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MSU Football is Not the Only Thing Living Large in Michigan

by John Stevens December 11, 2013 10:22 PM
After last Saturday’s win over Ohio State in the Big 10 Championship game it is a great time to be a football player for the Michigan State Spartans. The players are undoubtedly getting star treatment wherever they go—talk about living large, right? As it turns out, they are not the only entity living it up in Michigan. Compass Self Storage is. [More]

Self Storage Industry on the Move at Home and Abroad

by Tony Gonzalez November 6, 2013 11:13 PM
If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has his way the league will switch to an 18-game regular schedule and have one if not two franchises in London. The thought process is pretty clear: he does not subscribe to the notion that less is more but that more is more. There are plenty that do not think the concept will work for the NFL, but there is an industry it does work for—the self storage industry. [More]

Continued Growth Means More Opportunity in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens August 22, 2013 10:52 PM
Remember the part in Forrest Gump where he mentions that he invested in this start-up company that had something to do with a fruit; he was referring to Apple of course. How many of us imagined at that moment what it would be like to get in on the bottom floor of the next great thing? [More]

Self Storage Company Rewarded for Patience and Diligence

by John Stevens July 15, 2013 10:52 PM
Patience is a virtue. Some people have it; others do not. Luckily it is something that can be acquired over time since it is something that is really necessary in so many ways. It is what allows us to accept things that can’t be changed and gives us the piece of mind we need to do the work necessary to change some of those things. [More]

Growth is Good for all in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez August 1, 2012 5:07 PM
During a troubled economy it can be tough to for a business to keep its doors open let alone turn a profit. However, some business—like the self storage industry—have been able to thrive when many business are struggling. In fact, the self storage industry has become the picture of growth during hard times. [More]

Detroit is Focus of Self Storage Acquisitions for Growing Amsdell Cos.

by John Stevens March 31, 2011 12:21 PM
Amsdell Cos., a Cleveland-based self storage investment company is rapidly growing its portfolio in metro Detroit, Mich. The company purchased properties in Flat Rock, Fraser and Shelby Township. It has added to three other Michigan self storage facilities and one Pittsburgh, Pa. facility purchased by them since August. [More]