SmartStop Asset Management LLC, a diversified real estate company that manages 104 self-storage facilities in Canada and the United States, helped raise $10,090 last month for the “Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships Today” (H.E.A.R.T.) program of Laura’s House, an organization that provides domestic-violence-related services. An initial $5,045 was raised by the Ladera Sports Center, an athletic complex owned by SmartStop. The company then matched that amount dollar for dollar, according to a press release.
Laura's House has provided services to Orange County, Calif., and surrounding areas for more than 20 years. Since 1994, it has offered shelter and support services to more than 4,000 abused women and children, as well as counseling, life-skills education and legal assistance to more than 50,000 people. The H.E.A.R.T. program provides interactive workshops designed to inform youth about healthy relationships and prevent abuse and bullying during teen dating.
Founded in 2016 by SmartStop, the Ladera Sports Center provides indoor athletic programs and events. The building received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the release.
SmartStop has approximately $1 billion of real estate under management. Its self-storage portfolio comprises about 7.7 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 REITs focused on self-storage assets.