Press Release

SmartStop Asset Management Promotes Gerald Valle to Senior Vice President, Self Storage Operations

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (June 25, 2018) – SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop) announced today that the company has promoted Gerald Valle to senior vice president, self storage operations. Valle, who joined SmartStop in 2017, previously served as vice president of operations.

In his new role as part of a senior executive team with more than 100 years of combined self storage management experience, Valle will oversee the day-to-day operations of all SmartStop® Self Storage branded facilities throughout the United States, comprised of more than 240 professionals. The SmartStop portfolio encompasses 116 facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 73,500 units and 8.5 million rentable square feet.

“Gerald is one of the best and brightest in the industry, with more than 30 years of experience managing, operating and maximizing revenue of self storage portfolios for some of the biggest and most successful brands in the space,” said H. Michael Schwartz, founder, chairman and CEO of SmartStop Asset Management. “He joins a robust executive management team and a devoted group of employees across the nation who are dedicated to maintaining the finest self storage facilities and customer service to our clients, as well as maximizing efficiencies and profits for our investors.”

Prior to joining SmartStop, Valle spent nearly 15 years with Public Storage, ultimately serving as regional vice president of operations, and 10 years with Extra Space Storage, where he served as a divisional vice president of operations and vice president of sales. For five years immediately preceding his tenure with SmartStop, Valle was vice president of operations with The William Warren Group, the privately held owner and operator of StorQuest Self Storage.


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