Educational Program and Schedule 


11:00 AM  Group Outing event (Topgolf/ Gun Range) 

2:00  - 5:00       Managers Summit

  • 2:00 - 3:00 Contactless World, Really Tired of Covid, with Jim Mooney, Freedom Storage Management
  • 3:00 - 4:00 Manager’s Influence on Marketing - Grace Totty, Absolute Storage Management
  • 4:00 - 5:00     What Great Managers Do To Avoid Auctions - Donna Morgan-Esquibel  & Mary Anne Ballard

5:00 -  7:00        Welcome Reception  with Exhibitors 


7:30 - 8:30        Breakfast Buffet              

8:15 -  9:00        Seamless Integration of Paperless Operations - Tommy Nguyen, StoragePug

9:30 - 10:15    4 Steps for Easy Revenue Management -  Anne Ballard, Universal Storage Group 

10:30 - 11:15      Breakout Sessions

  • SEO and Marketing - Jess Casto, Storage Business Owners Alliance
  • Auctions and Sales in Georgia & South Carolina - Pete Whittingslow, StorageAuctions.Com
  • Building, Buying or Expanding Your Self-Storage Facility Using SBA Financing - Anne Mino, Live Oak Bank

11:30 AM - Lunch is Served     

12:00  - 1:00     LUNCH AND LEARN Look Outside for Best Business Practices - Bob Vamvas, HansRoberts

1:00 - 3:30      EXHIBIT HALL OPEN          

3:45   - 5:00     Storage and Pandemic: Lessons Learned - Kenneth Woolley, Extra Space

5:30 - 7:00     Reception and Auction with Exhibitors 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27                                        

7:30   - 8:30        Breakfast buffet served

8:00  -  8:30        GASSA/SSASC Membership Meetings    

8:30   - 9:30        Georgia & South Carolina Rent Survey Reviews -  Stacey Gorman and Mike MacManus, the Gorman Group, Marcus & Millichap

9:45   - 10:45     Roadmap to Buying and Selling - Ben Vestal, Argus

10:45     11:00     BREAK  

11:00     12:00    Self Storage Tenant Trends: Unpacking Behavioral Changes and How to Shift Your Operation - Jon Loftin, OpenTech Alliance

12:00     12:30     Lunch Buffet and Break

12:30     2:30        LUNCH AND LEARN: Legal Review and Update with Scott Zucker


The Conference Room Block at the Hotel at Avalon is now CLOSED.

There are rooms available at the host hotel and the nearby Courtyard by Marriott. Use the links below for more information.

The Hotel at Avalon

Courtyard Atlanta


Set Up: Monday Set Up - 12 PM - 5 PM 

Take down: Tuesday 7 PM 


Monday, 10/25, 5 PM - 7:30 PM 

Tuesday 10/26 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM and 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM 

Absolute Storage Management

Janus International

Solo Commercial LED Lighting

Access Control Technologies

Life Storage Solutions
Southern Optimized Security Systems

Ackerman & Co.

Live Oak Bank


Bank Five Nine



Mako & Rabco
Storage Auctions

BMSGRP Self Storage Consulting

Marcus & Millichap
Storage Structures
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services
Tenant Property Protection
Capital Steel Buildings, Inc
Midcoast Properties, Inc
Thomas USAF Group
Colite International
On The Move

Trachte Building Systems

Copper Storage Solutions
OpenTech Alliance

Trac-Rite Door

Cost Segregation Services, Inc.
Peachtree Fence & Gates

U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network

CT- Darnell Construction
Ponderosa Insurance Agency

Universal Storage Group

Rabco Enterprises

Valston LLC

Extra Space Storage
Rapid Building Solutions

Ward-Humphrey General Contractors

Fineview Marketing
Rycon Construction

William Knight Insurance Agency

Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International
Sauls Storage Group, LLC
Xercor Insurance Services LLC 
 Insurance Office of America  Schooley Mitchell
XPS Solutions 

Self Storage | 70 Locations | Universal Storage Group

Boxwell Container Solutions by Michael Louis Slebodnik on Dribbble

2021 Joint Conference Committee: 

 GASSA President, Mike Curtis SSASC President, Gustavo Daza
Jane Sauls, GASSA Vice President Stephanie Winfree

 Jeanette Spurlock


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