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A Few of My Favorite Things: The Growing Appeal of Self-Storage

05 Jan 2021 35 Minute Listen

Man loading boxes into self storage unit
Self-storage is not just a haven for beloved treasures but a resilient real estate play. Liz Schlesinger of Merit Hill Capital and Nick Walker of CBRE Capital Markets join Spencer to examine the sector’s growing appeal.

A Few of My Favorite Things: The Growing Appeal of Self-Storage

January 5, 2021 35 Minute Listen


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Liz Schlesinger

Founder & CEO, Merit Hill Capital

Liz is the founder and CEO of Merit Hill Capital, a firm that invests exclusively in self-storage facilities. The firm is one of the largest owners in the sector, with a portfolio consisting of more than 68,000 units and 8 million sq. ft.

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Nick Walker

Vice Chairman

Nick Walker specializes in the ever-growing self-storage industry throughout the United States. Among the variety of client types that Nick represents are individuals and syndicators, as well as corporations, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, pension funds, endowments and domestic and international investors.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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