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2022 Northeast Storage EXPO

Save these new dates! More information on this event is coming soon.

Exhibitor Registration

All suppliers for the self storage industry are invited to exhibit at the event. Sponsorships are also available for added visibility.

Download the Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Packet for complete details or to scan in your registration. Online registration will be open soon. You can also view the floor plan. Five-Star annual sponsors received the benefit of first booth choice. Remaining space is confirmed on a first registered and paid basis.

Registration Fees

The booth price for NeSSA members is $699 and includes the cost of two company representatives ($749 after April 15th).

The nonmember booth price is $999 and includes one company representative – But if you join NeSSA, you’ll save on your exhibit fee and get to bring a second booth representative at no additional cost.

Many levels of sponsorships are available and start at $200.

Webinar: Third Party Management – The Benefits Outweigh the Costs

Whether you’re considering hiring a management company or you are just curious what using one would mean for your storage facility, our experienced presenter, Charlie Fritts of Storage Investment Management, LLC, will cover everything you need to know and answer all of your questions. We’ll learn about the many reasons why owners choose to utilize a management company, what tasks and job responsibilities they handle on site, how they can assist with dealing with new competition, how they can help improve your income and performance, what third party management costs, customizable plans you can choose from, and more.

Webinar: How Self Storage Owners Can Leverage Solar for Financial Gains

Join our presenter, Erik Bruner of Pivot Energy, as we discuss solar purchase techniques and advantages. We’ll discuss:

  • How to qualify yourself as a business
  • Why solar is the perfect solution for self storage owners
  • Steps your business can take to make solar happen
  • What the Massachusetts and Rhode Island SMART program is

Webinar: Marketing Tips and Tricks

Vice President of Storage Asset Management’s Marketing and Sales, Melissa Stiles, will teach you some tricks and tips on what you should be doing to market your self storage facility. With the world evolving it can be challenging to understand how to best spend your marketing dollars. This seminar will cover the top five marketing avenues that you can do now!

Webinar: Tenant Insurance and Tenant Protection: What’s the Difference?

You’ve heard of both tenant insurance and tenant protection plans… but do you know what the differences between them are? Our speakers, Chris Betteridge of Deans & Homer and Damon Emerson of StorSmart/Bader, will lay out what each program has to offer, why they’re a good idea for your business, and how to easily implement them at your facility.

Webinar: Should I Build or Buy?

In this presentation, we will cover some of the details to consider when forming an expansion strategy. Our speaker, Steve Hajewski of Trachte Building Systems, will start with a discussion on determining value of an existing property and what you can pay for vacant land for a new project. The presentation will cover a variety of topics related to planning and permitting an expansion, and common snags that developers run into during the process. We will also discuss the improvements that you’ll look at when you purchase an older facility – including security, management, and marketing, as well as some hard to fix problems and red flags to look for and avoid when buying.

Webinar: 2021 Self Storage Investment Outlook & Recap

In this session our presenter, Nathan Coe of Marcus & Millichap, will cover the recent self storage activity both at a national level and within our states. He will discuss how the pandemic has affected our industry, cap rate trends, development in our area, and what we can expect to see going forward. Join us at a new time – 11:00 AM – on Wednesday, February 17th.

Webinar: NeSSA 101: How to Maximize Your Membership

Whether you’ve been a member since before the merge of Connecticut and Massachusetts or you just signed up this year, the benefits of membership with the NeSSA are always growing and evolving. Executive Director Courtney Kahler will take you on a guided tour of Northeast Self Storage Association’s website where together you can explore all that NeSSA has to offer, including leases, archived webinars and newsletters, state-specific resource pages, and more. Your online member benefits are just waiting at your fingertips!

NeSSA 101: How to Maximize Your Membership

Whether you’ve been a member since before the merger or you just signed up this year, the benefits of membership with NeSSA are always growing and evolving. During this webinar, Executive Director Courtney Kahler will take you on a guided tour of Northeast Self Storage Association’s website where together you can explore all that NeSSA has to offer, including leases, archived webinars and newsletters, state-specific resource pages, and more. Your online member benefits are just waiting at your fingertips!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 8th or just register now!

Forward 2020: A Virtual Event

The Northeast, Maine, and New Hampshire Self Storage Associations are joining together to host a 2-day virtual educational event on November 4th and 5th. With the cancellation of their fall shows, the associations are teaming up to provide education to their members and their state self storage industries.

