LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), a publicly registered non-traded self-storage REIT, is proud to announce that SSTI changed its name to SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (SmartStop®) -- a diversified real estate company that focuses on acquisition, development, advisory, asset management and property management services for self-storage properties. SmartStop® is a self-administered and self-advised self-storage REIT, owning/operating 136 self-storage properties in 17 states and Toronto, Canada.

"We now have a fully integrated self-managed operations team of approximately 300 self-storage, investment and management professionals focused on increasing revenue, occupancy, net operating income and customer satisfaction," said H. Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of SmartStop®. "This management team has been responsible for 11 quarters of consecutively increasing same-store revenue and net operating income growth." 

Today, SmartStop® serves as the sponsor, advisor and property manager for two recently launched self-storage REITs: Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SSTI-II), a public non-traded REIT that focuses on stabilized self-storage properties and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), a private real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, development, redevelopment and lease-up of self-storage properties.

About SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (formerly Strategic Storage Trust Inc.)

SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (SmartStop®) is now a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self storage company, owning and/or operating 136 self storage properties in 17 states and Canada. SmartStop® is a diversified real estate company that focuses on acquisition, advisory, asset management and property management services for self storage properties. SmartStop® is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Trust II, a public non-traded REIT that focuses on stabilized self storage properties, and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., a private REIT that focuses on growth-oriented self storage properties. SmartStop® facilities offer affordable, accessible and secure storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, SmartStop® offers secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. SmartStop® was recently ranked the 7th largest owner/operator in the United States by Mini-Storage Messenger Magazine.

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