Arizona Self-Storage Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow a Success

53 Exhibiting Companies and Nearly 350 Attendees Present for Expo.

Phoenix, AZ, June 24, 2010 --( The Arizona Self Storage Association’s (AZSA) 12th Annual Conference and Trade Show, held at the Marriott Buttes Hotel in Tempe, Ariz. in May, was a huge success. AZSA’s Expo attracted 53 exhibiting companies and nearly 350 self-storage managers, owners, and operators were in attendance.

"On behalf of the Arizona Self Storage Association, I thank everyone who made this year’s conference a success," says Martin Lorch, President of the Arizona Self-Storage Association. “We hope the attendees found the presentations to be both informative and beneficial to their businesses’ future success. Above all, we look forward to receiving feedback from the attendees so we can begin planning for another sensational conference in 2011.”

In addition to the exceptional turnout, this year’s conference featured a special guest speaker. AZSA and its tradeshow attendees were honored to have the Self Storage Association’s President and CEO, Michael Scanlon, present to deliver a national perspective on the state of the industry of self-storage. A video of Mr. Scanlon’s presentation has been posted on the AZSA Web site’s homepage,, for further viewing.

On a local level, the results of the annual Arizona Market Study were compiled and presented by Cushman & Wakefield’s R. Christian Sonne. Reflective of the current state of Arizona’s economy, the study revealed a year-over-year decline in occupancies. The complete report includes updates on operating expenses, rental rates, and much more. AZSA members may download this informative report from the “Members Only” section at

About The Arizona Self-Storage Association
Founded in1996, the Arizona Self-Storage Association was created to strengthen the self-storage industry in Arizona, promote professional standards and quality, and present a unified voice on issues affecting the industry in the state and in its communities. The AZSA continues that mission today with more than 500 facility and vendor members. For more information about AZSA, please visit or contact AZSA Headquarters at (602) 374-7184.

Arizona Self Storage Association
Poppy Behrens
(602) 678-3579