February 20, 2024

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National Storage Affiliates Trust (NSAT), a real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in self-storage, has appointed Lisa R. Cohn to its board of trustees, effective February 15. Cohn has been the president and general counsel of Apartment Income REIT Corp. since 2020. She has experience in governance, information technology and process innovation, human resources, and legal issues, according to a press release.

Prior to joining Apartment Income, Cohn served in various roles at Apartment Investment and Management Co., including executive vice president and general counsel since 2007. There she was responsible for acquisitions and property dispositions, asset quality and service, construction services, human resources, insurance, and risk management. Before that she was an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells) from 1998 to 2002, where she specialized in public and private transactional work, public-equity offerings, and venture-capital financing.

Cohn earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

“We are pleased to announce Lisa’s addition to NSA’s board, as her extensive experience as a cross-functional leader and general counsel for a publicly traded REIT will provide a valuable and differentiated perspective while further enhancing our board’s diversity,” said Tamara Fischer, executive chairperson of the NSAT Board.

Ferguson Partners, which specializes in board and executive recruitment in the REIT industry, advised NSAT in the appointment.

Headquartered in Greenwood, Colorado, NSAT is a self-administered and -managed REIT focused on the acquisition, operation and ownership of self-storage properties within the top 100 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The company operates 1,119 storage facilities in 42 states and Puerto Rico. Its portfolio comprises approximately 73 million net rentable square feet. It's owned by its affiliate operators, who are contributing their interests in their self-storage assets over the next few years as their current mortgage debt matures.

Source: National Storage Affiliates Trust, National Storage Affiliates Trust Announces the Appointment of Lisa R. Cohn to the Board of Trustees

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