Press Release

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (Sept. 26, 2017) – SmartStop Asset Management Founder, Chairman and CEO H. Michael Schwartz will be a featured panelist at Evercore ISI’s Third Annual Storage Symposium in New York City on September 27.

The event is hosted by the REIT team of Evercore, a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. Schwartz will participate in the session titled Development Panel: Outlook for ’18-’19, which will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. eastern time.

The conference brings together several prominent self storage brokerage professionals and private and public operators to address relevant themes in the self storage industry.

Schwartz will share his perspectives and insights based on more than 27 years of industry experience as a leader in real estate, commercial office, self storage, retail, securities and corporate financial management, including recent self storage acquisitions in Canada and other international investments. Among his many industry accomplishments, in 2015 he negotiated the $1.4 billion sale of SmartStop Self Storage to Extra Space Storage Inc.

SmartStop Asset Management is the sponsor of three public non-traded real estate investment trusts – Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc.  – as well as private equity offerings, including Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust. The company has approximately $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.

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 approximately $1.3 billion of real estate assets under management, including 108 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of roughly 68,000 units and 7.9 million rentable square feet. SmartStop’s real estate portfolio also includes two student housing facilities with approximately 1,300 beds and 444,262 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. SmartStop is also the sponsor of Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust, a private REIT focused on the acquisition of student and senior housing communities. 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

 About Evercore

Established in 1995, Evercore is a leading global independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore advises a diverse set of investment banking clients on a wide range of transactions and issues and provides institutional investors with high quality equity research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. The firm also offers investment management services to high net worth and institutional investors. With 28 offices and affiliate offices in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, Evercore has the scale and strength to serve clients globally through a focused and tailored approach designed to meet their unique needs. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at


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