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OCT 2018

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ISS TOP OPERATORS 2018: FACILITY OWNERS 22 ISS I October 2018 GET MORE FROM THIS YEAR'S LISTS! To purchase the 2018 Top-Operators Lists in a convenient Excel format that allows you to sort and export data, visit This year's package includes the complete lists as well as a PDF of the analytic report. You can also purchase copies of lists from the past several years for comparison. 1. Public Storage Founded: 1972 CEO/President: Ronald L. Havner Jr. Website: Contact: Ryan Burke E-mail: Facilities owned: 2,615 Storage units owned: 1,640,000 Square feet owned: 171,000,000 Primary brand names owned: Public Storage (U.S.), Shurgard (Europe) Expansion plans: Develop new facilities, expand and redevelop existing facilities, and acquire third-party-owned facilities. 2. Extra Space Storage* Founded: 1977 Owner: Publicly Traded CEO/President: Joe Margolis Website: Contact: Jeff Norman E-mail: Facilities owned: 1,083 Storage units owned: 760,000 Square feet owned: 82,000,000 Primary brand names owned: Extra Space Storage Expansion plans: To continue growing aggressively. 3. Life Storage Inc.* Founded: 1982 CEO/President: David Rogers, CEO Website: Contact: Diane Piegza E-mail: Facilities owned: 566 Storage units owned: 356,942 Square feet owned: 39,867,183 Primary brand names owned: Life Storage Expansion plans: Actively seeking high-quality acquisitions for the company portfolio as well as joint-venture partners. Expanding third-party management and expansion/enhancement programs, expending up to $50 million annually. 4. CubeSmart* Founded: 2004 CEO/President: Christopher Marr Website: Contact: Charlie Place E-mail: Facilities owned: 486 Storage units owned: 341,000 Square feet owned: 34,000,000 Primary brand names owned: CubeSmart Expansion plans: Will continue to evaluate potential opportunities that ft into the company's investment criteria. 5. National Storage Affliates* Founded: 2013 Owner: Publicly Traded CEO/President: Arlen Nordhagen, CEO Website: Contact: Marti Dowling E-mail: Facilities owned: 551 Storage units owned: 270,000 Square feet owned: 34,000,000 Primary brand names owned: Guardian Storage Centers, Hide-Away Storage, Move It Self Storage, Northwest Self Storage, Optivest Properties, Personal Mini Storage, RightSpace Storage, SecurCare, Storage Solutions, StorAmerica Expansion plans: Growth through acquisitions and additional affliates. 6. U-Haul International Inc.* Founded: 1945 CEO/President: E.J. "Joe" Shoen Website: Contact: Dennis O'Connor E-mail: Facilities owned: 1,073 Storage units owned: 385,985 Square feet owned: 32,665,669 Primary brand names owned: U-Haul Moving and Storage Expansion plans: Strategic acquisitions of existing facilities as well as new construction and conversions. 7. StorageMart Founded: 1976 CEO/President: Michael (Mike) Burnam Website: Contact: Michael Burnam E-mail: Facilities owned: 204 Storage units owned: 120,000 Square feet owned: 16,000,000 Primary brand names owned: StorageMart 8. Prime Group Holdings LLC Founded: 2013 Owner: Robert (Bob) J. Moser CEO/President: Robert (Bob) J. Moser Website: Contact: Robert (Bob) J. Moser E-mail: Facilities owned: 210 Storage units owned: 110,000 Square feet owned: 13,500,000 Primary brand names owned: Prime Self Storage Expansion plans: Actively acquiring and developing properties and portfolios across the United States. 9. SmartStop Asset Management LLC Founded: 2015 Owner: H. Michael Schwartz CEO/President: H. Michael Schwartz Website: Contact: H. Michael Schwartz E-mail: Facilities owned: 135 Storage units owned: 87,500 Square feet owned: 9,975,000 Primary brand names owned: SmartStop Self Storage Expansion plans: Purchase a mix of stabilized and lease-up deals in addition to development and Certifcate-of-Occupancy deals, while continuing to expand the company's presence in the Greater Toronto area. 10. Metro Storage LLC Founded: 1973 CEO/President: K. Blair Nagel, Matthew M. Nagel Website: Contact: K. Blair Nagel E-mail: Facilities owned: 132 Storage units owned: 77,900 Square feet owned: 8,693,300 Primary brand names owned: Metro Self Storage Expansion plans: Construction of ground-up and conversion facilities as well as acquisition of existing value-add and stabilized facilities. 11. W. P. Carey Inc. Founded: 1973 CEO/President: Jason Fox Website: Contact: Anna McGrath E-mail: Facilities owned: 113 Storage units owned: 76,160 Square feet owned: 8,653,453 Primary brand names owned: Bluebird Self Storage, CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, Secure Self Storage 12. Simply Self Storage* Founded: 2003 CEO/President: Kurt O'Brien, President Website: Contact: Kyle Schmutzler E-mail: Facilities owned: 96 Storage units owned: 59,089 Square feet owned: 7,870,428 Primary brand names owned: Simply Self Storage Expansion plans: Expand in areas in which the company currently operates as well as other strategic markets. 13. National Storage REIT Founded: 2000 Owner: Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange CEO/President: Andrew Catsoulis Website: Contact: Makala Ffrench Castelli E-mail: Facilities owned: 115 Storage units owned: 63,723 Square feet owned: 6,566,096 Primary brand names owned: National Storage Expansion plans: Leverage an annual acquisition pipeline of approximately AU$100 million. 14. All Storage Founded: 1994 Owner: Jay Schuminsky Website: Contact: Sandra Blankenship E-mail: Facilities owned: 48 Storage units owned: 42,798 Square feet owned: 6,197,432 Primary brand names owned: All Storage Expansion plans: Exploring all opportunities to grow. 15. StorQuest Self Storage (The William Warren Group)* Founded: 1994 CEO/President: William Hobin Website: Contact: William (Bill) Hobin E-mail: Facilities owned: 83 Storage units owned: 58,000 Square feet owned: 6,100,000 Primary brand names owned: StorQuest Self Storage Expansion plans: Grow and expand the current self-storage operating platform through ground-up development, redevelopment, acquisitions and third-party management in new and existing markets. 16. World Class Holdings Founded: 2008 Owner: Nate Paul CEO/President: Nate Paul Website: Contact: Nate Paul E-mail: Facilities owned: 72 Storage units owned: 45,000 Square feet owned: 5,800,000 Primary brand names owned: Great Value Storage Expansion plans: Extensive development in California and Texas. Acquisitions throughout major Metropolitan Statistical Areas nationally. *Also appears on the Top 50 list of facility-management companies

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