Senior Management

Christopher P. Marr has been Chief Executive Officer of CubeSmart since January 1, 2014. Previously, Mr. Marr served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of the Company, having assumed the President and Chief Investment Officer roles in 2008 and, additionally, the Chief Operating Officer role in May 2012. Mr. Marr joined the Company in 2006, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until November 2008. Prior to joining CubeSmart, Mr. Marr was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brandywine Realty Trust, a publicly-traded office REIT, from August 2002 to June 2006. Prior to joining Brandywine Realty Trust, Mr. Marr served as Chief Financial Officer of Storage USA, Inc., a publicly-traded self-storage REIT, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Marr currently serves on the board of STAG Industrial, Inc., a publicly-traded industrial REIT, and also as a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts' Executive Board.

Timothy M. Martin has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since November 2008. Mr. Martin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company from December 2006 to November 2008. He previously was employed by Brandywine Realty Trust from 1997 to December 2006, serving as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from January 2006 to December 2006, as Brandywine’s Principal Financial Officer from May 2006 to December 2006, as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from March 2004 to December 2005, and as Director, Financial Analysis from 2001 to March 2004. Prior to joining Brandywine, Mr. Martin served as a member of the audit staff of Arthur Andersen, LLP’s Philadelphia office, specializing in real estate.

Jeffrey P. Foster has been Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since February 2009. From April 2003 to February 2009, Mr. Foster served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Gramercy Realty, a division of Gramercy Capital Corp., a publicly traded office REIT (formerly known as American Financial Realty Trust). Prior to joining American Financial Realty Trust, Mr. Foster was an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP from 1999 to 2003.

Joel D. Keaton has served as CubeSmart's Chief Operating Officer since February 2020. From 2014 until February 2020, he served as CubeSmart's Senior Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for the company's operations functions, including the day-to-day operations of the stores, the national sales center, revenue management, marketing and information technology. Mr. Keaton joined CubeSmart in 2010 as Director of Revenue Management and in 2011 was promoted to Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining CubeSmart, Mr. Keaton served as Vice President of Operations at United Stor-All Management from 2006 to 2010. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Keaton worked in various operations related roles at Storage USA, and its successor Extra Space Storage.

Board of Trustees

Piero Bussani has served as a Trustee since February 2010. Since August 2017, Mr. Bussani has served as Chief Legal Officer and Global Head – Legal and Risk for Blackstone Group’s real estate platform, ReVantage Corporate Services. He previously served as Managing Director and Chief Legal officer for Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC beginning in November 2015. Prior to Digital Bridge, Mr. Bussani was an executive with several Blackstone-owned real estate companies, including serving as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President for Invitation Homes from 2013 through 2015; General Counsel and Executive Vice President of LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels from 2004 through 2013; and General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Development for Extended Stay Hotels from 1996 through 2004. Mr. Bussani started his career as an associate in the litigation and real estate groups of the law firm Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, D.C. where he worked from 1991 through 1995.

Dorothy Dowling is retired from the BWH Hotel Group where she was the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining BWH Hotel Group, formerly Best Western Hotels and Resorts, in November, 2004, Ms. Dowling worked for ARAMARK as the Vice President of Operations for Parks and Attractions. From March, 2001 through December, 2002, Ms. Dowling was President and COO of Travelodge Canada. Ms. Dowling has held other executive and leadership positions with Royal Host REIT, a lodging real estate investment trust, Travelodge, Inc. and Forte Hotels. Ms. Dowling received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. In addition, Ms. Dowling is a member of several hospitality and lodging trade groups, including service as a board member of the Global Business Travel Association and President of the GBTA Allied Leadership Council.

John W. Fain is retired from UPS Freight where he served in several roles including Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing (1998 to 2012), Senior Vice President – Operations (1995 to 1998), and General Counsel (1982 to 1992). Mr. Fain was an associate, practicing real estate law, at McGuire Woods from 1978 until 1982. Mr. Fain is a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Trucking Association, the Greater Richmond YMCA (on which he has served as chairman emeritus since 2002), the Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation and Ramp Access Made Possible by Students (RAMPS). Mr. Fain also served as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of the Virginia Business Bank until June 2011.

Jair K. Lynch has served as a Trustee since May 2022. He is the Founder and CEO of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, which imagines, executes, and manages mixed-use projects for large institutional investors and public, private, and non-profit clients.

