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Bluebird Self Storage Builds Facilities Across New Hampshire

By Alex Hassel, After cutting the ribbon on a self storage facility in Rochester, N.H., in January 2016, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports that Bluebird Self Storage has new facilities in development in Manchester, Bedford, and Hooksett. The four locations will add about 2,500 units ...
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Washington Self Storage Bill Caught in Budget Crossfire

By Alex Hassel, It looked like SB 6148—a bill concerning how to handle personal property in a self storage facility—in the state of Washington was a sure thing. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and Senate and would've allowed storage operators in the ...
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U-Haul Offers Free Self Storage After Louisiana Floods

By Alex Hassel, U-Haul is rolling up its doors for flood victims in Shreveport and Bossier City, La. After torrential rains forced thousands of people out of their homes across the South, U-Haul announced it will offer 30 days of free self storage to victims. The ...
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MJ Partners Recommends Storage Operators Develop New Properties

By Alex Hassel, Self storage acquisitions continue to be a hot commodity. Since existing facilities retain high occupancies, REITs and even smaller self storage companies are snatching up high-yielding properties wherever they can. An article from discusses a report from MJ Partners, a self storage ...
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LifeStorage Enters Colorado Market with Four-Facility Portfolio

By Alex Hassel, There’s a new player in the Boulder, Colo., self storage market. List Self Storage reports that LifeStorage, based in Roseville, Calif., acquired four properties in Boulder. LifeStorage bought the properties from Heitman, a real estate investment management firm based in Chicago, Ill., which ...
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List Self Storage Sees Online Success in First Year

By Alex Hassel, After just one year in business, (LSS) has already made a name for itself in the self storage industry. The site is an all-inclusive hub for brokers, investors, and others to list, market, and acquire self storage properties for sale. Already, ...
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Bee Safe Storage Increasing Its Portfolio by 18 Facilities

By Alex Hassel, After just a few years with a pair of self storage facilities, owner of Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar Roy Carroll seems to have been bitten by the self storage bug. According to Triad Business Journal, Carroll is now planning to ...
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New Business Focuses on RV Storage Needs in Atlanta Metro

By Alex Hassel, With high demand for RV storage space in the Atlanta metro, a new company is about to offer some big relief. The RV Loft is set to open May 2016 and is already taking reservations. President and CEO Howard Hoover wants to ...
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National Storage Affiliates Collects Three New Portfolios

By Alex Hassel, While self storage is in high demand, companies are snatching up whatever high-occupancy facilities they can find. National Storage Affiliates (NSA) has made some big moves to set momentum for the rest of 2016. The company recently acquired three portfolios, including two ...
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StoreRight Self Storage Expands Facility in Ruskin, FL

By Alex Hassel, StoreRight Self Storage is expanding a self storage facility it acquired on a prime piece of Florida real estate. The company bought its Ruskin, Fla., facility in May 2015 directly off of US 41 South at the center of the Tampa Bay-Sarasota ...
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TNSSA Awards Ashley Dawn 2015 Manager of the Year

By Alex Hassel, Nothing beats a little recognition after a lot of hard work. For Ashley Dawn, manager of the Mt. Juliet, Tenn., location of A+ Storage, that recognition is an award from her state's storage association. Recently, a blog post on A+ Storage’s site ...
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MakeSpace Raises $17.5 Million for Company Expansion

By Alex Hassel, New York City-based storage company MakeSpace is laying plans for its next stage of expansion. This comes after the company raised $17.5 million to make the necessary moves. MakeSpace currently offers on-demand storage in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, but ...
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U-Haul Offers Free Self Storage After 40 Tornadoes Wreak Havoc

By Alex Hassel, A massive tornado outbreak has killed at least eight people and destroyed hundreds of homes across the American South, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. The Weather Channel reported that severe storms and more than 40 tornadoes ripped through Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., New York, ...
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Andover Properties Acquires Triangle Self Storage Portfolio

By Alex Hassel, Three self storage facilities that were under a family-owned brand, Triangle Self Storage, are now under new ownership. List Self Storage reports that Andover Properties, LLC has recently purchased the portfolio of two Class-A properties in the Raleigh, N.C., metro area and ...
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Florida’s Self Storage in Lien Legislation Hits Another Snag

By Alex Hassel, A move to change the requirements for self storage lien sales in Florida has run into another roadblock. The Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA), with the help of the Self Storage Association (SSA), has been lobbying to change a law in Florida ...
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On-Demand Storage is Increasing, Livible Says
Livible Survey Shows Growing Interest in On-Demand Storage

By Alex Hassel, A new survey shows a growing trend in the self storage industry. More people are interested in having storage companies transport and store their items, rather than making a trip to a self storage facility and doing the work themselves. The survey ...
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Simply Self Storage Now Offering Third-Party Management Services

By Alex Hassel, One of the largest privately-owned self storage companies is offering a new service. Simply Self Storage (SSS) says it is now aggressively entering the third-party management sector. The company adds that it’s offering best-in-class infrastructure, without some of the restrictions you’ll find ...
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