LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2015) -  SmartStop Self Storage (SmartStop®) recently announced the addition of Nathan McElmurry as vice president of acquisitions. McElmurry will actively support acquisition of new properties located throughout the United States and Canada.

"We are very excited to have Nathan join our team," said Wayne Johnson, Smartstop's CIO. "He brings a great deal of expertise and energy that will help drive acquisitions volume for our two other public nontraded REITs: Strategic Storage Trust II and Strategic Storage Growth Trust."

McElmurry joins SmartStop from his prior role as director of acquisitions for Trico Investments, a self storage owner/operator active across the southern states and California. Prior to Trico, McElmurry served as director of acquisitions for MDI Capital and was a director with GE Capital Real Estate team. Before GE, McElmurry was a senior analyst at CBRE in the Capital Markets group. He has been active in self storage trade organizations and the Urban Land Institute, and currently is a member of the ULI Capital Markets Council.

"SmartStop approached a traditional segment of our industry and applied a fresh, progressive strategy," McElmurry said. "Coupled with a depth of talent at every level, this has led to remarkable growth over the company's relatively short history. It's a winning platform, and the atmosphere is contagious."

McElmurry graduated from Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering and earned his MBA from the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business, with a focus on real estate finance.

About SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (formerly Strategic Storage Trust Inc.)
SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (SmartStop®) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self storage company, owning and/or operating 159 self storage properties in 20 states and Toronto, 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 public non-traded 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 seventh largest owner/operator in the United States by Mini-Storage Messenger Magazine.

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