheer on a motivated and talented team of young hockey players as they compete for the league playoffs and championship title,” said SmartStop CEO H. Michael Schwartz.
SmartStop operates an 800-unit facility at 3136 Mavis Road in Mississauga. Based in a Ladera Ranch, Calif., the company has approximately $1.5 billion of real estate under management. Its self-storage portfolio comprises nearly 10 million rentable square feet. It’s also the sponsor of Strategic Storage Growth Trust Inc., Strategic Storage Trust II Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV Inc., all public non-traded real estate investment trusts focused on self-storage assets.