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Power Ranch Neighborhood in Gilbert, AZ Needs More Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, Just a 30-minute drive southeast of Phoenix, the population of Gilbert, Ariz., is snowballing. In fact, it's been snowballing for decades. According to Gilbert's website, the city was home to 5,717 people in 1980. By 2015, the population had risen to an estimated 242,955. ...
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U-Haul Announces Acquisitions in Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

By Alex Hassel, U-Haul continues its endeavor to build its portfolio by reusing or renovating old buildings. The company recently announced acquisitions of a warehouse in Michigan, a mini storage property in Maryland, and an iconic storage building in Pennsylvania. All of these acquisitions were ...
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Talonvest Capital Supports Orange County Ronald McDonald House

By Alex Hassel, The Orange County Ronald McDonald House has found a strong ally for its efforts to improve the health and well-being of children. The charity awarded Talonvest Capital Inc., a boutique self storage and commercial real estate advisor, its Top Corporate Fundraising Award for the second ...
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Stor-Guard Introduces New Smartlok Overlock System

A new piece of technology is making its debut in the self storage industry. Stor-Guard, a company specializing in design, manufacturing, installation, and security in the storage sector, is introducing its new Smartlok Solutions at the 2016 Inside Self-Storage World Expo. Stor-Guard says this new system ...
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CubeSmart Celebrates Earth Day with Green Initiatives

By Alex Hassel, A day to recognize the importance of environmental protection comes easy for CubeSmart. The self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on self storage is celebrating Earth Day by taking a look at its success in its Plant a Tree program. CubeSmart ...
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Nebraska Will Go Another Year Without Self Storage Lien Law

By Alex Hassel, Nebraska, one of the two states left in the U.S. without a self storage lien law, will have to wait a little longer to get one. Nebraska’s 2016 legislative session ended on April 20, and LB 854 has been indefinitely postponed. The ...
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Midwest Housing Shortage Could Be an Opportunity for Self Storage

By Alex Hassel, The Midwest has become a seller’s market for real estate, according to a Bloomberg report released in early April. In fact, the region is suffering from major housing shortages, particularly in cities like Omaha, Neb., and Minneapolis, Minn., where population growth is rising due ...
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OpenTech Bringing National Attention to Storage Treasures

By Alex Hassel, Exactly three months after OpenTech Alliance announced its majority stake in the online and on-site self storage auction platform, Storage Treasures LLC, OpenTech is bringing into the national spotlight. The self storage technology provider says it’s rolling out an aggressive television ...
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