The 2019 IL-SSA Great Lakes Owners Summit & Expo was held on June 18-19, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago
in Chicago, IL. This is the premier self storage event in the mid-west. Over 275 attendees and 30+ industry vendors attended this annual meeting. Attendees gathered at two networking receptions sponsored by Waikato Enterprises Inc. to exchange ideas and share about the latest in the industry.
The IL-SSA would like to thank Gold Sponsor CubeSmart and CubeSmart CEO Christopher Marr who delivered the keynote address.
Nathan Reichard, IL-SSA President, delivered the opening remarks to the record breaking crowd and a sold out tradeshow. Next, an acquisition & development panel was moderated by Marc Boorstein of MJ Partners. Panelists included John Mengel, JSM Venture, Elliot Pessis, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, and Liz Schlesinger, Merit Hill Capital. Following that was Peter Nora, U-Stor-It, who moderated a self storage market panel. Joining him on the panel were, Barbara Denham, REIS by Moody’s Analytics, Theresa Gallas, Union Realtime, and Chris Nebenzahl, Yardi Matrix. Attendees were then treated to a session by Cynthia Ashby, Dynamic Self Storage Solutions, Due Diligence Auditing: What To Look For When Buying – What To Be Ready For When Selling. The final speaker of the day was, Joe Doherty, SVP, Legislative & Legal Counsel at the Self Storage Association who spoke about the political and legislative influences on your business.
The IL-SSA would also like to thank the lunch sponsor, Boxwell.
The Great Lakes Owners Summit & Expo is 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. Stay tuned for more information on the November 2019 IL-SSA Annual Fall Meeting.