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Self-Storage REIT Public Storage Names Google Exec as New Trustee
Public Storage has interests in 2,444 self-storage facilities in 38 states

August 5, 2019: Glendale, California based Public Storage Inc, has appointed Google executive Tariq M. Shaukat to its board of trustees. Shaukat officially joined the board on July 30. Public Storage Inc. is a publicly traded self-storage real estate investment trust and third-party management firm operating under the Shurgard brand name. 

“We are pleased to welcome Tariq to the board of trustees. The company and its shareholders will be well-served by his proven leadership and unique perspective as the self-storage industry landscape continues to evolve.” Said by Joe Russell, president and CEO.

Mr. Shaukat is President of Partner and Industry Platforms for Google Cloud at Google LLC, where he oversees operating and customer-based initiatives to accelerate growth across all lines of business, including analytics and machine learning. Previously he was working as Global Customer Operations, where he led Google Cloud’s go-to-market operations for sales, customer support and other professional services. 

Prior to joining Google in 2016, Shaukat was executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Caesars Entertainment Corp. He was previously a partner with consulting firm McKinsey & Co., where he held leadership positions at various technology-based companies.

Public Storage has interests in 2,444 self-storage facilities in 38 states, with approximately 164 million net rentable square feet. The facilities are operating under the Shurgard brand name. Public Storage also has 231 facilities in seven European countries, with approximately 13 million net rentable square feet.