Press Release

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (Nov. 2, 2017) – SmartStop Asset Management announced today that the company has promoted Ken Morrison to chief operations officer – self storage.

Morrison, who joined SmartStop in 2011, previously served as senior vice president of operations.

“Ken is a consummate professional with two decades of experience in managing, operating and maximizing revenue for self storage portfolios,” said H. Michael Schwartz, founder, chairman and CEO of SmartStop Asset Management. “He is an exceptional leader and a key member of our executive management who will continue to play a key role in our ongoing growth.”

Prior to joining SmartStop, Morrison spent 14 years with Public Storage, ultimately serving as senior vice president of its northeast operations, and was responsible for more than 300 facilities in 11 states that generated in excess of $335 million in annual revenue. He attended West Valley College in Saratoga, California, as well as the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego.

SmartStop Asset Management’s self storage portfolio includes 108 facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 68,000 units. The company is the sponsor of three public non-traded real estate investments trusts that invest in self storage: Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc.

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop)

SmartStop is a diversified real estate company focused on self storage assets, along with student and senior housing. The company has more than $1.3 billion of real estate assets under management, including 108 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 68,000 units and 7.9 million rentable square feet. SmartStop’s real estate portfolio also includes three student housing facilities with approximately 1,735 beds and 570,000 square feet of space. SmartStop is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc., all public non-traded REITs focusing on self storage assets. 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. Additional information regarding SmartStop Asset Management is available at and more information regarding SmartStop® Self Storage in the United States and Canada is available at



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