SmartStop Executive to Speak at Citi Equities Self-Storage Dinner

Wayne Johnson, chief investment officer for SmartStop Asset Management LLC, a Ladera Ranch, Calif.-based diversified real estate company that manages 116 self-storage facilities in Canada and the United States, will speak at the City Equities “Self Storage Private Operator and Broker Dinner” on July 10 in Manhattan, N.Y.

Johnson and other participants will hold roundtable discussions on industry trends. Topics include technological changes in marketing and revenue management, the impact of aggregators, growth in large third-party management platforms, and the outlook for new supply growth, according to a press release.

“I am honored to be selected as a participant of Citi Equities’ Self Storage Private Operator and Broker Dinner and look forward to in-depth discussions with attendees about the trends and fundamentals currently shaping the self storage market,” Johnson said.

The event will be held at the CitiGroup Center. Citi Equities is a division of CitiGroup that provides products and services for equity and “equity-linked instruments,” including devising and distributing structured solutions, financing, sales and trading. It provides access to liquidity through its internal crossing platform and connectivity with global markets, the release stated.

SmartStop has approximately $1.5 billion of real estate under management. Its self-storage portfolio comprises about 8.5 million rentable square feet. It’s also the sponsor of Strategic Storage Growth Trust Inc., Strategic Storage Trust II Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV Inc., all public non-traded real estate investment trusts focused on self-storage assets.

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