CSSA Announces 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Posted by: Brenda Lafontaine
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin King, Executive
Powerful Program Focuses On Navigating Through 2012
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. —February 16, 2012 —The California Self Storage
Association (CSSA) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Northern
California Owners Symposium at The Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in
Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The event partner is Colliers
Valuation & Advisory Services (www.colliers.com/globalvaluationadvisory).
The full-day program will feature compelling
"need to know” sessions by noted industry experts who will focus on what every
self-storage owner and operator needs to know to successfully navigate through
the challenges of 2012.
This year’s program includes a self-storage industry update by Spencer
Kirk, CEO of Extra Space Storage (www.extraspace.com), the second largest real
estate investment trust (REIT) and the second largest operator in the U.S. A
dynamic session will also be presented by noted economist KC Conway, MAI, CRE.
Currently the executive managing director of real estate analytics at Colliers Valuation,
Mr. Conway is perhaps best known for his role as key player at the Federal
Reserve where he briefed Chairman Bernanke, the Board of Governors,
Federal Reserve district bank presidents, and real estate industry groups on
market conditions and burgeoning issues during the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis.
Also speaking is employment law specialist Lisa Barnett Sween, a partner
at Lewis, Beisbois Bisgaard &
Smith LLP (www.lbbslaw.com), where she
has represented employers in all aspects of employment law and
litigation including state and federal employment harassment and discrimination
litigation and wrongful discharge litigation.
"The 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium will
feature some of the most powerful speakers we have ever had the privilege of
presenting,” says California Self Storage Association Executive Director Erin King. "Moreover, this event will allow area
operators and professionals to attend dynamic educational programs without ever
having to get on a plane.”
The Owners Symposium was created by the CSSA to bring Northern
California self-storage professionals together in a forum that
would provide both compelling content and invaluable networking opportunities.
With growing attendance every year, this year’s event should draw nearly 200
For more information about the 6th Annual Northern California
Owners Symposium or to register for the event, please visit www.californiaselfstorage.org
or contact the California Self Storage Association at (949) 783-4130.
About The California Self-Storage Association
Founded in 2002, the California Self
Storage Association (CSSA) is the state’s not-for-profit trade organization
dedicated to serving the California self-storage industry, including
owner-operators, facility managers, and industry vendors. The CSSA represents
some 450 direct member companies that own and operate over 1,200 facilities in California. CSSA direct
members range from individual facility owner-operators to multiple-facility
operations, to the industry's largest publicly traded real estate investment