4th Annual West Coast Self Storage Owners Conference
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4th Annual West Coast Self Storage Owners Conference

The California Self Storage Association welcomes you to return to the World Famous Napa Valley with us. The Westin Verasa, is situated in walking distance from the Napa Valley Wine Train, Oxbow Public Market and the amazing scenery and vast array of wineries which have made Napa Valley world famous.

5/4/2016 to 5/6/2016
When: 5/4/2016
Where: The Westin Verasa
1314 McKinstry Street
Napa Valley, California  94559
United States
Contact: Erin King
909.912.1962


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WHAT: Join us for our 4th Annual West Coast Self Storage Owners Conference in the beautiful Napa Valley!

WHEN & WHERE: May 4th-6th, 2016 at the Westin Verasa

AGENDA:

SMALL OWNERS FORUM - WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:30 PM

 Join our specialized fast-pace and information-packed session for owners with 5 facilities or less. Don't miss out on:

Labor Law Update with Jerry Bloch: Jerry will be giving attendees a current legal update and some do's and don't's of hiring and managing employees.

CAL OSHA Overview with Ted Medeiros

  • Review of Key Documents required by CAL OSHA
  • Illness and Injury Prevention Plan
  • Heat Illness Plan
  • Blood Borne Pathogen
  • Hazard Communication
  • Evacuation/Emergency Planning Plans
  • OSHA Inspection

During this training a short review of the “Key” provisions of each plan will be conducted. An explanation of why these are more than just documents should a facility be inspected by CAL OSHA. Information will be provided on where to obtain sample documents to be utilized in developing your written plans.

ADA - Understanding ADA Laws for Self Storage with Carlos KaslowA brief discussion about how ADA impacts you and your self storage facility.

The history & importance of offering some form of Tenant Insurance with Tim Parnell from Bader Co.

Natalie Bragg; Store Local - 8 Reasons to Keep an Eye on Valet Storage.

Digital Transaction Management with Markus Hecker, SMD SitelinkThe digital age is about connecting systems like websites, listing services and call centers with your management software. Learn simple ways to profit from new tools to complete more tasks.

PANEL Q&A Session: Panel with all speakers for Q&A as well as Pam Domingue as a moderator and owner support from Natolie Ochi & Daniel Higuera

And of course, our Opening Night Reception & the first round of Bocce!

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION, OYSTERS, & BOCCE BALL - 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM

 

CELEBRATE THE DAY WITH US!

Enjoy a chance to network and drink with the best of them during our opening night reception! All attendees are encouraged to attend and enjoy world famous Hog Island oysters on the half-shell.

Don't miss the 4th Annual Bocce Tournament benefiting Kure It. Kure It is looking for sponsors, team captains and participants. Click below for more information.



 THURSDAY, MAY 5TH, MORNING SESSION:7:00 AM TO 4:30 PM

Registration opens at 7AM and will be open all day. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.

Ryan Severino, REIS - A Keynote Speaker!

The California Economy! Real Estate economist Ryan Severino will give us an update on how the stumbling global recovery and financial market volatility is impacting California's economy and how it will effect the self-storage industry.

Damien Schiff, Pacific Legal Foundation - Our Second Keynote!

CEQA REFORM UPDATE - Leading Issues from recent land-use and property rights litigation; Recent decisions and an update on just compensation (takings) cases that will be heard at the US Supreme Court and how the outcome of these cases will impact real-estate development.

Jeff Shouse, Colliers Valuation - Everything You Need to Know About the Self-Storage Industry in 20 Minutes Join us as Jeff covers important topics, such as Rental Rates/Rent Increases, Vacancy/Trends, Cap Rates/Portfolios, New Construction/Conversions, Financing/Lenders, EGI/Expenses, and How To Boost Your Value!

Development Panel - Where do we go from here?  Join our panel of experts as we discuss how new regulations impact construction featuring Ryan Severino, REIS; Damien Schiff, Pacific Legal Foundation; Jim Field, StoragePRO; Jeff Shouse, Colliers Valuation. Larry Damato, Damato Associates and Eric Von Berg; Newmark Realty Capital as our moderator.

