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California Self Storage Association


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18th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit 2023

  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA


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18th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit

July 13, 2023 

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.


CSSA & Talonvest are excited to announce Dr. Arthur B. Laffer as our non-industry keynote speaker.

Arthur B. Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm. As a result of Dr. Laffer's Economic insight and influence in starting a worldwide tax cutting movement during the 1980s, many publications have named him "The Father of Supply Side Economics." 

Dr. Laffer was a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms (1981-1989) and was a founding member of the Reagan Executive Advisory Committee for the presidential race of 1980. He also advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on fiscal policy in theUK during the 1980s. In 2019, Dr. Laffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump.

Dr. Laffer currently sits on the board of directors or advisors of a number of private and public companies and has authored numerous books including An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States (Wiley 2014) and the forthcoming Taxes Have Consequences: An Income Tax History of the United States, to be released by Post Hill Press in September 2022. 

And Introducing Joseph D. Russell as our industry keynote speaker.

Joe Russell is President & Chief Executive Officer of Public Storage, the world's leading owner, operator and developer of self-storage facilities. Mr. Russell is also a trustee on the Public Storage's Board of Trustees. 

Previously, Mr. Russell was president and Chief Executive Officer of PS Business Parks, Inc. (previously listed on the NYSE), a REIT that acquired, developed, owned, and operated commercial properties, from August 2002 until July 2016. Mr. Russell served on the Board of directors of PS Business Parks from August 2003 until the company's sale to affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate in 2022. 

Mr. Russell holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of Governors of NAREIT. 

Investment Panel
This is an exclusive opportunity to hear insight and perspectives from top industry leaders and innovators. 
  • H. Michael Schwartz, Founder, Chairman, CEO-SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc
  • Gary Sugarman, COO- William Warren Group 
  • Zach Harding, CIO- Andover Properties 
  • Tyler Colpini, CEO- Safely Store Self Storage 
  • Eric Snyder, Principal- Talonvest Capital, INC. 
    Session Moderator 

    Tom Sherlock, Principal- Talonvest Capital, Inc.                                                                                             

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    More program details to follow...


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

    They do have rooms available at their regular rate.

    Here is a list of hotels that are reasonably close to the Balboa Bay Resort

    • Lido House
    • Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas
    • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    • VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa
    • Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach
    • Newport Beach Marriott Bayview
    • Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel
    • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport
    • Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
    • The Westin South Coast Plaza
    • Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
    • Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa
    • Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel 

    Consider Attending:

    Kure It's Networking Breakfast - July 13, 2023 - 8:30am - 10:30am

    Join your colleagues in supporting Kure It for a delicious breakfast buffet in the beautiful Bayview Room at the Balboa Bay Club before the start of the Summit. There will be time to network, followed by a presentation by Guest Speaker Chris Sonne from Newmark. Chris will lead a discussion entitled, “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once”. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him speak on supply and demand factors, new construction, rents, transaction volume and cap rates with an outlook for the year.

    Click here for details & to register.

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