SmartStop Comes Aboard as Official Sponsor!
February 20, 2024

SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (“SmartStop”) has joined the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach family of sponsors, officials from both organizations announced today. The Acura Grand Prix, one of the premier events in motorsports, is set to return to Long Beach’s city streets April 19-21, with more than 190,000 spectators and enthusiasts from around the world in attendance.

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, known for its thrilling races and electrifying atmosphere, is the perfect platform for SmartStop to showcase its commitment to excellence and community involvement. SmartStop's sponsorship will be prominent throughout the event, with branding featured at various locations around the race circuit, including on-track signage, an engaging fan experience in the Lifestyle Expo, and promotional materials.

SmartStop is a leading provider of storage solutions across the United States and Canada, offering a wide range of storage options to meet the needs of individuals and businesses alike. With a focus on convenience, security, and customer service, SmartStop is a trusted name in the industry, providing peace of mind to customers seeking reliable storage solutions.

"We're excited to announce our sponsorship of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, marking a significant step in our commitment to supporting dynamic events that bring communities together and showcase excellence in performance,” said H. Michael Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of SmartStop. “This partnership not only underscores our dedication to fostering innovation and enthusiasm but also gives us a chance to connect with race fans and enrich their experience at one of racing’s most iconic events.”

"We are delighted to welcome SmartStop as a sponsor of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach for the first time," said Jim Michaelian, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President and CEO. "They are a storage industry leader and their commitment to giving back to local communities aligns perfectly with the values of our event. We look forward to working with SmartStop to create an unforgettable experience for their stakeholders and our fans."

In addition to its sponsorship of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, SmartStop remains dedicated to supporting communities locally and across North America through various philanthropic initiatives and partnerships.

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About SmartStop Self Storage:

SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (“SmartStop”) is a self-managed REIT with a fully integrated operations team of approximately 500 self-storage professionals focused on growing the SmartStop® Self Storage brand. SmartStop, through its indirect subsidiary SmartStop REIT Advisors, LLC, also sponsors other self-storage programs. As of February 15, 2024, SmartStop has an owned or managed portfolio of 195 operating properties in 22 states and Canada, comprising approximately 137,400 units and 15.5 million rentable square feet. SmartStop and its affiliates own or manage 34 operating self-storage properties in Canada, which total approximately 29,600 units and 3.1 million rentable square feet. Additional information regarding SmartStop is available at