Andover Properties Closes on “Ace Storage” in Florida

Andover Properties, LLC (dba Storage King USA) has recently acquired Ace Storage, a 62,000 net rentable square foot facility in Polk City, Florida. The deal is its thirteenth purchase in the state, and its sixth transaction under its partnership with Angelo Gordon.   The property, currently consisting ...
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Strategic Storage Trust II Acquires 11 Self Storage Facilities

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com 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 ...
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Offering Vehicle Storage for Businesses: What You Need to Know

By Nick Bilava, Storage.com Business vehicle storage can be a simple and valuable addition to your self storage facility's services, and it can easily improve your bottom line. Before you make changes to your facility to accommodate commercial vehicles, here's what you need to know about your ...
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Marketing Your Storage Facility to Apartment Renters
Marketing Your Storage Facility to Apartment Renters

By Nick Bilava, Storage.com Storage facilities near apartment complexes have a unique opportunity to improve occupancy rates. Knowing how to best reach the customers currently living in nearby apartment complexes is just as important, if not more, than knowing why someone may need storage. Learn which two ...
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What Self Storage Operators Should Know About Motorcycle Storage

By Nick Bilava, Storage.com Do you currently offer or are you thinking about offering motorcycle storage at your storage facility? Vehicle storage is one of the most common reasons why people turn to self storage, especially for fair-weather vehicles like motorcycles. It's a great place to ...
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MSSOA’s Kathryn East Shares Insight on Self Storage Process

By Kathryn East, Executive Director, Missouri Self Storage Owners Association I was given an opportunity to join the self storage family by Jim Horne and David Richards of Handy Lock Self Storage in Gautier, Mississippi. Like most individuals just starting a career in the self storage ...
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Why You Should Join Your State’s Self Storage Association

By Nick Bilava, Storage.com The easiest way to stay up-to-date with new self storage laws, storage industry events, and valuable market research is by joining your state's Self Storage Association (SSA). This gives you a better chance to grow your self storage operation through connecting with ...
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Should You Hire a Self Storage Facility Manager?

By Nick Bilava, Storage.com As a self storage owner or operator, your job each year is to improve your bottom line. This means you need to be constantly setting and reviewing big-picture goals, not managing smaller day-to-day issues that arise at your facility. But that doesn't ...
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Self Storage Management Software to Consider for Your Facility

Whether you're running a small self storage business or a large operation that spans across the country, online management software can help your facility manager(s) delegate duties for employees, plan financially, and track inventory—in addition to a slew of other things that vary by program. There's ...
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