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SmartStop Self Storage REIT Names Chief Operations Officer

SmartStop Self Storage REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust formerly known as Strategic Storage Trust II, has appointed Joe Robinson as chief operations officer.

SmartStop Self Storage REIT Inc., a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust formerly known as Strategic Storage Trust II, has appointed Joe Robinson as chief operations officer.

Robinson served as chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Simply Self Storage from April 2016 until September 2019 where he led various functions including marketing, pricing, information technology, and training.

Prior to Simply Self Storage, Robinson served in several pricing and marketing capacities at Extra Space Storage, most recently as vice president of marketing where he led revenue management, data analytics, and the company’s call center. He previously served as director of revenue management, where he led the development of multiple industry first centralized pricing models for self-storage.

Robinson holds bachelor’s degree in computer science with a business minor from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University.

SmartStop Self Storage REIT Inc, which was previously engaged in an offering focused on acquiring self-storage assets, closed its primary offering to new investors in January 2017. As of July 5, 2019, it had raised approximately $608 million in investor equity. The company is now the ninth largest fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self-storage company, owning 113 self-storage properties in 17 states and Ontario, Canada.

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