Utilizing Technology and Maximizing Efficiencies
Wednesday, June 24th 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
COVID has changed the way business has run for many industries. Self storage has obviously been impacted. Owners and operators have found creative ways to adapt and utilize technology to make the business run safer and more efficiently. This includes working remotely, improving functionality of websites and payments, utilizing kiosks and touchless access. This panel will be led by Jeniece Carter Rae and she will dive into the issues with the experts in each of their fields and they will be available to answer your questions.
Cygnus Systems, Inc.
PTI Security Systems
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
Wednesday, June 24th 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Four top industry experts share their thoughts on the state of acquisitions in a post-COVID environment. David Levenfeld, CEO of Storage Pros, will moderate a panel of industry leaders, who will share insights on the impact on underwriting and valuations, as well as the current availability of capital on the equity and debt sides. A discussion of industry trends will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions of the panel participants.
Storage Pros Management, LLC
The Argus Self Storage Sales Network
Newmark Knight Frank
Storage King USA
Should I Consider Third Party Management?
Wednesday, June 24th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All aspects of managing self storage facilities have become more complicated. The regulations are constantly changing, and HR has become more challenging with each day. Travel further complicates remote management. Alison DeJaeger of List Self Storage moderates a panel of some of the preeminent third-party management companies as they share their thoughts on how they can alleviate the management burden and improve the operations of your business. Come ask your questions of this esteemed panel.
List Self Storage
Absolute Storage Management
Argus Professional Storage Management
The William Warren
Financing Self Storage in Today’s Environment
Thursday, June 25th 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
In a quickly changing world, financing real estate can become a significant hurdle to overcome to execute a transaction. This panel will share their many years of experience and expertise on which type of financing best meets your needs. This panel will be led by Steve DeRose of Starwood Mortgage Capital and will discuss whether you are best served using a CMBS loan, traditional bank financing, an SBA loan, insurance company financing or other options. Each situation calls for a different type of solution. Additionally, the type of financing available is constantly changing as the markets change. Come listen, learn and ask questions from this group that between them is financing a large portion of the deals in the self-storage market.
Starwood Mortgage Capital, LLC
The BSC Group
Bank Five Nine
Live Oak Bank
Metro Self Storage
How to Improve Operations in an Ever-Changing World
Thursday, June 25th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
COVID has changed the way businesses operate and has forced us all to re-evaluate the current model. Companies are exploring significant long-term issues regarding remote work for office employees, touchless rentals and how to staff and maintain properties efficiently. While there are significant immediate challenges, there is also great opportunity. Ian Burnstein of the Storage Business Owners Alliance will explore these questions with a panel of experienced and sophisticate operators. This panel provide tremendous insight and answer questions from the audience regarding how they have adapted and improved operations.