Christopher P. Marr has been Chief Executive Officer of CubeSmart since January 1, 2014. Previously, Mr. Marr served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of the Company, having assumed the President and Chief Investment Officer roles in 2008 and, additionally, the Chief Operating Officer role in May 2012. Mr. Marr joined the Company in 2006, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until November 2008. Prior to joining CubeSmart, Mr. Marr was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brandywine Realty Trust, a publicly-traded office REIT, from August 2002 to June 2006. Prior to joining Brandywine Realty Trust, Mr. Marr served as Chief Financial Officer of Storage USA, Inc., a publicly-traded self-storage REIT, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Marr currently serves on the board of STAG Industrial, Inc., a publicly-traded industrial REIT, and also as a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts' Executive Board.

John F. Remondi is President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Navient, the nation’s leading loan servicing, management and asset recovery company. In May 2014, Navient was spun-off from Sallie Mae, formally known as SLM Corporation. Mr. Remondi was Sallie Mae’s President & Chief Executive Officer from May 2013 to April 2014. Prior to rejoining SLM in 2008, Mr. Remondi served as Portfolio Manager to PAR Capital Management Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts, from 2005 to 2008. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Remondi served in several financial positions with SLM, including Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance. In addition to his experience at SLM Corporation, Mr. Remondi served in corporate finance positions with New England Education Loan Marketing Corporation and BayBank Boston. Mr. Remondi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RIF — Reading is Fundamental as well as a member of the board of directors for Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

Jeffrey F. Rogatz, has served as a trustee since January 2011. Mr. Rogatz is Managing Director with Robert W. Baird & Co., an investment banking firm. Previously, Mr. Rogatz was the co-founder of Palladian Realty Capital which provides consulting and advisory services to public and private real estate companies. In addition to Palladian Realty Capital, Mr. Rogatz was the founder and President of Triangle Real Estate Advisors LLC, a real estate asset management company, which is the manager of Triangle Real Estate Securities Fund LLC. Mr. Rogatz is also founder and President of Ridgeway Capital LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm that invests in office, industrial and retail leased assets in the Mid-Atlantic area. Prior to founding Ridgeway Capital in 2001, Mr. Rogatz was chief financial officer of Brandywine Realty Trust, an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust. Prior to joining Brandywine in 1999, Mr. Rogatz was a managing director and head of the REIT practice for Legg Mason Wood Walker, Incorporated. Mr. Rogatz was a member of the Board of Directors of CapLease, Inc., a publicly-traded diversified real estate investment trust, until its sale in 2013. Currently Mr. Rogatz is a member of the William and Mary Business School Foundation Board.

Deborah Ratner Salzberg has served as our Chair of the Board of Trustees since May 2022. She is a Principal at Uplands Real Estate Partners. Deborah has spent the past 35 years active in the real estate sector, most recently serving as the DC Region Chairman of Brookfield Properties. Prior to joining Brookfield, Deborah was President of Forest City Washington, Inc., a division of Forest City Realty Trust a national real estate firm that specialized in the development, construction, ownership and management of mixed-use, commercial, and residential projects. Ms. Salzberg began her professional career as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Capital Bank, and the Boards of Trustees for Kenyon College, The Foundation for the National Archives, and the Urban Land Institute. Ms. Salzberg is a Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Urban Research and New York Commons REAC. She is also President of the United Jewish Endowment Fund of Greater Washington and Chair of the Federal City Council.

Dr. Jit Kee Chin has served as a Trustee since October 2022. She is an Executive Vice President at Suffolk Construction Corporation Inc. (“Suffolk”), a national privately-held general contractor. She has served as the Chief Data Officer (CDO) since 2017, responsible for building new data analytics capabilities for Suffolk, setting vision and strategy, driving business insight through analytics and operationalizing the data transformation. Additionally, she’s served as Chief Innovation Officer (CInO) since 2019, when she co-founded Suffolk Technologies, a venture investment program that identifies, invests and supports disruptive technologies for the built environment. From 2022, she’s also a Managing Partner of Suffolk Technologies Fund 1. She has served on Suffolk’s enterprise steering committee from 2018 to 2020, which governs development and implementation of strategic initiatives, and is now a member of Suffolk’s Invest Executive Committee and Innovate Executive Committee.

Dr. Chin also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of STAG Industrial Inc., an $8bn publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition and operation of industrial properties throughout the United States.

From 2008 to 2017, she served in various positions with McKinsey & Company, a global strategy consulting company, including as a Senior Expert in analytics from 2016 to 2017, and as an Associate Principal from 2013 to 2016, where she focused on strategic, commercial and analytics consulting for transport, travel, hospitality and logistics clients. Dr. Chin holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology.