The Illinois Self Storage Association (ISSA) is finalizing plans for the 2012 Great Lakes Self Storage Owners Summit, which will take place June 6 at the Conrad Hotel & Resort in downtown Chicago. Sponsored by real estate investment trust Extra Space Storage and self-storage insurance provider Bader Co., this event replaces the Great Lakes Self Storage Expo that was hosted by the ISSA in past years.
The Owners Summit will include presentations and panel discussions targeted to self-storage executives, owners, operators, investors and developers. It will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a keynote presentation by Robert Mathias, principal of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, one of the largest private equity real estate investment firms in the self-storage industry. Harrison Street has ownership in more than 110 facilities. Other presentations will address operational insights and innovations, current investment trends, the capital markets, self-storage facility values and more. The day will conclude with a cocktail reception.
Online registration is available at www.glss-expo.com.
The ISSA has reserved a room block at the Conrad for attendees at a discount rate. Interested parties should call 312.645.1500 and mention the association when making their reservation. The deadline for room-block reservations is May 11.