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Storage Butler -- At Your Service

by Winnie Hsiu June 19, 2012 6:26 PM
New York City is a vibrant city full of many important cultural centers and powerful financial institutions. It is the headquarters of the United Nations. It has Times Square (that is considered the “crossroads of the world.”) Its Broadway theaters are renowned worldwide. It is home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. And now, it is home to a very innovative self storage solution – the Storage Butler. [More]

How Special is Your Self Storage Facility?

by John Stevens April 4, 2012 6:41 PM
In the beginning, the self storage industry was pretty cut and dry. People had more stuff than they had space at home and didn’t want to get rid of it. Buying a larger home is not always economical; that’s where the self storage industry was able to step in and fill a need. People needed more space and they provided it. [More]

Self Storage Companies Putting Smiles on Faces

by Holly Robinson January 31, 2012 8:31 PM
The holidays can be a rough time of year for many people due to a number of different reasons. That is why a wide variety of companies, including many within the self storage industry, make an effort to do what they can to make sure those less fortunate than them have a reason to smile during what is supposed to be a happy time of year. [More]

A Healthy Self Storage Industry is Reason for Thanks

by Tony Gonzalez November 23, 2011 9:08 PM
The number of businesses that are failing around the country can be depressing. Some goods and services just aren’t doing well giving the current economic climate. In fact, in the last year the self storage industry had over $20 billion in revenue. [More]

CubeSmart Purchases 16 Units in New York City

by Tony Gonzalez November 8, 2011 12:30 PM
Yesterday, CubeSmart purchased a 16-property self storage portfolio from Storage Deluxe for $357.31 million dollars. CubeSmart also has another deal in process with Storage Deluxe that should close in the first quarter of 2012 once the loan-assumption process is completed. [More]

Belongings in NYC Storage Units Inspire a New Witty and Poignant Play

by John Stevens May 2, 2011 9:28 AM
Writers sometimes gain inspiration from real life stories. But finding interesting real life stories to write about can sometimes be challenging. Two playwrights and actors from New York City decided to find inspiration for a play through lives revealed in the belongings tucked inside two local storage units. [More]

Real Estate Investors Snapping Up Self Storage Deals

by Tony Gonzalez April 1, 2010 4:31 PM
Several self storage real estate transactions have been in the news this week as the market for self storage facilities steadily improves.

Highway 79 Super Storage of Temecula, California, was sold this week for 93 percent of its asking price. The final sale, which was brokered by Marcus & Millichap, was for seven million dollars. The buyers and sellers were represented by Nick Walker and Michelle Watson, of Marcus & Millichap’s National Self Storage Group, and by Jake Steele and Andy Glinski, from its Special Assets Group. [More]