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Timothy J. Dietz, Keynote Speaker
President & CEO, Self Storage Association
Timoth Dietz is the President and CEO of the Self Storage Association, America and manages all operations of the organization, including strategic planning, budgeting, personnel and board relations. He implements the vision of board of directors and national strategy for 5,500+ member real estate trade association that represents the approx. 49,000 self storage facilities nationwide. The SSA supports the collective needs of members ranging from one-facility operators to the largest public companies within the industry.
President of Marketing, Training and Developmental Services, Universal Storage Group
Anne Ballard is former Founder and President of Universal Management Company, as well as President 2015 and 2016 of the GASSA — GA Self Storage Association, and past Board member of the SSA — Self Storage Association as well as Senior Faculty member for the SSA’s Regional Supervisor’s program.
Universal manages Self Storage facilities in Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Anne is now President of Marketing, Training and Developmental Services for Universal Storage Group; a new entity created in late 2012 from a merger of Universal Management with RES Management a South Carolina based storage Management Company. USG now manages and consults to 60+ US and
President, Better Management Systems
David Blum is a business graduate of Boston University and holds a Masters Degree in Marketing Management from Fordham University in New York. After an extensive and varied career in retail and truck rental, Mr. Blum entered the self-storage industry full-time in 1996. A district manager for Storage USA, Mr. Blum went on to become Vice President of Operation for Budget Mini-Storage in South Florida. In 2003 he began his own consulting practice, with clients throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, Greece and Israel.
In 1998 Mr. Blum co-founded the Florida Self-Storage Association. He was president until January 1, 2004, and again in 2011, and continues to represent Florida as an FSSA Trustee Emeritus. He is a frequent contributor to many trade publications including Mini-Storage Messenger and Inside Self-Storage.
Owner, Bodehogar Storage
Carlos Cardona is the owner and general manager of Bodehogar Storage. The company operates five storage facilities in Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellín, Colombia, and has another under development.
CEO & Partner, Goodstorage
Thiago has been involved in the real estate investment world since 2003. Through the years he has worked raising and managing real estate funds as well as developing different kinds of assets at Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo, Bracor (Equity International Investment), BTG Pactual and for the past 2,5 years at Goodstorage which he has founded together with HSI and Evergreen Capital Partners.
Goodstorage is a leading, world-class, self storage platform in Brazil and has been intensively acquiring, developing and operating properties in the country.
Pete Frayser manages the business development efforts for Latin America for Janus, International. Prior to joining Janus, Pete worked for a real estate developer in Valencia, Spain. Pete has bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Spanish from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in
Chief Operating Officer, SiteLink
Since its inception in 1996, Markus has turned SiteLink into a global industry leader in self-storage and property management software. With over 12,000 customers. SiteLink enjoys the largest, fastest-growing customer base of any self-storage management program. SiteLink has emerged as a favorite for single and multi-store operations and most of the top 100 operators.
Self Storage Specialist, Performance Self Storage Group
Carl Touhey is a self storage broker in California and assists self storage owners with marketing and off-site managment. He began his real estate career in 1986 selling investment real estate in Phoenix, Arizona. His family built their first storage facility in the early 1970’s and they currently own and operate 8 storage facilities. An investment opportunity in 1992 launched him into the self storage industry as he went on to acquire five storage facilities from 1992-1994. In April 2010, Carl Touhey co-founded Performance Self Storage Group. PSSG offers self storage brokerage, marketing and consulting services to self storage owners and investors nationwide.
CEO, Aki KB Minibodegas
Arie Rezepka is CEO of Aki KB Minibodegas, which operates eight self-storage facilities in Chile and Costa Rica. Founded in 2003, the company has twice won the “Mini Storage Messenger” International Self-Storage Facility of the Year Award.
Managing Director, Mr Bogeduitas
Federico Rolz is the Managing Director of Mr. Bodeguitas. Mr. Bodeguitas has been in operation for more than 17 years and has a presence in 3 countries with 9 branches, 35,000 m² of warehouse space and an excellent world-class service.
Partner, Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik P.C.
Scott Zucker specializes in business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on dispute resolution in the areas of construction, real estate, employment, landlord-tenant and franchise law. Scott represents companies in matters relating to contract claims, loss and damage claims, delay and productivity claims, premises liability actions and tenant dispossessory. Scott also reviews and drafts construction contracts, property leases and employment agreements, trains property managers in office, retail, multi-family, industrial and self-storage and evaluates property management operations in those areas.
SiteLink, Sales Executive
Amird Caballero spent almost five years in SiteLink customer support before transitioning to his new role as International Sales Representative. Amird has great knowledge of the SiteLink program and loves helping customers understand how SiteLink can benefit them. He is also fluent in both English and Spanish.