SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. Announces First-Time Sponsorship of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

LADERA RANCH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (“SmartStop” or the “Company”), a self-managed and fully integrated self-storage company, announced its inaugural sponsorship of the prestigious Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach taking place April 19-21, 2024 in Long Beach, California. This marks the first time SmartStop has partnered with the renowned racing event, showcasing its commitment to supporting local communities and thrilling sporting experiences.

As a sponsor, SmartStop aims to contribute to the event’s excitement while demonstrating its dedication to the Southern California community. Part of SmartStop’s sponsorship includes an exhibit in the event’s Lifestyle Expo where visitors can see the No. 66 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet that Tony Kanaan drove in his final NTT INDYCAR SERIES race—the 2023 Indianapolis 500. Kanaan will be signing autographs in SmartStop’s booth #1358. SmartStop will also distribute Free Friday vouchers at its 21 Southern California locations.

Commenting on the sponsorship, H. Michael Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of SmartStop, expressed his enthusiasm: “We are incredibly excited to be sponsoring the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach for the first time. This event holds a special place in the hearts of racing enthusiasts and locals alike, and we are proud to show our support for the race and its passionate fans. At SmartStop, we understand the importance of community engagement, and this sponsorship allows us to connect with visitors in a meaningful way.”

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, featuring an electrifying lineup of races, including the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, has become a staple of the Southern California sporting calendar. SmartStop’s sponsorship underscores its commitment to fostering memorable experiences and supporting events that unite communities. For more information about SmartStop, visit

About SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (SmartStop)

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 March 26, 2024, SmartStop has an owned or managed portfolio of 195 operating properties in 22 states and Canada, comprising approximately 137,500 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 29,700 units and 3.0 million rentable square feet. Additional information regarding SmartStop is available at


David Corak
VP of Corporate Finance

SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc.

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