SmartStop Self Storage REIT Inc., a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), hired Casey Shay as senior financial analyst. In this role, Shay will be a contributor in all financial planning and analyses for the company and its managed portfolio. He’ll also be responsible for managing annual budgets, preparing financial forecasts and modeling financing scenarios, according to a press release.
“We are fortunate to have Casey join our team here at SmartStop and bring his wealth of knowledge and experience in [financial planning and analysis] to our organization,” said CEO Michael McClure. “With Casey coming on board, we are continuing to build the infrastructure to help grow the SmartStop platform and enhance the institutional capabilities of the company.”
Shay has more than 15 years of finance experience in a variety of industries. He most recently served as finance manager for Synaptics, a developer of human-interface hardware and software. He also was employed at Esterline Power Systems. Shay earned bachelor's and master’s degrees from California State University, Fullerton.
Through its indirect subsidiary SmartStop REIT Advisors LLC, SmartStop sponsors other self-storage programs, including Strategic Storage Trust IV Inc., a public non-traded REIT. It has approximately $1.6 billion of real estate assets under management, including 112 properties in 17 U.S. states and Toronto that are directly owned and managed by SmartStop, as well as a portfolio of 32 properties in 10 U.S. states for which it serves as the facility manager for properties owned by its sponsored programs.
PR Newswire, SmartStop Self Storage REIT Announces Addition to Finance Team