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Safestore Self Storage Supports Guinness World Record Winner for Most Monopoly Boards Owned

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:02:00 GMT

A Safestore Self Storage facility in Borehamwood, England, recently served as the venue for an unusual world record. Neil Scallan, a gateway service manager at Heathrow Airport, piled 23 pallets filled with Monopoly game boards into a large unit at the storage facility and began documenting them on July 24. His collection of 1,677 unique boards(image)



Macritchie Storage to Convert Former Supermarket to Self-Storage in Kenosha, WI

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:54:00 GMT

Macritchie Storage LLC, a self-storage developer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has received a conditional-use permit to convert a former SuperValu supermarket in Kenosha, Wis., to self-storage. The company intends to transform the 61,651-square-foot structure at 3401 80th St. into 122,818 gross square feet, including no more than 1,008 units,(image)



Premier Storage Investors Considers Self-Storage for Germantown, TN

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:45:00 GMT

Premier Storage Investors LLC, a self-storage real estate investment and development company, has acquired a parcel in Germantown, Tenn., for $4.4 million on which it plans to develop a self-storage facility. The 1.42-acre property at 1138 Second Ave. N. includes an existing 13,000-square-foot office and a 10,000-square-foot warehouse. It was(image)



Petra Storage Solutions Breaks Ground on Self-Storage Development in Opelika, AL

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:40:00 GMT

Self-storage developers Sallie Deen, Andy Freeman and Mike Thompson recently broke ground on Petra Storage Solutions in Opelika, Ala. A public ground-breaking event and media day, slated for Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., will include officials from the Auburn and Opelika Chambers of Commerce, according to the source. The facility is expected to open early(image)



South Africa Self-Storage Operator XtraSpace Expands 'The Workspace' Network of Co-Work Offices

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:16:00 GMT

XtraSpace Self Storage, which operates flexible, co-working office space and business services in many of its self-storage facilities in South Africa, is expanding the office concept and rebranding a separate work-space solution as The Workspace. The company will continue to offer branded FlexiOffice space at select XtraSpace locations, but new(image)



Extra Space Acquires Self-Storage Facility Converted From Former Rick Baker Special-Effects Studio

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:08:00 GMT

Update 9/26/16 – The Extra Space partnership completed its purchase of Baker’s converted special-effects studio upon issuance of the certificate of occupancy. The joint venture acquired the property for $13.8 million, according to a press release issued by Stephen Grossman, vice president of RE/MAX Evolution, who brokered the deal.(image)



OpenTech Adds Veteran Auctioneer to StorageTreasures Self-Storage Auction Team

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:04:00 GMT

OpenTech Alliance Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of self-storage technology and a majority stakeholder in the StorageTreasures.com self-storage auction website, has added veteran auctioneer Bill Betthauser to the Storage Treasures team. OpenTech purchased its stake in the auction company in January and is now responsible for managing the(image)



Former Contractors Business Converted to Self-Storage in Willoughby, OH

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:58:00 GMT

Real estate developer Osborne Capital Group has converted the former Capital Contractors building in Willoughby, Ohio, to a self-storage facility branded as Ace Storage. Osborne Capital acquired the site in January from a receivership, according to the source.(image)



Storage Post Self Storage Acquires 3 Facilities in NY

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:55:00 GMT

Atlanta-based Storage Post Self Storage has acquired three facilities in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, N.Y. The company now owns 25 properties in the state.(image)



Tri-Village Self Storage Proposal Moves Forward in Powell, OH

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:51:00 GMT

Real estate developer Brexton LLC received approval from the planning and zoning commission to build an 86,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Powell, Ohio, on behalf of Tri-Village Self Storage. Brexton has proposed a three-story building on a 2-acre lot on Village Park Drive.(image)



Amy's Attic Self Storage of Harker Heights, TX, Hosts Biannual Craft Festivals for Charity

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:46:00 GMT

Amy’s Attic Self Storage is partnering with Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Killeen-Fort Hood, Texas, to host a craft festival and fundraiser on Oct. 15 at its Harker Heights property. Proceeds from vendor fees and raffle-ticket sales will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas. Organizers hope to raise $2,000, according to a press(image)



StorageVault to Acquire $48M in Self-Storage Assets in Ontario and Quebec, Canada

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:37:00 GMT

Canadian self-storage operator StorageVault Canada Inc. has agreed to buy four self-storage facilities and a portable-storage business either owned or related to Access Self Storage Inc., one of its major shareholders, for nearly $48 million. The deal, which is expected to close by Sept. 30, includes one Access facility in Toronto and three(image)



South Africa Self-Storage Operator Stor-Age Agrees to Acquire Competitor Storage RSA

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:27:00 GMT

Stor-Age Property REIT Ltd., which operates 37 self-storage facilities in South Africa, has agreed to acquire local competitor Storage RSA. With seven locations in Cape Town and the Gauteng province, Storage RSA is the third largest self-storage operator in the country, according to the source. The memorandum of understanding is for 100 percent of(image)



Self-Storage Projects Proposed for Plantation, FL

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:15:00 GMT

Update 9/23/16 – The Preferred Storage Plantation (PSP) project on Sunrise Boulevard has received approval from the Plantation City Council. The 101,533-square-foot facility will be built on 2.66 acres. It will be developed by Preferred Realty & Development, which will break ground during the first quarter of 2017, company president(image)



Central Self Storage of Lafayette, CA, Sponsors Art & Wine Festival

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:01:00 GMT

Central Self Storage of Lafayette, Calif., served as a sponsor for the city’s Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, Sept. 17-18. Now in its 21st year, the event typically draws more than 80,000 people, according to its website.(image)



South Street Self Storage in Danbury, CT, Celebrates Grand Opening

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:54:00 GMT

South Street Self Storage celebrated its opening in Danbury, Conn., on Sept. 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owners and brothers-in-law Kenneth Fantel and Jay Moody were joined by facility manager Monica Robert as well as family and friends. City officials from Danbury and Bethel, which borders the area, also attended, according to the source.(image)



Fuquay-Varina, NC, Poised to Approved 2nd Controversial Self-Storage Project

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:50:00 GMT

A rezoning request that would enable H H & H Ministorage to expand its self-storage facility onto 2.4 acres of residential property appears to be favored by the Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Board of Commissioners, despite recommendations against the application from town staff and the planning board. If approved, it would be the second time since July(image)



Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Wife at Flag City Mini Storage in Findlay, OH

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:40:00 GMT

Onelio Almeida, 63, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in the self-storage shooting death of his estranged wife, Juanita Almeida, 44. Almeida killed his wife on June 25 during an argument at his storage unit at Flag City Mini Storage in Findlay, Ohio. Though he admitted guilt, Almeida claimed the shooting was an(image)



Ipsos Business Consulting Releases Report on Self-Storage Activity in Mainland China

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:04:00 GMT

Ipsos Business Consulting (IBC), the strategic business-consulting unit of market-research firm Ipsos Group, has published a report examining growth of the self-storage industry in Mainland China. Titled “Mainland China Self Storage Industry Report 2016,” the publication includes an overview across the country, with detailed analysis(image)



Inside Self-Storage Releases 2016 Top-Operators List, Available in Multiple Formats

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:51:00 GMT

Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released its 2016 Top-Operators List, ranking 100 of the self-storage industry's foremost players based on total net-rentable square footage. The list includes facility and brand owners, independents and property-management companies. The data also features contact information, expansion plans, and each(image)