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State of the Union in Storage and Opening Remarks

Wednesday, June 24th 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Moderator:

Ian Burnstein

SBOA

Utilizing Technology and Maximizing Efficiencies

Wednesday, June 24th 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COVID has changed the way business has run for many industries. Self storage has obviously been impacted. Owners and operators have found creative ways to adapt and utilize technology to make the business run safer and more efficiently. This includes working remotely, improving functionality of websites and payments, utilizing kiosks and touchless access. This panel will be led by Jeniece Carter Rae and she will dive into the issues with the experts in each of their fields and they will be available to answer your questions.

Jeniece Carter-Rae

Moderator:

Jeniece Carter-Rae
SBOA

Moderator:

Robert Chiti
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.

Panelist:

Chuck Gordon
Storable

Scott Kube

Panelist:

Scott Kube
Cygnus Systems, Inc.

Ryan Stewart

Panelist:

Ryan Stewart
PTI Security Systems

Can't Touch This: How Smart On-Door Smart Locks Make Contactless Move-In’s a Reality

Wednesday, June 24th 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Janus International Group logo
Breakout Session

Saving on HVAC Energy & Maintenance Expenses

Wednesday, June 24th 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Breakout Session
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Utilizing Technology and Maximizing Efficiencies

Wednesday, June 24th 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Four top industry experts share their thoughts on the state of acquisitions in a post-COVID environment. David Levenfeld, CEO of Storage Pros, will moderate a panel of industry leaders, who will share insights on the impact on underwriting and valuations, as well as the current availability of capital on the equity and debt sides. A discussion of industry trends will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions of the panel participants.

David Levenfeld

Moderator:

David Levenfeld
Storage Pros Management, LLC

Brian Cohen

Panelist:

Brian Cohen
Storage King USA

Scott Levy

Panelist:

Scott Levy
CubeSmart

Aaron Swerdlin

Panelist:

Aaron Swerdlin
Newmark Knight Frank

Ben Vestal

Panelist:

Ben Vestal
The Argus Self Storage Sales Network

Should I Consider Third Party Management?

Wednesday, June 24th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All aspects of managing self storage facilities have become more complicated. The regulations are constantly changing, and HR has become more challenging with each day. Travel further complicates remote management. Alison DeJaeger of List Self Storage moderates a panel of some of the preeminent third-party management companies as they share their thoughts on how they can alleviate the management burden and improve the operations of your business. Come ask your questions of this esteemed panel.

Alison DeJaeger

Moderator:

Alison DeJaeger
List Self Storage

Scott Beatty

Panelist:

Scott Beatty
Absolute Storage Management

Marlene Gore

Panelist:

Marlene Gore
AlphaStaff

Korey Hanson

Panelist:

Korey Hanson
Argus Professional Storage Management

Mara Paredes

Panelist:

Mara Paredes
The William Warren Group

Safeguard Your Storage Operation from Crisis
by Jon Loftin

Wednesday, June 24th 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

OpenTech Alliance
Breakout Session

Financing Self Storage in Today’s Environment

Thursday, June 25th 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

In a quickly changing world, financing real estate can become a significant hurdle to overcome to execute a transaction. This panel will share their many years of experience and expertise on which type of financing best meets your needs. This panel will be led by Steve DeRose of Starwood Mortgage Capital and will discuss whether you are best served using a CMBS loan, traditional bank financing, an SBA loan, insurance company financing or other options. Each situation calls for a different type of solution. Additionally, the type of financing available is constantly changing as the markets change. Come listen, learn and ask questions from this group that between them is financing a large portion of the deals in the self-storage market.

Steve DeRose

Moderator:

Steve DeRose
Starwood Mortgage Capital, LLC

Terry Campbell

Panelist:

Terry Campbell
Live Oak Bank

Nick Collins

Panelist:

Nick Collins
Bank Five Nine

Shawn Hill

Panelist:

Shawn Hill
The BSC Group

Dan Hryczyk

Panelist:

Dan Hryczyk
Metro Self Storage

Automating Your Facility

Thursday, June 25th 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Easy Storage Solutions logo
Breakout Session

SBA Lending Opportunities

Thursday, June 25th 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Live Oak Bank logo
Breakout Session

Defending Your Storage Operation

Thursday, June 25th 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Storable logo
Breakout Session

Why is Business Intelligence Important in Self Storage?

Thursday, June 25th 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Stortrack
Breakout Session

How ZyraTalk has transformed Thousands of Businesses During COVID-19

Thursday, June 25th 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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Breakout Session

How to Improve Operations in an Ever-Changing World

Thursday, June 25th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COVID has changed the way businesses operate and has forced us all to re-evaluate the current model. Companies are exploring significant long-term issues regarding remote work for office employees, touchless rentals and how to staff and maintain properties efficiently. While there are significant immediate challenges, there is also great opportunity. Ian Burnstein of the Storage Business Owners Alliance will explore these questions with a panel of experienced and sophisticate operators. This panel provide tremendous insight and answer questions from the audience regarding how they have adapted and improved operations.
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Moderator:

Ian Burnstein
SBOA

Steve Cohen

Panelist:

Steven Cohen
Guardian Self Storage

RK Kliebenstein

Panelist:

RK Klienbenstein
StorTrak

Bryan Mosser

Panelist:

Bryan Mosser
SBOATI

Anne Hawkins

Panelist:

Anne Hawkins
Morningstar Properties, LLC

Navigating the Impact of Covid-19 on Your Storage Business

Thursday, June 25th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

AlphaStaff logo
Breakout Session
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