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

Insurance Office of America

Solo Comercial LED Lighting

Access Control Technologies

Janus InternationalSouthern Optimized Security Systems

Bank Five Nine

Life Storage Solutions

Storage Auctions


Live Oak Bank
Storage Structures

BMSGRP Self Storage Consulting

Tenant Property Protection


Mako & Rabco
Thomas USAF Group
Capital Steel Buildings, Inc Marcus & Millichap
Trachte Building Systems
Colite International
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services
Trac-Rite Door
Copper Storage Solutions
Midcoast Properties, Inc

U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network

Cost Segregation Services, Inc.
On The Move

Universal Storage Group

CT- Darnell ConstructionOpenTech Alliance

Valston LLC

Peachtree Fence & Gates

Ward-Humphrey General Contractors

Extra Space Storage Ponderosa Insurance Agency

William Knight Insurance Agency

Fineview Marketing
Rabco Enterprises

Xercor Insurance Services LLC

Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International
Rapid Building Solutions

XPS Solutions

  Rycon Construction  
  Sauls Storage Group, LLC

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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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