The 2018 Great Lakes Summit & Expo was held on June 13th at the Union League Club of Chicago, and was a great success. The meeting was an excellent opportunity to network with fellow self storage professionals and catch up on the latest news and developments in the local self storage industry.
A special thank you to Presenting Sponsor Extra Space Storage and Break Sponsor Waikato Enterprises Inc. Extra Space CEO Joseph Margolis delivered the Keynote Address to a record 269 attendees and 29 exhibitors.
Thank you to our industry leading speakers and panelists.
Marc Boorstein of MJ Partners was the moderator of an acquistion and development panel. On the panel were, RK Kliebenstein of Metro Storage LLC, John Mengel of JSM Ventures, Inc., and Liz Schlesinger of Merit Hill Capital.
Phil Murphy of Next Door Storage was the moderator of a digital marketing panel. Mark Jensen of Extra Space Storage, Sarah Little of StorageMart, and Melissa Stiles, Storage Asset Management, shared the latest trends.
Joseph Doherty, SVP Legislative & Legal Counsel at the Self Storage Association presented the political and legislative influences on self storage with lobbyist Brian P. Wojcicki of Cook-Witter, Inc.
William A. Strauss, Senior Economic Advisor from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago shared economic insights, trends and future outlook.