Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., two public, non-traded REITs sponsored by SmartStop Self Storage recently hired a controller. The new hire, Matt Lopez, joins the self-storage REITs after 14 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he served as a senior manager.
Lopez, a certified public accountant (CPA), earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA. He has significant auditing and accounting experience serving Real Estate Funds and REITs in addition to other real estate related firms.
“Matt comes to us with significant experience in REITs and real estate,” commented SmartStop’s president and CEO H. Michael Schwartz. “We’re excited to have him join our organization and take a leadership role in the accounting department as SmartStop continues to grow.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to apply the knowledge I gained servicing top real estate companies at PricewaterhouseCoopers to SmartStop’s two dynamic and rapidly growing affiliated REITS,” added Lopez.