Self-Storage REIT Public Storage Hires New Chief Legal Officer

Public Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, has appointed Lily Yan Hughes as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Most recently, Hughes was employed at Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 company with offices in 39 countries and 21,000 employees. She was the company’s vice president and associate general counsel-corporate for mergers, acquisitions and finance as well as assistant corporate secretary.

Public Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, has appointed Lily Yan Hughes as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Most recently, Hughes was employed at Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 company with offices in 39 countries and 21,000 employees. She was the company’s vice president and associate general counsel-corporate for mergers, acquisitions and finance as well as assistant corporate secretary.

Prior to joining Ingram Micro in 1997, Hughes was a partner in the Los Angeles-based law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

“Lily has been recognized for many honors and awards including the 2014 California Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award by the National Diversity Council,” said Ronald Havner, Public Storage CEO and Chairman. “We are pleased to have Lily join our management team and bring her recognized leadership, broad business knowledge and legal experience to Public Storage.”

Based in Glendale, Calif., Public Storage has interests in 2,234 self-storage facilities in 38 states, with approximately 144 million net rentable square feet. Operating under the Shurgard brand name, the company also has 188 facilities in seven European countries, with approximately 10 million net rentable square feet.

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