Strategic Storage Trust Inc., a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust targeting the self-storage market, promoted Peggy Heimann from district manager to regional director of operations. She is responsible for the area comprising Chicago to Kentucky, the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic.
Heimann joined the company in October 2010 and has more than 14 years of self-storage experience. She previously worked for Sovran Self Storage and Metro Self Storage.
"Since joining our team, Peggy has shown strong leadership and has been a stand out among her peers, so when our growth called for a split in the duties of the director of operations, she was the clear choice for the position," said Robert Cerrone, senior vice president of operations.
Strategic Storage Trust, one of five publicly traded self-storage REITs in the United States, is the first and only one to not be publicly traded on the stock exchange. The companys facilities are branded as SmartStop Self Storage.
Since the companys launch in 2008, its portfolio has expanded to include 78 facilities in 17 states and Canada, comprising approximately 52,000 self-storage units and 6.4 million rentable square feet of storage space.