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Welcome New Members & First Time Attendees!.  Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization with an annual $5+ million budget; 9 staff.

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1 Welcome New Members & First Time Attendees!

2  Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization with an annual $5+ million budget; 9 staff professionals  2,000+ (direct) member companies + 3,800 affiliate (indirect) member companies representing some 22,000+ facilities  All 5 public companies/REITs are members  Members have from ONE facility to 2,200 facilities  SSA is the registered lobbying organization representing the self storage industry before US Congress and the federal agencies, as well as 29 state legislatures in last 3 years National SSA: Background

3  Today we will cover two areas:  Quick overview of the national Self Storage Association (SSA)  Walk-through of the Conference & Trade Show Agenda New Member Orientation

4  Data: Collection & dissemination  Advocacy: Federal & state lobbying  Networking: Conventions/ Trade Shows/Seminars/Summits  Communications: SSA Globe/Electronic Globe weekly  Executive Education & Employee Training (CSSM program)  Research reports: Demand Studies/Baby Boomer study  Web/Technology: SSA HQ and for managed associations  Association Relations: Charter/3 rd Party Mgmt./Affiliates  Membership Relations: Team One, MSOG, LOC, REITs  Publications: Printed Annotated Lien Laws, etc.  Legal Information: SS Legal Review & SS Legal Network SSA: Areas of Competency

5  State Laws: (as of August, 2014)  SSA has passed THIRTY (30) new lien law provisions in TWENTY-SEVEN (27) states  SSA passed 10 new tenant insurance bills that brings the total number of states permitting the offering of tenant insurance to NINETEEN (19)  SSA has invested $4.2 million over last 8 years enacting/ modernizing/ improving/ streamlining state laws  $600,000 is being spent in 2014 on state legislative issues  Priorities:  Enabling specialty licensing for tenant insurance  Updating lien laws (eliminating registered mail & lien sale newspaper ads)  Dealing with abandoned records and vehicles  Securing reasonable late fees  Fighting sales taxes on self storage rents Industry Legislation & Regulation

6  SSA/REIS Self Storage Data Reports  More than 10,000 same-store participants on occupancy and historical rental rates  Top 50 metropolitan markets, and 279 submarkets  SSA members receive substantial discounts on REIS data reports  We created and maintain a National Facilities Database (NFDb) of 48,500 facilities  Database is divided into state legislative and U.S. Congressional districts for lobbying SSA Data & Information

7  SSA Valuation& Acquisition Course (for Owners)  SSA Online University (for Managers) Go to: for details  Managers Certification Course (CSSM) – online videos & workbooks  15 Segments: Legal Issues, Operations, Financial Management, Sales & Human Relations, Emergency planning, Marketing, Auctions, etc.  To achieve Certified Self Storage Manager designation participants take all 15 segments and must pass a final exam  These 15 segments are also available “a la carte” for those not wishing to pursue certification  172 persons are current certified self storage managers (CSSMs) Every other month, educational, various topics SSA Education (www.selfstorage.org)

8  SSA Valuation & Acquisition Course – October 27-29, Denver, CO  SSA Annual Executive Ski Workshop - January 19-22, Big Sky, Montana  SSA Economic Summit - March 11, 2015, Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC  SSA Spring Conference & Trade Show – March 11-13, Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC  SSA Fall Conference & Trade Show, September 9-11, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV SSA Upcoming Meetings

9  Association Relations  Affiliated with 38 of the 40 state associations  Affiliated internationally: Canada, FEDESSA, LASSA, Australia, Japan SSA, RSA Japan, Brazil, Mexico and SSA Asia!  7 managed state associations (NJ,UT, VT, KY, IL, VA, MD)  5 charter state associations (OH, OR, IN, MN, NM)  Membership Services  Our members have more than 20,000 facilities in the U.S. under the SSA umbrella and an additional affiliation with another 6,000 facilities abroad SSA Affiliations

10  Education discounts  Conference discounts  Ski Workshop discounts  Publication discounts  SSA Globe magazine  Monday Morning Globe  Self Storage Legal Review  Online networking  SSA Data Reports  Healthcare benefits  Mid-sized Owners Group  Vendor coupon directory  Business locator  Marketing collateral  Industry advocacy  Young Leaders Group  SSA scholarships  Large Owners Council  Access to Self Storage Legal Network (added fee) SSA Member Benefits

11 Michael T. Scanlon, Jr. – President & CEO Tim Dietz – SVP, Advocacy & Communications Derek Knights – SVP, Finance Mike Blackett – VP, Operations Jennifer Pettigrew – VP, Vendor Relations Stacey Loflin – VP, Marketing & Membership Ginny Stengel – VP, Social Media & Education Nichelle Nassif – Director, State Associations Joan Marsha – Manager, Finance & Operations Staff at SSA

12 Today’s schedule of events

13 Today continued MSOG = Mid-Sized Owners Group (for owners of 2-9 facilities)

14 Tomorrow’s Schedule

15 Tomorrow’s Schedule Cont.

16 Friday’s Schedule

17 Thank You.


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