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Preventing Crimes on Self Storage Properties

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com May 2016 has been a challenging month for several self storage operators across the country dealing with crime at their facilities. These aren’t the usual burglaries and break-ins either. In Evans, Colo., a man believed to be living in a self storage unit ...
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Houston-Based NewQuest Properties Joins Self Storage Industry

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com After working as a full-service commercial real estate company for the last 15 years, Houston-based NewQuest Properties is turning its attention now to the self storage industry. The company is launching a self storage development group to join the fast-growing industry. Its ...
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Theatre Company Out of London Brings Self Storage Stories to Life

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com For many people, self storage is a safe place to store belongings of emotional or nostalgic value while going through a difficult life transition. Dante or Die, a theatre company out of London that specializes in site-sensitive productions, is bringing these stories to life with its newest ...
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Michigan Passes Self Storage Tenant Insurance Bill

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Michigan has become the 22nd state to allow point-of-sale self storage tenant insurance. Self storage operators in the state are celebrating after Governor Rick Snyder recently signed House Bill 4636 into law. This means self storage operators no longer need a license to ...
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Sovran Self Storage Acquires LifeStorage for $1.35 Billion

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com You’re about to see a lot more Uncle Bob’s Self Storage locations across the U.S. By the same token, Life Storage, LP is about to be a thing of the past. Sovran Self Storage, which owns the Uncle Bob’s brand, recently announced ...
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SiteLink Reaches New Breakthrough With 13,000th Customer

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Web-based self storage software and payment processing company SiteLink is celebrating its most recent milestone of 13,000 customers. This comes after California-based Peter Phillips, General Manager of Stor-More Self Storage, became SiteLink’s newest client. “Going through a software conversion for a 700-unit storage ...
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Baranof Holdings Makes Big Leap Into Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Baranof Holdings, a Dallas-based developer, has eight different self storage properties in various levels of development. This is the organization’s first move into the self storage industry. “Superior fundamentals in the space that are not found in any other property type,” says Andy ...
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Thinking About Offering On-Demand Storage? Boxbee Can Help

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com After pioneering the on-demand storage market back in 2012, Boxbee is now influencing the self storage industry in a different way. Kristoph Matthews, Founder and CEO of Boxbee, sold the company’s on-demand service to records management company Iron Mountain earlier in 2016 to ...
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