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CSSA Announces 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium

Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:52 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

For Immediate Release    

Contact: Erin King, Executive Director                                  

Phone: (949)783-4130

E-mail: erinking.cssa@gmail.com


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 attendees.

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 trusts (REITs).

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