Wayne Johnson

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Wayne Johnson, President and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Johnson is our President and Chief Investment Officer. He has served as our Chief Investment Officer since June 2015 and as our President since June 2019.  Prior to that, he served as our Senior Vice President - Acquisitions, focusing on self storage acquisitions, which position he held since our initial formation in January of 2013.  Mr. Johnson also served as the Chief Investment Officer for our Former External Advisor and SAM until June 2019.  Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President - Acquisitions for SmartStop Self Storage from August 2007 until January 2015 when he was elected Chief Investment Officer until the merger of SmartStop Self Storage with Extra Space on October 1, 2015.  Mr. Johnson also served in various roles at SSGT, including most recently as its Chief Investment Officer until the merger with us on January 24, 2019.  In addition, Mr. Johnson serves as the Chief Investment Officer of SST IV and SSGT II.  Prior to joining Strategic Capital Holdings, LLC, Mr. Johnson was involved in all aspects of commercial development and leasing, including office, office warehouse, retail and self storage facilities.  During such time, Mr. Johnson developed, managed and operated 14 self storage facilities in excess of one million square feet. Mr. Johnson served on the board and is the past President of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA), which is the trade organization for self storage development, ownership and management with approximately 3,800 members consisting of storage owners, developers, operators and vendors throughout Texas.  Mr. Johnson entered the commercial real estate business in 1979 after graduating from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate.