Press Release

Olympic Hopeful Shane Kline Opens 2018 Cycling Season with First Place Finish

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (April 17, 2018) – SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop) announced today that Shane Kline, an American cyclist and Olympic hopeful sponsored by SmartStop® Self Storage took first place at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Challenge on April 7 in Newark, New Jersey.

“We are proud of Shane and his big win as he kicked off his 2018 cycling season at the Cherry Blossom Challenge,” said H. Michael Schwartz, chief executive officer of SmartStop. “It’s an honor to be able to sponsor an Olympic hopeful and be a part of his cycling journey as he seeks to realize a lifelong dream of representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympic Games.”

Kline earned first place in the 50.6-mile Category 1-2-3 race, the highest level of competition at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Challenge, which took place at Essex County Branch Brook Park.

Kline is scheduled to compete in the following upcoming races:

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SmartStop is a diversified real estate company focused on self storage assets, along with student and senior housing. The company has approximately $1.5 billion of real estate assets under management, including 114 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 72,000 units and 8.3 million rentable square feet. SmartStop’s real estate portfolio also includes five student housing communities with approximately 2,800 beds and 1.1 million square feet of space, as well as three senior housing communities with approximately 350 beds and 250,000 rentable square feet of space. SmartStop is the sponsor of SST IV, Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., all public non-traded REITs focusing on self storage assets. The company is also a national sponsor of Section 1031 exchange offerings using the Delaware statutory trust structure. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats.


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