Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust Promotes Michael Crear to CFO

LADERA RANCH, Calif. — Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust Inc., a public, non-traded REIT sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management LLC, has promoted Michael Crear to chief financial officer.

In his new role, Crear is responsible for the implementation of accounting and financial management policies, as well as the Ladera Ranch-based company’s SEC and regulatory reporting. Previously, he served as vice president and controller of the REIT. Crear will continue to serve as vice president of accounting for the company’s sponsor, SmartStop Asset Management.

Prior to joining the SmartStop family of companies, Crear was vice president of finance and accounting for PADI Worldwide Inc., and held various positions with Alliance Healthcare Services Inc. including vice president of corporate finance. Crear also spent seven years with Deloitte and Touche LLP.

Crear earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California.