Press Release

SmartStop Asset Management Expands Leadership Team with the Addition of Brad Watt as Executive Vice President

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (Feb. 5, 2020) – SmartStop Asset Management, LLC, a diversified real estate company focused on student and senior housing, announced today that it has hired real estate investment veteran Brad Watt as executive vice president.

“Brad is a proven leader with an exceptional talent for promoting growth,” said H. Michael Schwartz, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SmartStop. “He brings with him a wealth of experience, in public and private real estate offerings, and his expertise is a welcome addition to our leadership team.”

In his role as executive vice president, Brad will be responsible for managing the company’s Delaware statutory trust (“DST”) platform as well as working with the sponsor company on new product development.

Over the course of his career, Watt has participated in more than $4 billion in public and private real estate offerings, including over $1 billion in 1031 exchange structures. Prior to joining SmartStop, he held key leadership positions for some of the country’s largest non-traded REIT and DST sponsors that later listed as publicly traded companies on major stock exchanges. Watt earned a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Grand Canyon University.

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SmartStop Asset Management, LLC

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