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Self-Storage REIT Public Storage Announces Management Changes
It has a portfolio of approximately 162 million net rentable square feet

April 24, 2019: 
The Glendale, California. based public storage Inc., has promoted Nathaniel Vitan to senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective April 20.  Vitan joined in the company as vice president and chief legal counsel for litigation and operations in June 2016. Previously he was working as an assistant general counsel for Altria Client Services Inc. He also served as a trial practice and appellate litigation attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP.

Nathaniel Vitan succeeds Lily Y. Hughes, who resigned to pursue a chief legal officer position at another company that is geographically closer to her family. She will depart the company on May 31 following the completion of the transition. reports: 
Lily has been an outstanding partner, and we are grateful for her integrity and leadership and the many contributions she brought to Public Storage. The Public Storage team is keenly focused on succession planning across the company, and we are excited to welcome Nathan to his new role. His multi-faceted experience, proven abilities and impeccable character make him well-suited for the position. The company and its shareholders will benefit from his continued leadership going forward.” Said by Joe Russell, CEO and president.

Public Storage is a publicly traded self-storage real estate investment trust and third-party management firm. It has interests in 2,429 self-storage facilities in 38 states. The company operating under the Shurgard brand name, the company also has 232 facilities in seven European countries, with approximately 13 million net rentable square feet.