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Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott leads the facility and team operations for VanWest Partners’ in-house self storage management company, ClearHome Self Storage. He has 25 years of broad-based experience and is focused on data-driven process and operational improvement. Prior to joining, he was a business development manager for GPC, parent company to NAPA Auto Parts, and advised independent ownership groups generating $1B in revenue annually.

Scott’s self storage experience is extensive, serving as a Regional VP of Operations for Public Storage, the largest REIT in the US. Here he led a market team of 70 stores with annual revenue of $100MM. Scott’s market consistently out-performed peer markets and led the company 3 years in a row with top line revenue growth for the company. This led to an additional $300M+ in new ground-up self storage construction in the Denver Metro area.

At Public Storage, Scott garnered extensive experience with both acquisitions and new construction openings. Scott created and implemented the customer marketing and sales program used for retail merchandise programs that is still used today following a successful launch in his market that grew sales YOY by 33% annually. Scott‘s problem-solving skills led him to pioneer the online rental option for Public Storage, called Express Check-in, which increased move-in conversion rates and allowed for an increase in managed rates.

Scott studied Finance at the University of South Florida and received a BS in Business Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Outside the office, Scott loves to spend time outdoors and traveling with his wife and three sons.