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Safeguard Self Storage in Chicago Purchased Land for a New Facility

by Tony Gonzalez June 5, 2014 8:21 PM
Growth. And more growth. Just like a teenager who seems to be two inches taller every time you turn around, Safeguard Self Storage continues to have growth spurts, too. Their portfolio has grown significantly over the last several years. [More]

Self Storage Industry Doesn’t Adhere to 50 Cent’s Style of Publicity

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2014 11:22 PM
It is not unusual for actors and musicians (but not the self storage industry) to look at all publicity—good or bad—as something worthwhile. Take Rapper 50 Cent as an example. Recently he threw out one of the worst first pitches ever seen. In the days since clips of him throwing good pitches have surfaced and he has made a litany of ridiculous and even crude excuses as to why he messed up. [More]

Self Storage Company Makes Significant Investment in Solar Panels

by John Stevens May 30, 2014 11:08 PM
Going green is a buzz phrase that we here all too often these days. We expect to hear all about the idea from politicians and activist, but more and more it seems to be batted about in the business world—especially in the self storage industry. [More]

More Growth in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick January 9, 2014 4:30 PM
Growth – and more growth. Two self storage businesses are purchasing land or purchasing facilities to develop their portfolio. Growth is a good thing for the industry – and good for the country. [More]

New Year Same Goals For Some in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 6, 2014 11:49 PM
As one year comes to a close and another one opens people often reflect on what they did in the past 365 days and what they would like to do in the next. It’s not uncommon for folks to come up with New Year’s resolutions—a fancy way of saying goals for the coming year. Sometimes it’s to do something different; other times it’s to continue doing what they do well—just better. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens New Facility in the Bronx

by Winnie Hsiu August 20, 2013 7:06 PM
The Bronx is 42 square miles big. About one-fourth of it is open space: the Woodland Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. Even though it has all of that open area, over 1.3 million people live there making it the fourth most populated of the five boroughs of New York City. And what do all of those people need? Storage space. [More]

Self Storage Industry Starting to Build More While Larger Chains Still Buying Old Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick March 27, 2013 8:14 PM
Anytime you are talking about starting or opening a business—self storage or otherwise—one of the biggest initial expenses is the building or facility that the business will be housed in. Prospective business owners are faced with two options when it comes to purchasing. They can either save a little money now and go with an existing facility or spend a lot of money and build new. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage to Sell Three Properties

by Kim Kilpatrick August 30, 2012 11:51 AM
Are you in the market to purchase a self storage facility? Two facilities? How about three of them? If you have a cool $25 million, then Marcus & Millichap has a deal for you. They represent Safeguard Self Storage, who has three properties up for sale. Safeguard is willing to sell the properties as a portfolio or as individual facilities. The selling price averages out to $111 per square foot. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens Tenth Facility in Chicago

by Tony Gonzalez December 20, 2011 9:15 AM
Safeguard Self Storage recently acquired its tenth facility. Their newest location is in Chicago and is located at 9001 West 47th street in McCook Village, 15 miles west of Chicago. Safeguard has 10 locations within the Chicago area and 63 stores nationwide. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Tony Gonzalez October 17, 2011 10:22 AM
Safeguard Self Storage opened its twentieth storage business in the east Williamsburg part of Brooklyn. This makes the fourth location that has been opened within the last year. The facility is located at 930 Grand Street. Safeguard has 25 locations in New Jersey and New York. [More]
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