Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released a new installment to its Sounds of Storage podcast series titled, “NSAT Executive Tamara Fischer Shares Self-Storage Secrets to Success.” The five-minute interview with the executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for National Storage Affiliates Trust discusses the company’s unusual structure of participating regional operators (PROs), the philosophy behind its growth strategy and its long-term goals. Fischer, who will assume the president’s role on July 1, discusses why NSAT’s corporate structure has allowed it to scale so quickly, where the company sees its biggest opportunities moving forward, and how it views the end game for its PROs.
This audio and others in the series can be accessed by visiting the ISS podcasts page.
Fischer has been CFO at NSAT since the company’s inception in 2013. She previously served as executive vice president and CFO at Chateau Communities Inc. and Vintage Wine Trust Inc., REITs specializing in the manufactured-home and wine sectors, respectively.
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. Its business model has allowed it to amass a portfolio of 540 properties in 29 states comprising 34 million net rentable square feet. It ranked as the No. 5 facility owner and as the No. 4 facility-management company in the ISS 2017 Top-Operators Lists.
For more than 27 years, ISS has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include ISS magazine, the annual ISS World Expo, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.