SmartStop Self Storage Sponsors Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Mar 26, 2024 1:45:33 PM

SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. has announced its inaugural sponsorship of the 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 racing event.


In a release, SmartStop said that the sponsorship "showcases [SmartStop's] commitment to supporting local communities and thrilling sporting experiences."


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. (Read MSM's exclusive interview with SmartStop about the Arrow McLaren sponsorship).


Commenting on the Acura Grand Prix sponsorship, H. Michael Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of SmartStop, said "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 a lineup of races including the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, has become a staple of the Southern California sporting calendar. 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