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Extra Space Storage Leads the Way in Solar Energy

by Tony Gonzalez July 29, 2011 1:36 PM
Extra Space Storage, the second largest operator of self storage companies in the United States with over 850 facilities in 34 states, has embarked on a solar initiative on a scale that is unheard of in the self storage industry. [More]

Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results Released for Extra Space Storage

by John Stevens July 29, 2011 11:36 AM
Continuing to show strong growth, Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR), a leading operator of self storage properties in the United States, announced operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. [More]

Music, Food Abound at Nashville's Extra Space Storage

by Tony Gonzalez July 29, 2011 10:01 AM
Positioned in one of the bustling neighborhoods of Nashville, Tennessee, the Charlotte Pike Extra Space Storage facility embodies the business spirit of the Music City. [More]

The Truth Behind Self Storage Auctions

by Holly Robinson July 28, 2011 5:48 PM
There are not too many businesses that can say that they have experienced growth during the current economic climate, but the self storage industry is one of them. For a variety of different reasons, more and more people have found that they needed someplace relatively safe to keep their belongings. As that number of people grew, so did the self storage industry. [More]

Minnesota Self Storage Owner Denied Outdoor Storage Permit

by John Stevens July 28, 2011 3:17 PM
A self storage owner in Andover, Minn. was denied by the city council by a 3-2 vote his request to develop outdoor storage for trailers, RVs, boats and other vehicles even though there’s a need for such self storage in the area. Council members who voted against the request cited aesthetic concerns, claiming it is not the direction of redevelopment they’d like to pursue. [More]

Want to Invest in the Self Storage Industry?

by Kim Kilpatrick July 27, 2011 6:32 PM
A lot of people think that when it comes to investing you have to do what you know (if only it was that easy to buy into a pro sports team). So what people typically do is look for a business or industry that appears to be pretty healthy at the time. However, once they find it, they often don’t know what to do. [More]

Farm to Self Storage Conversion Came Naturally to Missouri Man

by John Stevens July 27, 2011 6:05 AM
Starting a self storage business could not have been a more easy decision for Brian Haskins of High Ridge, Mo. After having grown up beside a local farm in the 1960s where he and his family kept some horses, cows and chickens and grew pumpkins as a fundraiser for his kid’s baseball team, he returned in 1991 to purchase the farm and sell horse and cows as well as begin a landscaping business. [More]

BSC Group Performance Strong Through First Half of 2011

by John Stevens July 26, 2011 7:07 PM
The BSC Group, LLC, a leading commercial real estate financing advisor and provider of debt and equity capital solutions with a special emphasis on the self storage market, announced its midyear update for 2011. [More]

Extra Space Storage Knows Beauty When it Sees it

by Holly Robinson July 26, 2011 5:12 PM
In an industry like self storage, image can mean the world. People are starting to look online more and more to find self storage facilities, but it is still a common practice for people to go to the ones that they simply see in their neighborhoods. When that is the case, and there are multiple facilities, people often choose by the one that they think looks the best. [More]

Storing in Canada a Bit Different than in the United States

by Winnie Hsiu July 25, 2011 10:50 PM
The self storage industry is on the way to becoming a global industry for one reason and one reason only. We all like stuff. No matter who you are or where you live, when it comes to your stuff you don’t want to let it go. That is where the self storage industry has been able to step in and give people what they need—space. [More]
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