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SmartStop CEO H. Michael Schwartz to Speak on Acquisitions Panel at Evercore ISI’s Fourth Annual Self Storage Symposium


LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (Sept. 27, 2018) – SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop) Founder, Chairman and CEO H. Michael Schwartz will be a featured panelist at Evercore ISI’s Fourth Annual Storage Symposium in New York City on October 3.

The event is hosted by the REIT team of Evercore, a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. Schwartz will participate in the session titled Acquisitions – A Year in Review, which will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. eastern time.

The conference, which addresses relevant themes in the self storage industry, the transaction market and business practices of some of the most prominent players in the space, is attended by several self storage brokerage professionals and private and public operators.

Schwartz will share his perspectives and insights based on more than 28 years of industry experience as a leader in real estate, commercial office, self storage, student housing, senior housing, retail, securities and corporate financial management, including recent self storage acquisitions in Canada.

SmartStop is the sponsor of four public non-traded REITs: Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc., Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., all focused on self storage assets, and Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust, Inc., focused on student and senior housing assets. The company has approximately $1.6 billion of real estate assets under management, including 118 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 75,000 units.

About Evercore

Evercore (NYSE: EVR) is a premier global independent investment banking advisory firm. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve superior results through trusted independent and innovative advice on matters of strategic significance to boards of directors, management teams and shareholders, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic shareholder advisory, restructurings, and capital structure. Evercore also assists clients in raising public and private capital and delivers equity research and equity sales and agency trading execution, in addition to providing wealth and investment management services to high net worth and institutional investors. Founded in 1995, the Firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices and affiliate offices in major financial centers in North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit



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