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Compass Self Storage Moves into Nashville with Four Facilities

By Alex Hassel, Compass Self Storage (CSS) is moving its brand in the right direction. After acquiring more than ten properties in 2015, the company continues to snowball. Already in 2016, CSS acquired another facility in Atlanta and its first in the Boston area. Most ...
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TSSA Raises $150,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston

By Alex Hassel, There was a lot going on at the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA)’s 2015 Annual Conference. From September 27-29, 2015, members on all sides of the industry networked, learned the latest on the industry through education sessions and roundtable discussions, and got ...
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Brexton LLC Plans Two Six-Story Facilities in Columbus, Ohio

By Alex Hassel, All over the country, developers are trying to build new facilities to keep up with increasing self storage demands. However, they’re finding that many cities and neighborhoods they want to serve are abhorred by the thought of a new self storage building ...
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Florida Self Storage Bill Postponed in Senate Committee

By Alex Hassel, Two bills regarding self storage lien laws are moving through the Florida State Legislature, although one is going smoother than the other. Senate Bill 720 and House Bill 559 were both filed in early November 2015. The Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA) is ...
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If you bought 119 boxes of conversation hearts, how much self storage would you need?
How Much Self Storage Do They Need? Conversation Heart Edition

By Alex Hassel, Valentine’s Day is coming back around, which means you need to have that grand gesture of love ready and waiting for your significant other by the time February 14 gets here. If you’re in a new relationship, there’s no need to worry. ...
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Simply Self Storage Announces Additions to Its Executive Team

By Alex Hassel, Simply Self Storage (SSS) is bringing new star power to its executive team. The company announced in a press release that five new senior-level executives and two new district managers will be added. They include: Charles McPhee, Senior Vice President of Development Rich Windisch, Regional ...
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CubeSmart Acquires Newest Facility for $48.5 Million

By Alex Hassel, CubeSmart, the fourth largest self storage operator in the United States, has made its newest acquisition for $48.5 million. The Real Deal reports that this is CubeSmart’s most recent transaction with Storage Deluxe, five years after a $560 million portfolio deal between ...
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How Much Self Storage Do They Need? Super Bowl 50 Edition

By Alex Hassel, The most-watched televised event of the year comes with so many stories. The day after Super Bowl 50, everyone is talking about Lady Gaga’s performance of the National Anthem, the game’s big plays, whether Peyton Manning will end his career on a ...
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Self Storage Facility in Tennessee Experiences Unique Burglary

By Alex Hassel, Chattanooga police are investigating a self storage facility in Hixson, Tenn., where a man burglarized six storage units. In this case, it’s not what he took that’s raising eyebrows but how he did it. Tennessee news station WRCB-TV reports that the unknown ...
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Storage Masters Brings in New Customers with Storage Feud

By Alex Hassel, A self storage business wants to draw in new customers using their favorite game show. At the beginning of February 2016, Storage Masters launched its newest contest influenced by Family Feud, calling it Storage Feud. Website visitors can sign up and give ...
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How much storage is needed for bulk potatoes?
How Much Self Storage Do They Need? Potato Diet Edition

Could you imagine losing weight while still eating potatoes every day? The starchy vegetable might seem like a bad idea in terms of weight loss goals, but one Australian man says he’s actually seeing results. NBC News reports that Andrew Flinders Taylor from Melbourne has ...
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How much storage is needed for a lifetime supply of Kit Kats?
How Much Self Storage Do They Need? Kit Kat Edition

By Alex Hassel, It can be one of the scariest experiences in life to bite into something expecting one thing but then getting another. For a moment, you freeze and think “What have I just put in my mouth?” This may have been the case ...
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If American Airlines needed storage for pretzels, how much space would they need?
How Much Self Storage Do They Need? American Airlines Edition

By Alex Hassel, Flying can be pretty stressful. You have to wait in line, check your baggage, go through security, and if you’re really lucky, your flight will leave on time. However, once you do make it up in the air, there’s the constant worry ...
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StorageMart Gets Serious with White Glove Test

By Alex Hassel, The white glove test is known for setting a high standard in cleanliness. In such a scenario, someone wearing a pair of white gloves will run a finger along a spot to see how much dust or dirt can be found. With ...
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Building 19 in Boston is being turned into a self storage facility
Boston Discount Store Finds New Life with Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, A chain of discount stores in the northeastern part of the U.S. known as Building 19 went bankrupt and closed all 13 of its stores in 2013. After sitting vacant for three years, GRE Norwood, LLC and its partner Jumbo Capital Management, ...
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