SOURCE: Strategic Storage Growth Trust

Strategic Storage Growth Trust

July 29, 2015 15:02 ET

Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) Enters Into a Certificate of Occupancy Contract for Self Storage Development in Phoenix

Upon Completion, SSGT Will Lease up the Approximately 830 Unit Self-Storage Facility

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2015) - Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) recently entered into its first contract to acquire a certificate of occupancy facility consisting of a ground-up self-storage development located in the South Mountain Village area of Phoenix, Ariz. The total purchase price is approximately $7 million.

The developer, Phoenix-based Glacier Development, plans to build a two-story facility with approximately 800 units and approximately 30 RV units, which will break ground in the third quarter of 2015. This project is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.

"We are excited to enter into our first contract for a certificate of occupancy transaction for a top-of-the-line, brand-new facility in a prime market like Phoenix," said H. Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of SSGT. "Our investment strategy is to continue to work with regional developers on certificate of occupancy opportunities located throughout the United States."

The approximately 81,000 net rentable square-foot self storage facility will be located at 1500 East Baseline Rd and will offer 80% climate controlled units, drive-up units and covered RV spaces.

"We are embracing certificate of occupancy transactions because they eliminate many development risks and allow us to focus on the operations and the lease-up of the facilities," said SSGT Senior Vice President of Acquisitions Wayne Johnson.

About Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT)

Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT) is a public non-traded REIT that focuses on the acquisition, development, redevelopment and lease-up of self-storage properties. The SSGT portfolio consists of nine self storage facilities located in five states comprising approximately 6,620 self-storage units and approximately 700,200 net rentable square feet of storage space. 

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