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Move It Storage to Discuss Disaster Preparedness at TSSA Virtual Conference




Move It Storage to Discuss Disaster Preparedness at Texas Self Storage Association Virtual Conference

Dallas-Based Company to Share Experiences and Learning to Aid Industry Colleagues

DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2020 – Move It Storage, a leading company in the self-storage industry, will share lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and hurricane response during the upcoming Texas Self Storage Association virtual conference on October 13.

Move It President Tim Springer will host a panel that will discuss readiness for everything from pandemics to fires and floods. Katie Cowen, Jesse Munoz, and Tom Maxfield will also join from the Move It team. The panel will share information on how to address common issues following the impact of the crisis or disaster; how to communicate with your staff and tenants to provide a level of comfort; where your liability ends and your tenants’ insurance begins; and, how you can rebuild your reputation after recovery.

“Unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of recent experience preparing, weathering, and responding to disaster-type events throughout the Move It portfolio,” said Springer. “There are several practical steps than other self-storage operators can take to prepare and to communicate—internally and externally—before, during, and after a disaster event that will reduce risk, improve customer goodwill, and get them back in business. We’re looking forward to discussing in a roundtable format.”

Move It was invited to present on these topics following an article featuring Move It’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 appearing in the September/October 2020 edition of the Self-Storage News, the official magazine of the Texas Self Storage Association. As described by the article, “[w]ith a mix of information, inspiration and humor, Move It Storage[] . . . offered a means of keeping the company’s

team more unified and less agitated during a crummy time.” See full article here.

The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) has been providing a wide range of benefits to self-storage owners and operators in Texas for over 30 years. Move It Storage has over four decades of experience in the storage industry as both an independent operator and third-party management advisor. Move It Storage intends to provide useful information to its constituents in the TSSA during the teleconference.

Please visit moveitstorage.com for additional information.

About Move It Storage

The Move It Storage companies are privately-owned companies chartered to acquire and manage self-storage facilities. A. Starke “Tracy” Taylor, III, founded Move It Storage in 2013 as a new venture after a four-decade partnership in the storage industry operating under the tradename Watson & Taylor Self Storage. Over forty years, Watson & Taylor acquired, developed, and managed multiple asset classes of real estate, including developing, acquiring, operating, and selling more than 100 self-storage properties. Move It’s senior management team are all Watson & Taylor alumni.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Move It Storage companies employ over 150 dedicated people, managing over 6.4 million net rentable square feet of storage and 36,000 customers across six states. Move It is an independent self-storage operator and a Participating Regional Operator (PRO) with National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE: NSA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT).

Move It is a family business that operates on Christian values. The purpose of Move It is to honor its employees, customers, investors, and vendors with honesty, diligence, and excellence. Inside Self Storage and MINICO have consistently recognized Move It Storage as one of the Top 25 self-storage operators in the country.

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