David Corak hired as Vice President of Corporate Finance at SmartStop Self Storage


RANCH LADERA, California, January 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (“SmartStop” or the “Company”) announced today that David Corak, CFA has been hired as Vice President of Corporate Finance with immediate effect. As part of his role, Corak will focus on developing the investor relations function within SmartStop, as well as guiding corporate finance initiatives across the organization.

“David joins us with extensive sales-side and public company experience, which will help SmartStop sharpen its existing investor relations and corporate finance infrastructure,” said Michael mcclure, President and CEO of SmartStop. “We are delighted that David is joining the company and helping to expand the SmartStop® Self Storage brand across the United States and Canada. “

Corak was most recently Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at Jernigan Capital (NYSE: JCAP), a publicly traded self-storage REIT that was acquired by NexPoint Advisors, LP in november 2020. Corak also has six years of sales-side research experience at Stifel Financial Corp. and FBR Capital Markets / B Riley Securities covering the self-storage sector, as well as three years of investment and investment banking experience at PNC Financial Services. Corak graduated from Georgetown University and holder of the CFA® charter.

About SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (SmartStop)
SmartStop is a self-managed REIT with a fully integrated operations team of approximately 390 self-storage professionals focused on growing the SmartStop® Self Storage brand. SmartStop, through its indirect subsidiary SmartStop REIT Advisors, LLC, also sponsors other self-storage programs, including Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc., an unlisted public REIT, and other private programs. SmartStop is the tenth largest self-storage company in the United States, with approximately $ 10.7 billion real estate assets under management, including a portfolio owned and managed of 149 properties in 19 states and Toronto, Canada and comprising approximately 100,000 units and 11.3 million rentable square feet. SmartStop and its affiliates own or manage 15 self-storage properties operating in the Greater Toronto Area, which total more than 12,000 units and 1.3 million rentable square feet. Additional information about SmartStop can be found at www.smartstopselfstorage.com.

Marc Barbalato
FTI Council
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SOURCE SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc.


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