Lincolnwood, IL Bans Self Storage Development for a Year

By Alex Hassel, The self storage market isn’t getting much of a welcome in Northern Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lincolnwood lawmakers announced a yearlong ban of any new self storage development in the municipality’s commercial zoning districts. This comes after a proposal to ...
Read More

William Warren Group Brings Four Self Storage Developments to Denver

By Alex Hassel, William Warren Group Inc. (WWG), a self storage development, acquisition, and management company based in Santa Monica, Calif., is making big moves in Denver, Colo. The Colorado Real Estate Journal reports that WWG has two developments under construction in the city and ...
Read More

Compass Self Storage Hits Milestone with 70 Facilities

By Alex Hassel, Compass Self Storage, part of Amsdell Companies, is celebrating a new landmark. The company recently acquired a storage facility at 6307 Licking Pike in Cold Spring, Ky. This marks Compass Self Storage’s 70th facility in its portfolio across the U.S. Located at AA ...
Read More

Metro Self Storage Builds New Facility in Brooklyn

By Alex Hassel, As crowded as it is in New York City, it's no easy feat to build a brand new self storage facility. But Metro Self Storage recently announced that it's done exactly that. The state-of-the-art storage development in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of ...
Read More

Above shot of Naples, FL
Strategic Storage Trust II Acquires 11 Self Storage Facilities

By Alex Hassel, Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II), a public non-traded REIT sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC, is strengthening its presence in Maryland and Florida. The REIT has acquired a new self storage facility in Baltimore, as well as ten other facilities ...
Read More

StorSmart Offers Free Moving and Storage for Domestic Violence Victims

By Alex Hassel, There's new relief for domestic violence victims in Berrien County, Mich., StorSmart Self Storage has recently teamed up with the county’s Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence to offer free services for victims of domestic violence. Gil Logan, owner of four StorSmart locations in ...
Read More