Extra Space Storage owns, operates, and manages more than 1,800 self-storage properties in 38 states, with over 100 million net rentable square feet of storage space. Of these properties, the majority are wholly owned, while some facilities are owned through joint ventures and others are owned by third parties and managed by Extra Space Storage in exchange for a management fee. The company is structured as an umbrella partnership REIT, or UPREIT.
Kevin Brown is an equity analyst on the finance team for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers apartment, healthcare, and hotel REITs and real estate service companies in the United States.Before joining Morningstar in 2018, Brown worked at an asset-management company focused on global real estate, spending nine years covering healthcare and hotel REITs.Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.