Labor Law Update 2016: Critical labor & employment law updates for 2016 every business owners needs to know. Jerry Bloch, Esq. Jerry Bloch brings over 34 years of experience representing companies in many industries, including self-storage facility owners and managers. A skilled problem solver, he's at his best overcoming the challenges faced by California employers in dealing with their employees, including: -handbooks, policies and procedures, wage and hour issues, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.


 12:15 to 1:30 PM: LUNCH BREAK

 AFTERNOON SESSION:  1:30 PM TO 4:30 PM

 Welcome back from lunch! Our afternoon session will be just as informative as our morning so don't miss out on all we have to offer!

A look at Imposter Fraud with Wells Fargo: Don't Get Scammed! The Changine World of Banking Fraud. Presented by Darren Lamont, Wells Fargo Bank Treasury Investigation Group Please join us as we discuss the newest ways that fraud is perpetrated and what you can do to help reduce your exposure and risk in credit card, ACH, check and imposter fraud. We’ll also discuss the growing cyber threat involving ransomware and the rapidly growing threat of imposter fraud.

Disaster Preparation Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning During this training the difference between Preparation and Recovery planning will be reviewed. Key components of each plan will be outlined. Information will be provided on where to obtain sample documents to be utilized in developing your written plans.

Jillian Manus Why Venture Capital is Looking at Self Storage. Learn how venture capital firms are planning to disrupt the self-storage business model. The millennial generation is forcing every business to change how they interact with customers. Well-funded cyber storage companies such as Boxbee, ValetStorage.com, Clutter.com, and MakeSpace.com are internet based self-storage firms catering to the changing demographic and consumer habits. Venture capitalist Jillian Manus will share with us why she sees opportunities to disrupt the self-storage industry and what internet storage projects her firm is funding.

Millennial Panel/Q&A - Jillian Manus; Jason Lopez, US Storage; Lance Watkins, StoreLocal; Mark Smith, Yardi; Scott Jensen, Partner Fusion; Dave King, Wentworth Property Company as our moderator - As millennials quickly become the self-storage industry's largest consumer segment, they possess a radically different expectation how they interact with businesses. We have brought together a panel of the nation’s top self-storage technology experts to discuss how millennials and internet based storage competitors are forcing unparalleled and disruptive changes. The panel will discuss how internet based storage companies enjoy technological advantages over the self-storage industry, and the changes necessary for the self-storage business model to remain relevant.

 RECEPTION, WINE TASTING, & BOCCE BALL FINALS - 4:30PM 

 After an action packed day of information join us for networking and delicious appetizers at the Westin Verasa’s outdoor Bocce courts. Cheer on finalists from Wednesday nights as they fight for bragging rights to the Kure It 2016 Championship!
 

 FRIDAY, MAY 6TH: 8:30AM TO 9:30 AM -

Join us for breakfast and a final networking chance as we wrap up our event and say our goodbyes.

 
SPECIAL WINE TASTING TOUR - LOCATION, TRANSPORTATION AND PRICING INFORMATION COMING SOON!

 

Attendees traveling on the CSSA wine bus must be present in the Westin hotel lobby at 9:15 AM to board the bus. RSVP is required for the wine tour with or without bus transportation.  Limited opportunities are available.


 

 

TO ATTEND THIS WINE TOUR PRE-REGISTERED ATTENDEES CAN CONTACT HEATHER@CALIFORNIASELFSTORAGE.ORG.

 


If you would like to sponsor this vineyard experience please contact erin@californiaselfstorage.org.
 

 
HOW MUCH: Overall cost depends on your level of registration

FULL CONFERENCE: $250 for Owner members / $650 Vendor Member. Non-members pay the price of admission plus appropriate membership costs. INCLUSIVE OF SMALL OWNERS FORUM FOR QUALIFYING ATTENDEES


Spouse Pass (available to registered attendees): $100  Spouses passes are inclusive of access to social functions such as breakfast, lunch and receptions. Spouse attendees will not be able to attend the speaking/educational portions of the event.


The Westin Verasa will sell out fast! Book your room early by clicking HERE or call the hotel directly at (888) 627-7169 and ask for the CSSA2016 group rate!


 


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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