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Arizona Self-Storage Association Annual Conference Draws Hundreds of Attendees

The Arizona Self Storage Associations (AZSA) 12th Annual Conference and Trade Show, held at the Marriott Buttes Hotel in Tempe, Ariz., in May, attracted 53 exhibiting companies and nearly 350 self-storage managers, owners and operators.

The Arizona Self Storage Association’s (AZSA) 12th annual conference and tradeshow, held last month at the Marriott Buttes Hotel in Tempe, Ariz., attracted 53 exhibiting companies and nearly 350 self-storage managers, owners and operators, according to a press release.

"On behalf of the Arizona Self Storage Association, I thank everyone who made this year’s conference a success," said Martin Lorch, AZSA president. “We hope the attendees found the presentations to be both informative and beneficial to their businesses’ future success. Above all, we look forward to receiving feedback from the attendees so we can begin planning for another sensational conference in 2011.”

This year’s conference featured a special guest speaker, Self Storage Association President Michael Scanlon, who delivered a national perspective on the state of the industry. A video of Scanlon’s presentation can be found at  

In addition, the results of the annual Arizona Market Study were compiled and presented by R. Christian Sonne of Cushman & Wakefield. Reflective of the state's economy, the study revealed a year-over-year decline in self-storage occupancies. The complete report includes updates on operating expenses, rental rates and more. AZSA members may download the report from the “members only” section of the AZSA website.

Founded in1996, the AZSA was created to strengthen the self-storage industry in Arizona, promote professional standards and quality, and present a unified voice on issues affecting the industry in the state and in its communities. The association has more than 500 facility and vendor members.

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