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Latest CSSA Events

At the heart of who we are as an association you’ll find our success is built on the relationships our members have with one another. You’ll find that CSSA members truly care about each other and look for ways to work together and support each other in order to continually improve our industry through best practices and delivering better a better experience for storage customers.

    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar

    Virtual Education – HR Series


    Presented by the California Employers Association (CEA)

    JUNE 28, 2024

    10:00AM – 11:30AM

    Click HERE to Register

    Since January 2024, there have already been a myriad of employment law updates ranging from wage and hour cases, to new rights for pregnant workers, to new Cal/OSHA plan requirements. As seasoned employers know, it is critical to stay current with California’s fast-paced changes to mitigate risk and avoid new areas for liability.  

    Join us for an interactive and informative Mid-Year Labor Law Update with experienced HR  subject matter experts. 


    • New wage-and-hour cases regarding compensable time & wage statements 
    • Fast food, health care, and local minimum wage updates
    • Workplace Violence and Indoor Heat Illness plans
    • Updates on non-compete agreements
    • New rights for pregnant workers
    • California’s proposed “right to disconnect” bill.

    CEA's training is unique in that they will not only cover laws, but their HR advisors will also discuss policy updates, practical guidance, and available resources. And they will be available to answer your burning questions!




    Interested in Sponsoring? Click HERE for details.

    • Thursday, July 18, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA



    19th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit

    July 18, 2024 

    11:00AM - 6:30PM

    Includes Lunch & Closing Reception

    Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA

      1221 West Coast Highway

      Newport Beach, CA 92663

          Presented By:   

    Founding Partner & Title Sponsor:


    The Annual Self Storage Owners Conference (hosted by CSSA and Talonvest) is one of the self storage industries premier events in the country, attracting top-tier owners. This extraordinary program is matched by the locale – set at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. The Annual Self Storage Owners Summit offers an incomparable program in a remarkable setting – one experience that should not be missed!

    Outstanding Destination…

    Overlooking Newport Bay, Balboa Bay Resort delivers the only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond waterfront resort in Newport Beach. This 15-acre paradise pampers guests with outstanding accommodations, waterfront dining, and day spa offering the quintessential California coast experience.


    Palmer Luckey  

    Founder Anduril industries and Oculus VR

    Palmer Luckey is an American inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of defense technology company Anduril Industries, designer of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, and the Founder of Oculus VR, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2.3b.

    Palmer founded Anduril Industries in 2017 to radically transform the defense capabilities of the United States and its allies by fusing artificial intelligence with the latest hardware advancements. At Anduril, Palmer integrates a consumer technology business model with mission-driven objectives, enabling rapid product development and deployment, setting the company apart from other players in the defense industry.

    His deep interest in defense technology was driven by his time at the USC ICT MxR lab, where he built hardware used to research immersive PTSD treatment for US veterans. He continued to support various military applications of VR during his time at Oculus, informing his belief that radical modernization of US military technology is a prerequisite for preserving our way of life.


    Joseph D. Margolis 

    Director & CEO - Extra Space Storage

    Joseph D. Margolis has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Extra Space Storage since January 1, 2017. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) from July 2015 until December 31, 2016. Mr. Margolis served as a member of the Extra Space board of directors from February 2005 until July 2015. From 2011 until July 2015, he was Senior Managing Director and Partner at Penzance Properties, a vertically integrated owner, operator and developer of office and other properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Previously, Mr. Margolis was a co-founding partner of Arsenal Real Estate Funds, a private real estate investment management firm, from 2004 through 2011. 

    H. Michael Schwartz 

    Founder, Chairman and CEO - SmartStop® Self Storage REIT, Inc.

    H. Michael Schwartz is Founder, Chairman and CEO of SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (SmartStop), a self-managed REIT with a fully integrated operations team of more than 500 self-storage professionals focused on growing the SmartStop® Self Storage brand. SmartStop, through a wholly owned subsidiary, also sponsors other self-storage programs, including Strategic Storage Growth Trust III, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust VI, Inc. SmartStop is the tenth-largest self-storage company in the U.S., and the largest self-storage provider in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada with an owned and managed portfolio of more than 196 properties in 22 states and Canada.


    Chip Brown 

    Partner & CFO, InSite Property Group

    Evan Stephens 

    CIO, Go Store It Self Storage 

    Matt Garibaldi 

    President, Storage Star/FollettUSA

    Click Here to view last years event 

    CSSA's room block at Balboa Bay Resort is SOLD OUT!

    *Below is a list of other hotels (with links) that are close by and comparable to

    Balboa Bay Resort: 

    Pendry - Newport Beach

    Hyatt Regency - Newport Beach 

    Lido House - Autograph Collection 

    Marriott Bayview - Newport Beach

    VEA Marriott Hotel & Spa - Newport Beach

    Interested in Sponsoring?

    Click HERE for Details

    Thank you to our Sponsors

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