SOURCE: Strategic Storage Growth Trust

Strategic Storage Growth Trust

October 03, 2014 13:44 ET

Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) Acquires Las Vegas Facility for $6.1 Million

SSGT's Portfolio Includes Two Self-Storage Facilities in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2014) - Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) -- a private REIT targeting the development, redevelopment and lease-up of self-storage properties -- recently closed on its third transaction with the purchase of the Las Vegas facility totaling approximately 1,040 units and 92,000 net rentable square feet. This facility will be re-branded under the SmartStop® Self Storage trade name.

"The Las Vegas facility is located in a strong traffic corridor between Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue in a market where SmartStop has a strong footprint," said Wayne Johnson, SVP of acquisitions for SSGT. "This acquisition adds another high quality, infill location to our growing Las Vegas portfolio. We look forward to significantly expanding occupancy through our SmartStop brand of management."

Located at 4349 South Jones Blvd., this facility was purchased for approximately $6.1 million. Built in 1996, the four-building facility encompasses one two-story and three one-story self-storage buildings and one two-story office/manager's apartment. The site, which is approximately 55 percent occupied, features drive-up access at the ground level and climate control units. This facility is located approximately nine miles from SSGT's recent acquisition on Russell Road. In addition, eight other self-storage facilities are owned and operated by SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. in the Las Vegas market within a 15 mile radius of the Jones Blvd. location.

"This asset is a premier self-storage facility located near high traffic-generating retailers," said Nicholas Walker, associate director with the National Self Storage Group at Marcus Millichap. "Thanks to the SSGT team, negotiating this transaction, from start to finish, was seamless."

About Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT)
Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) is a private real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, development, redevelopment and lease-up of self-storage properties. The SSGT portfolio includes approximately 3,000 self-storage units and 352,000 rentable square feet of storage space. All properties acquired by SSGT will be branded under SmartStop® Self Storage trade name.

About SmartStop® Self Storage, Inc. (formerly Strategic Storage Trust Inc. (SSTI))
SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (SmartStop) is now a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self-storage company, owning and/or operating 131 self-storage properties in 17 states and Canada. SmartStop is a diversified real estate company that focuses on acquisition, advisory, asset management and property management services for self-storage properties. SmartStop is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) and Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SSTI-II), a public non-traded REIT that focuses on stabilized self-storage properties. SmartStop facilities offer affordable, accessible and secure storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, SmartStop offers secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats.

To view SmartStop's self storage locations or to find self-storage solutions at a nearby storage facility, visit https://SmartStopSelfStorage.com.

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