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Ken Morrison Promoted to COO at SmartStop

Ladera Ranch, CA-Based SmartStop Asset Management promoted Ken Morrison to chief operations officer, self storage. Morrison, who joined SmartStop in 2011, previously served as senior vice president of operations.

SmartStop’s H. Michael Schwartz says, “Ken is a consummate professional with two decades of experience in managing, operating and maximizing revenue for self storage portfolios. He is an exceptional leader and a key member of our executive management who will continue to play a key role in our ongoing growth.”

SmartStop Asset Management’s self storage portfolio includes 108 facilities located throughout the U.S. and Canada, comprised of approximately 68,000 units.

Prior to joining SmartStop, Morrison spent 14 years with Public Storage, ultimately serving as senior vice president of its northeast operations, and was responsible for more than 300 facilities in 11 states that generated in excess of $335 million in annual revenue.

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