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Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Cramer David
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
National Storage Affiliates Trust [NSA]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Operating Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)

4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Class A OP Units (1) (1) (2) (3) 03/15/2022   A   14,554 (2)     (1)(2)(3)   (4) Common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value (1) 14,554.00 (1) (2) (3) $ 0 101,654 (5) (6) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Cramer David
      Chief Operating Officer  


 David Cramer, by Jason Parsont, his Attorney-in-fact   03/17/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Pursuant to the agreement of limited partnership (the "Partnership Agreement") of NSA OP, LP (the "Partnership"), the Reporting Person has the right to cause the Partnership to redeem all or a portion of the Reporting Person's Class A common units of limited partner interest ("Class A OP Units") for cash in an amount equal to the market value of an equivalent number of the common shares of beneficial interest ("Shares") of National Storage Affiliates Trust (the "Issuer"), or at the Issuer's option, Shares on a one-for-one basis, subject to certain adjustments.
(2) The Class A OP Units in the first row of this table are comprised of 14,554 Class A OP Units issuable upon the conversion of 14,554 unvested long-term incentive plan units ("LTIP Units") in the Partnership which were granted to the Reporting Person pursuant to a 2022 LTIP Unit Award Agreement between the Issuer and the Reporting Person under the Issuer's 2015 Equity Incentive Plan. Of these, 3,469 vest in three annual installments on January 1, 2023, January 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025, subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person and 11,085 represent the maximum amount of LTIP Units that can vest on January 1, 2025 contingent upon the achievement of certain performance criteria.
(3) The Reporting Person will not earn any of the 11,085 performance-based LTIP Units if the minimum performance criteria is not met. The 11,085 performance-based LTIP Units are being reported here for informational purposes only. Vested LTIP Units, after achieving parity with Class A OP Units, are eligible to be converted into Class A OP Units on a one-for-one basis upon the satisfaction of conditions set forth in the Partnership's agreement of limited partnership.
(4) N/A
(5) The Reporting Person's total direct and indirect beneficial ownership of Class A OP Units following the reported transactions above is 101,654 Class A OP Units, which includes those Class A OP Units previously reported and the Class A OP Units reported herein (together with those securities convertible into, or exchangeable for, such Class A OP Units as specified therein).
(6) This filing shall not be deemed to be an admission that the Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of any of the securities reported herein, and the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of the Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein.

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