National Storage Affiliates Trust

PRO Advisory Committee

PRO Advisory Committee

The Board has also established a PRO Advisory Committee comprised of seven members: (i) two officers of the Company appointed by the Board (the "Company Representatives"), (ii) one representative from each of the Company's three founding participating regional operators ("Founding PROs"), who will be appointed as described in the next paragraph, and (iii) two representatives from the Company's non-Founding PROs, who will be appointed as described in the next paragraph. The Company's Founding PROs are Guardian Storage Centers, LLC, Northwest Self Storage, and Optivest Properties, LLC.

Each Founding PRO will select one representative, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be appointed as a member of the PRO Advisory Committee for a one-year term, which may be renewed each year. With respect to the non-Founding PRO representatives, one time each year, each PRO that is not a Founding PRO may nominate one potential representative to fill the remaining two positions on the PRO Advisory Committee. After nominations are made, each Founding PRO and the Company Representatives will vote to decide which non-Founding PRO nominees to appoint to the PRO Advisory Committee for a one-year term. The nominees with the most votes will be appointed. In the event of a tie, the Company Representatives will decide which nominees to appoint.

The PRO Advisory Committee will review and recommend to the Board and/or the Investment Committee, as applicable, the annual operating and capital budgets and potential acquisitions and dispositions, and perform such other duties that the Board may delegate to the committee from time to time. In addition, the committee is responsible for the monitoring and reporting to management and the Board of matters pertaining to the performance of each PRO. Recommendations, reports, and approvals of acquisitions and dispositions by the PRO Advisory Committee will be adopted or decided by a majority vote of the committee members.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tamara Fischer

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tamara D. Fischer has served as an officer of NSA since its inception in 2013 and is currently our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Trustees since January 2020. In addition, Tamara serves as Chairman of the PRO Advisory Committee.

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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David Cramer

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David G. Cramer joined NSA in April 2020, and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, he has served as the Chairman of NSA’s Best Practices Committee since its inception.

David has more than 22 years of experience in the self storage industry beginning in ...

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Optivest Properties

Warren Allan

Optivest Properties

Optivest is run by its co-founder, Mr. Warren Allan, who has more than 25 years of financial and operational management experience in the self storage industry. Mr. Allan is a self storage acquisition and development specialist. Based in Dana Point, California, Optivest currently manages properties across seven states, including Arizona, ...

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Moove In

John Gilliland

Moove In

John Gilliland, President of Moove In Self Storage, is our PRO responsible for properties located throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. John served as president of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association from 2002–2006 and currently is a member of many state associations as well as the national Self ...

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Guardian Storage Centers

John Minar

Guardian Storage Centers

Guardian Storage Centers is led by Mr. John Minar, who has close to 40 years of self storage acquisition and operational management experience, including real estate acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and ownership. Based in Irvine, California, Guardian currently manages properties located in California, Arizona and Nevada.

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Personal Mini Storage

Marc Smith

Personal Mini Storage

Marc M. Smith, President of Personal Mini Storage, recently completed a six-year term on the national Self Storage Association (“SSA”) board where he served in various executive roles including Board Chairman in 2016. Marc also served as past President and National Board Member of the Southeast Region of the SSA. ...

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Northwest Self Storage

Dawn Tangvald

Northwest Self Storage

Dawn is President of Northwest Self Storage, a property management company that owns, operates and develops storage properties in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Northwest Self Storage, Dawn was in corporate retail for 15 years working for Nike, Gap Inc. and Pottery Barn where she held numerous positions in ...

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