Helicopter in hangar
Could Self Storage Be the Solution for the Helicopter Surplus?

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com With a surplus of helicopters and few places to put them, manufacturers and some owners are looking for storage alternatives for their aircraft. The Wall Street Journal reports that the oil-industry downturn has actually created a surplus of helicopters. Two years ago, demand ...
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California Storage Facility Is a Haven for Artists & Musicians

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Imagine if the next great artist painted their masterpiece at a self storage facility, or even if the next great musician cut their hit album a few units away. This scenario isn’t too hard to consider at Bridge Self-Storage and Art Spaces ...
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CubeSmart Brings Net Zero Energy Self Storage Facility to Austin

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Recently, CubeSmart opened the very first “net zero” commercial building in Austin, Texas. This means the self storage facility makes more solar energy than it uses. The facility at 6130 E. Ben White Blvd. opened in March 2016. Farragut Investments, Inc., the property ...
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High-End Storage Unlocks Unique Experiences

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Imagine a storage facility where a robotic mechanism will retrieve a renter’s belongings upon request and place them in a room, ready to go. Or picture a storage facility that allows someone to store several cars, but also furnish a loft in ...
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MJ Partners Recommends Storage Operators Develop New Properties

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com Self storage acquisitions continue to be a hot commodity. Since existing facilities retain high occupancies, REITs and even smaller self storage companies are snatching up high-yielding properties wherever they can. An article from GlobeSt.com discusses a report from MJ Partners, a self storage ...
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MakeSpace Raises $17.5 Million for Company Expansion

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com New York City-based storage company MakeSpace is laying plans for its next stage of expansion. This comes after the company raised $17.5 million to make the necessary moves. MakeSpace currently offers on-demand storage in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, but ...
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On-Demand Storage is Increasing, Livible Says
Livible Survey Shows Growing Interest in On-Demand Storage

By Alex Hassel, Storage.com A new survey shows a growing trend in the self storage industry. More people are interested in having storage companies transport and store their items, rather than making a trip to a self storage facility and doing the work themselves. The survey ...
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