SSA members in California looking for options to support the industry in Sacramento will look to two industry veterans for leadership as 2020 threats emerge. “We are excited to announce today that Brian Caster, of Southern California’s A-1 Self Storage, and Ken Nitzberg, of Northern California’s Devon Self Storage, will Co-Chair the Association’s task force seeking to ensure a thorough, effective process in the face of an unprecedented need for industry unity and involvement next year,” SSA President & CEO Tim Dietz and Chairman Don Clauson, of San Diego’s Strat Properties, said in a joint statement.
Particularly troubling are ballot measures which could eliminate financial incentives that have sustained real estate investments for decades; most notably, proposed changes to the 1978-established Proposition 13, which has ensured fair property assessment treatment ever since.
“All California property owners should appreciate the sense of urgency that Ken and I feel about this latest benchmark moment that would negatively impact our industry moving forward,” said Caster, president & CEO of Caster Properties. “Prop. 13 has encouraged a healthy real estate environment for decades and should not be adjusted now.”
“Our state has done enough damage to the economy with the most oppressive tax structure in the country,” said Nitzberg, CEO of Devon Self Storage. “I look forward to working with Brian and the rest of the task force to help the self storage industry do our part.”
The task force will be made up of California operators, including representatives of the SSA and the California Self Storage Association. For information and to participate in our initiatives contact Erin King: firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-848-4812.