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AESS Self Storage Conference March 2022
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We have a great line up of speakers including well known business people as well as industry experts from Spain and Internationally.
President, Industry & Partner Relationships, Janus International.
Terry oversees and fosters relationships with industry technology partners, strategic merger and acquisition opportunities, international business development, and expanding relationships with institutional customers. He’s spent more than 19 years providing leading-edge technology tools to the self storage industry.
How automation is changing the self storage industry Thursday @ 1:00 PM
Head of Sustainability & ESG, Spain, JLL
Industry panel: Sustainability Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Double D Consulting
Dave is a well known and accomplished self storage professional with over 21 years of self storage experience.
For 17 years he was an executive board member at Safestore, joining at 15 stores and 40 employees. As a member of the management buyout team in 2004 and the IPO team in 2008, he played a major role in the company’s success and its growth to a FTSE 250 company with over 580 employees and 134 stores, revenues of £112m and EBITDA of £64m, making it the UK’s No 1.
Dave was also Managing Director of Space Maker Self Storage (12 stores) for 6 years before it was acquired by Safestore in 2016. This provided Dave with invaluable experience in managing and operating a medium size self storage business.
Since retiring from Safestore in 2017, Dave has specialised in advising, directing, and assisting small and medium UK and European self storage and container operators to build and maximise their business potential through many areas including, team development, enquiry management and sales process implementation. Above all, Dave specialises in maximising revenue and therefore, EBITDA.
With a trusted network of specialist suppliers, Dave has a unique mix of industry knowledge, business growth experience, coaching and development skills and practical experience that enables him to add value to new start-ups, existing operators and to those looking to optimise their exit.
Industry panel: External Storage Thursday @ 11:00 AM
Interview: Dave Davies on pricing and operations Thursday @ 11:30 AM
English version: Roberto López defines himself as a puppeteer from fair to fair, a man-orchestra, journalist, producer and a bronzed voice on the radio. He received a degree in journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid and the European University of Madrid. He has worked for different TV and Radio Channels like Punto Radio, Telecinco, Diario AS and Cadena SER. He is also an author, director and actor of theatrical productions. A few years ago, he moved to Malaga and since then, he directs and presents the morning-show “El Despertador” on Radio Victoria and the television program “Llegó la hora” on 101TV.
Spanish version: Roberto López se define a si mismo como titiritero de feria en feria, hombre-orquesta, periodista, productor y broncínea voz de la radio. Nacimiento ubicuo el suyo, ya que es rinconero de Madrid y madrileño de Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga). Se licenció en periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y la Universidad Europea de Madrid. Ha trabajado en diferentes medios, a destacar: Punto Radio, Telecinco, Diario AS y la Cadena SER. Además, es autor, director y actor de montajes teatrales y monólogos cómicos. Hace ya unos cuantos años, vive en Málaga y desde entonces, dirige y presenta el morning-show “El Despertador” en Radio Victoria y el programa de televisión “Llegó la hora” en 101TV. Para terminar, escribe todos los sábados una columna periodística en La Opinión de Málaga.
Opening of the conference Wednesday @ 11:15 AM
Executive Manager , Digital First
Chris Oosthuizen is the Executive Manager of Digital First (https://www.digifirst.co.uk). Chris’ extensive experience in the self storage and digital marketing sectors comes as a result of spending his early career on the founding team of Stor-Age Property REIT (JSE - SSS), Africa’s largest self storage operator (https://stor-age.co.za/), where he currently heads the Sales and Marketing division.
Chris, who was involved with the largest self storage acquisition in Africa (Public Storage), leads a team of over 20 digital marketing specialists who have collectively generated over 1 million self storage enquiries across the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa. Digital First, a Google and Facebook accredited partner, has firmly established itself as a digital marketing specialist in the self storage sector..
Google ADWORDS Wednesday @ 5:15 PM
David assumed the role of CEO of Bluespace (the Spanish Self Storage leader with more than 60 facilities in 3 countries) at the end of 2018, after 7 years as the CFO and previously 2 years as the Controller, being participant in the Board of Directors since 2012. He joined the company 11 years ago (in 2010) when it managed 13 properties, he has built a highly competent finance team, and his main responsibilities have been sourcing new capital and participating in new acquisitions. Over the last 11 years David has led or participated in the most relevant and strategic initiatives of Bluespace, today one of the biggest players in Europe. David has a Bachelor´s Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona, obtaining first award for his research project. He also completed Postgraduate studies in Auditing at Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña in 2008, an Executive Master´s in Financial Management at EADA Business School in 2010 and an AMP (Advanced Management Program) at IESE Business School in 2014. David is a former federated chess player in Catalonia and loves to do outdoor sports.
David Raya - Bluespace " Spain's largest Self Storage business" Thursday @ 10:30 AM
Ollie Saunders is the Lead Director for Alternatives across EMEA at JLL, where he has specialised throughout his career since the mid-1990s in self storage from a valuation, brokerage and corporate finance perspective, enabling him and his team to provide first-hand transactional experience with valuation professionalism.
He leads a team of more than 10 surveyors and data analysts working across Europe in more than 12 countries and has transacted a number of sales of self storage assets across EMEA, as well as equity raises. He joined JLL in 2014 from Deloitte where he was an equity partner and the head of valuation.
Ollie co-authored the UK Self Storage Association Survey between 2009 and 2014, and the FEDESSA Survey since 2014, and also authored the RICS guide on valuation methodology for self storage and other alternative asset types.
State of the market Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
CEO, FEDESSA & SSA UK
English version: Rennie is the current CEO of the Self Storage Association UK, having previously been the CEO of the Australasian Self Storage Association for over 9 years. Rennie has extensive knowledge of the self storage industry across the world, from the developing Asian markets through to the birthplace of self storage in the USA. He has over 22 years of association management experience 17 at CEO level. Rennie is also on the Board of the Institute of Association Leadership, has an MBA and completed the Oxford University High performance leadership programme.
Spanish version: Rennie es el actual director ejecutivo de la Self Storage Association del Reino Unido, y anteriormente, durante más de 9 años, fue el director ejecutivo de la Australasian Self Storage Association. Rennie tiene un amplio conocimiento de la industria del Self Storage, en todo el mundo, desde los mercados asiáticos en desarrollo hasta del mercado en EEUU. Además, es experto en tecnología por lo que está en el equipo de testaje de las versiones Beta de Google Maps y My Business.
Interview: Dave Davies on pricing and operations Thursday @ 11:30 AM