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Nash Fung

THE MAGIC OF SUCCESS .... "Reality Optional - Memories Guaranteed"

Attend the 2018 Washington Self Storage Association's conference and trade show to gather insight to  your success. 

Our day starts with Nash Fung, Corporate Event Magician.  Nash has over 20 years of experience. Besides performing, he is also an innovator in magic who continues to create never before seen illusions & mentor other magicians internationally. But most of all, he is just an easy going guy devoted to expanding the art & sharing his passion with the world.

John Chang

John Chang serves as the national director of Research Services for Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc. Mr. Chang is responsible for the production of the firm’s vast array of commercial real estate research publications, tools and services. Last year Marcus & Millichap Research Services authored over 900 reports, briefs and studies covering 10 different commercial real estate property types and developed more than 250 presentations that were delivered at a wide range of events. Mr. Chang regularly speaks at conferences, corporate events, webcasts and client engagements, sharing his insights into major economic trends and how they will influence the performance of commercial real estate investments. Marcus & Millichap reports and analyses are frequently quoted in major publications and media outlets.

In addition to being an active participant in several commercial real estate organizations, Mr. Chang serves as a member of the NMHC Research Foundation Advisory Board.  He initially joined Marcus & Millichap in April 1997 as a research manager in the firm’s Seattle office, then advanced to division research manager in April 1999. After holding executive marketing and e-business positions with leading residential real estate firms in the Northwest, Mr. Chang rejoined Marcus & Millichap in November 2007 as the head of its research division. He was elected to vice president in May 2010 and promoted to first vice president in May 2013.

Tim Dietz

Tim is the President & Chief Executive Officer for the national Self Storage Association. Prior to overseeing the association, he spent 11 years as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and Sr. VP of Government Relations. Tim has overseen the passage of more than 40 pieces of industry legislation to help improve the regulations that govern the lien process, insurance programs and other laws that influence the self storage sector. He has also helped the industry avoid sales taxes and other threats. A resident of Stafford, Virginia, he previously lobbied in the environmental remediation and telecommunications sectors.

Tim manages all operations of the organization, including strategic planning, budgeting, personnel and board relations. The SSA supports the collective needs of members ranging from one-facility operators to the largest public companies within the industry. Supervise planning of all of the association activities, development and implementation of member benefits, ensuring ongoing value for all stakeholders. Maintain mutually beneficial relationships with state and international peer organizations. Represent the organization at national and state events, including presentations and speeches; manage media relations and otherwise participate in the public arena in support of the self storage sector. Develop relationships with industry partners, and work with government affairs director to represent the industry to public administrations and legislative bodies.

Carlos Kaslow

Carlos Kaslow is a California attorney and serves as the General Counsel to the Self Storage Association. He is the editor of the Self Storage Legal Review, the SSA's legal periodical. He is a founding partner of the Self Storage Legal Network; the industry's only telephone and e-mail legal information service.

Carlos has provided legal consulting services to several of the largest U.S. self storage operators and provides the national and state self storage associations with legal and drafting assistance on lien law reform bills. He has written numerous articles on legal and insurance issues confronting the self storage industry for the SSA Globe and other industry publications. He is the co-author of the Rental Agreement Handbook, the Self Storage Association's state annotated lien manual series and The Best of the Self Storage Legal Network: Answers to the 75 Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions on the Self Storage Business.

He also co-writes a column in the SSA Globe magazine and teaches online legal seminars for the SSA Online University.

Christy Augsburger

As Yelp's Seattle Local Business Partner, Christy Augsburger is working towards building a thriving community of Seattle business leaders by connecting with them and connecting them to each other. She hosts a series of events to provide businesses with resources aimed at helping them succeed and grow. Christy is the local Yelp For Business Owners expert in the Emerald City. She provides training for local businesses and organizations on the free tools available on Yelp and also regularly take actionable feedback from the Seattle business community to the different business owner-focused divisions at Yelp HQ.

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