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Self Storage Company Hopes Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

by Winnie Hsiu May 7, 2014 11:43 PM
People in the state of Texas are proud of their state. You can tell just in how they talk about it and how they react when you go against the popular slogan—Don’t Mess With Texas—and do just that. Another popular slogan is one that executives for one self storage company are hoping rings true: Everything’s bigger in Texas. [More]

Acquisitions and Construction A Part of Doing Business in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2014 11:42 PM
As the self storage industry continues to thrive and grow around the world there is one thing that observers can count on happening—a need for more. People are going to need more storage space which will in turn mean that the industry is going to have to grow. As the demand grows from the people so will the need for more self storage facilities. [More]

You Have to Strike While the Iron is Hot in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez December 31, 2013 11:39 PM
There is a process for every kind of decision that needs to be made. For investors the hard part can be in figuring out just what kind of approach to take. There is something to be said for careful planning and deliberation, but there is also something to be said for striking while it’s hot. [More]

Compass Self Storage Adds to Its Portfolio

by Holly Robinson April 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Compass Self Storage, LLC, is at it again. It is projected that they will continue along in this same manner in the foreseeable future. And what is it that they are doing again? Why growing, that’s what – and growing at a remarkable rate.

The company has recently purchased a self storage property in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6780 Country Park Drive. [More]

Amsdell Companies Are At It Again

by Kim Kilpatrick July 13, 2012 5:50 PM
History repeats itself. At least that’s what the historians tell us. Examples of this repetition include the killing of the Jews during World War II. The Rwandan genocide between the Tutsis and the Hutus happened in 1994. And in 2003, one of the worst humanitarian genocides in the world happened in Darfur.

Those are extremely unhappy times when history repeated itself. Today, I’d like to mention a much happier type of example of history repeating itself. – and that example is the growth of Amsdell Companies. [More]

Amsdell Companies Purchases 5 Self Storage Properties in the Cincinnati Area

by Holly Robinson July 5, 2012 10:25 AM
Remember the children's book The Little Engine That Could? The engine had a heavy load of cargo to pull up a steep hill. As the engine struggled and strained, he kept repeating the words, "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." With lots of focus, positive attitude, and hard work, the engine made it to the top of the hill.

Compass Self Storage reflects the attributes portrayed in the story: vision, hard work, dedication, and positive thinking. Because of these traits, the self storage business has increased over the years into a very respectable business. Recently it acquired five additional properties in the greater Cincinnati area. [More]
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