2020 has been a year of turmoil and we need to look ahead at future processes, regulations, trends, and opportunities in order to succeed, so we invite you to attend Forward 2020. Join us for sessions on pressing issues such as legal and legislative, the future of our market, lien sales, business automation, and more.

The agenda and attendee registration is below. Session descriptions will be updated as soon as possible, so check back often for new information!

Wednesday, November 4th
10:00 AM    Welcome
10:15 AM    Automation: Is It for Everyone? with Matthew Beal, Storable
Sponsored by Easy Storage Solutions
Join us to discuss the full range of automation and how it can be more simple and practical than you may think. Automation isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. When it’s tailored to your operation, your business can run more efficiently and effectively while improving the tenant and staff experience.
11:30 AM   New Normal or Not! Operational Best Practices – Pandemic or Not! with Lynn Sykes, Storage Asset Management
Sponsored by PTI Security Systems
Industry expert Lynn Sykes has seen most everything in her 19-year career. In this presentation, she will offer up best practices that will help you continue to operate during any crisis, prosper during a pandemic and economic downturn, go more virtual for rentals, and create a great customer experience in our “new normal.”
12:45 PM   When Will It End: Legal Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond with Joe Doherty, Self Storage Association
Massachusetts and Rhode Island facilities can look forward to this session as SSA’s Chief Legal & Legislative Officer will present state overviews from the COVID-19 pandemic and answer your questions. He will also provide tips for avoiding wrongful sale claims in the future, collection guidance, what new rules and regulations you should know, and more.
2:00 PM     How to Understand and Make the Most of the 2019 New Hampshire Lien Law Updates with Joe Doherty, Self Storage Association
Almost a year has passed since the lien law was successfully updated in New Hampshire, and even though the pandemic interfered in NHSSA’s efforts to update its members, they remain committed to getting this information to you. SSA’s Joe Doherty was instrumental in the law’s passage and will address everything you need to know, such as specific changes to the lien law, updates you need to make to your rental agreements to comply, changes to your lien sale procedures, etc. He will also answer any questions you may have.
3:00 PM      Adjourn

Thursday, November 5th
10:00 AM    Welcome
10:15 AM    Market Evaluation, Cap Rates, Aftermath of Initial COVID-19 Impacts, and Where the Market is Heading with Kevin Bledsoe, Investment Real Estate, LLC
One of the most frequent questions asked over the last 90 days from self storage owners is, “What are you seeing in the market as a result of COVID-19 and what will be the short-term and long-term effects?” More specifically, self storage owners want to know if occupancy is down at facilities, how bad delinquency issues are, what is happening with property values, if new construction projects are moving forward, what will happen to property values in the near future, how day-to-day operations have changed, if they should process rent increases, and what the future of our industry is. Our speaker talks to thousands of owners from across the country every year, ranging from single property owners to CEOs of the country’s largest REITs. His company subscribes to data collection programs in order to keep a pulse on the industry and works to understand where they see the market heading as we enter 2021. Let’s take some time to understand where the market is going and what owners are doing to prepare for the future.
11:30 AM    Taking Your Auctions from Chaos to Control with Alonna Ross, StorageAuctions.com
In this session we will be covering aspects of both online and live auctions. Key presentation points include how to operate and prosper during the pandemic and possible recession, new auction trends, auction automation, and tips for a successful auction.
12:45 PM    Legal Operations of Self Storage Facilities in the ‘New Normal’ of a Pandemic with Scott Zucker, Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik & Garber P.C.
Sponsored by Goodman-Gable-Gould Adjusters International
Join self storage attorney Scott Zucker for an extended session that will provide state-specific updates for Maine and Connecticut along with a portion on general best practices, operational issues, and of course, Q&A. We will cover topics recommended by you including new rules and regulations, collection guidance, liability during the pandemic, and more.
2:30 PM      Adjourn

 

VENDORS: You have the opportunity to get your company in front of three different associations – five states total – during one event. If you are interested in sponsoring Forward 2020, don’t delay! Many of these sponsorships are limited and already being claimed. Read about them and reserve yours here.

 

Attendee Registration Fees
Registration for members of the Maine, New Hampshire, and Northeast Self Storage Associations is just $30 per person. All registrations will be distributed back to the member’s appropriate association.

Nonmembers are invited to attend for $70. Consider joining your state association to not only attend this event at a discounted rate, but to receive all the other benefits of your association. Membership cost and effective dates can be found on the registration page.