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California Self Storage Association


Local Initiatives Fund 

19th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit 2024

  • 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

Rick Perdue 

CEO, Rosewood Property Company

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More program details to follow...


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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

Consider Attending: 

Kure-IT's networking Breakfast - July 18, 2024 - 8:30am - 10:30am 

This year Kure It’s Economic Update and Networking Breakfast will have UBS’s Real Estate and Lodging Analyst, Jon Woolshin presenting. Jon has over 40 years of industry experience as a securities analyst, having covered nearly every equity sector. Our conversation will cover both residential and commercial real estate (with an emphasis on storage), detailing how the current macroeconomic environment trends are affecting the various sectors of real estate and what we might expect to see looking forward.

This is sure to be an interesting discussion!

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