From ringing the NYSE closing bell with NAREIT in January to ugly sweaters in December, 2021 has been a year full of fun and achievement at Extra Space Storage. We always say our people make the difference, and this year has been evidence of that. Together, we conquered the challenges of 2020 and came back stronger than ever in 2021. Here are some of our favorite memories from this past year.
Extra Space Storage Receives 2021 SAMY Award for Best Social Media Campaign
For a third consecutive year, Extra Space Storage was awarded Best Social Media Campaign by Utah Business. Social Media Manager Andrew Todd represented the Extra Space Storage Marketing department when receiving the award, citing the department’s teamwork as one of the most fulfilling parts of his job, as well as a driving factor in the company’s extraordinary achievements in social media marketing.
Extra Space Storage Named One of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers
We were honored to be included among the Forbes and Statista list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers. Our company values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion, Teamwork, and Innovation are what make Extra Space Storage successful and such a great place to work. “Our people are the lifeblood of Extra Space,” said CEO Joe Margolis.
Extra Space Storage CEO Joe Margolis Recognized as 2021 CEO of the Year Honoree
Joe Margolis, CEO at Extra Space Storage, was recognized by Utah Business among the 2021 CEO of the Year honorees. Utah Business highlighted company leaders who helped their companies and employees work through the “new normal” of the pandemic and overcome the challenges of COVID-19.
Extra Space Storage Recognized with 2021 CIO 100 Award
Extra Space Storage was proud to be recognized among the 2021 CIO 100 Awards for the successful implementation of Rapid Rental. For more than 30 years, the CIO 100 Awards have recognized innovative organizations worldwide that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in IT.
Extra Space Storage Announces 2021 There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship Winners
In May, Extra Space Storage launched the 2021 There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship to provide opportunity and improve educational access for both current and incoming college students. As part of the scholarship program, we set out to award a total of four $2,500 scholarships, with two of those scholarships going to employees or immediate family members of Extra Space Storage.
Extra Space Storage Earns Top Score for Sustainability
Extra Space Storage received top marks as the most sustainable U.S.-based self storage company by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). This was the fourth consecutive year GRESB has recognized us for our sustainability efforts, and the first year we’ve ranked higher than the global real estate average.
Extra Space Storage Reaches 2,000 Stores Milestone
In July, we reached our goal of 2,000 stores! To celebrate, we asked some of our teammates who have been with the company for over 15 years to share their thoughts about the achievement.
Extra Space Storage Voted Best Third-Party Management in ISS Best of Business 2021
Extra Space Storage was thrilled to be recognized as the Best Third-Party Management in the Inside Self-Storage 2021 Best of Business reader-choice poll. In conjunction with the award, we announced the addition of our 800th store to the ManagementPlus platform. ManagementPlus is the longest-running third-party management platform among REITs.
Extra Space Storage Announces New Employee Resource Groups
As part of our continued commitment to diversity and Inclusion at Extra Space Storage, we launched new Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). The goal of these groups is to build networks for employees to strengthen relationships and foster a diverse and inclusive work environment aligned with our values and business objectives.
Extra Space Storage Wins 2021 Top Work Places Award
The Salt Lake Tribune recognized Extra Space Storage in the top 20 among hundreds of companies for the best places to work in Utah. Award winners were recognized based on results from employee surveys. The Extra Space Storage culture thrives thanks to teammates who live our values every day.
Dereck Conway Recognized as MSM Manager of the Year Runner-Up
Dereck Conway, a field team member based in New Jersey, was recognized as the second runner-up for Manager of the Year from Mini-Storage Messenger Magazine. Conway was nominated for this award by one of our third-party owners, who recognized him for going above and beyond and demonstrating excellent customer service.
Extra Space Storage Employee Virtual Food Drive Donates 500,000 Meals
Finally, we wrapped up the year with an employee virtual food drive and donated over 500,000 meals to Feeding America! Extra Space Storage matched employee donations and donated $50,000 to Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.
Thank you to each Extra Space Storage team member for making 2021 an exceptional year! Interested in a career with Extra Space Storage? Learn more about our culture and employment opportunities at careers.extraspace.com.