Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to Speak at California Self Storage Association Northern California Owners Symposium

The California Self Storage Association (CSSA) has announced that former San Francisco Mayor Willie Lewis Brown Jr. will be a key speaker at the 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Brown will speak about the California government and its fiscal challenges at the event which is expected to draw nearly 200 attendees. Brown served as a two-term Mayor of San Francisco from 1996 to 2004. He was also a legendary Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1980 to 1995 and is widely regarded as the most influential African-American politician of the late twentieth century. He has been at the center of California politics, government, and civic life for four decades, and heads the Willie L. Brown, Jr., Institute on Politics and Public Service, where this acknowledged master of the art of politics shares his knowledge and skills with a new generation of California leaders. Held at The Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif., the event partner for the 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium is Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services ( Other speakers at this year’s event includes Spencer Kirk, CEO of Extra Space Storage (, KC Conway, MAI, CRE, executive managing director of real estate analytics at Colliers Valuation, and employment law specialist Lisa Barnett Sween, a partner at Lewis, Beisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP ( “We are proud to have The Honorable Willie Brown as one of our speakers at the 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium,” says California Self Storage Association Executive Director Erin King. “We look forward to hosting this full-day event that will feature compelling ‘need to know’ sessions by noted industry experts who will focus on what every self-storage owner and operator needs to know to successfully navigate through the challenges of 2012.” For more information about the 6th Annual Northern California Owners Symposium or to register for the event, please visit or contact the California Self Storage Association at (949) 783-4130. About The California Self-Storage Association Founded in 2002, the California Self Storage Association (CSSA) is the state’s not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to serving the California self-storage industry, including owner-operators, facility managers, and industry vendors. The CSSA represents some 450 direct member companies that own and operate over 1,200 facilities in California. CSSA direct members range from individual facility owner-operators to multiple-facility operations, to the industry’s largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).]]>