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U-Store-It in New York City Becomes Cube Smart

by Holly Robinson March 29, 2012 1:29 PM
In September 2011, U-Store-It underwent a new branding and service model and became known as CubeSmart. CubeSmart recently introduced the new brand to the New York City area. All of its 24 New York locations will display the CubeSmart brand by the end of March 2012. [More]

U-Store-It to Undergo Name Change and Rebranding

by Tony Gonzalez September 8, 2011 9:34 AM
Homeowners are familiar with kitchen maker-overs. They take a room that is functional but doesn't meet their needs and remodel it so that it becomes their dream kitchen -- a showcase room that with up-to-date features and is a delight to use. In the storage world, U-Store-It is undergoing a make-over that will turn that business into an up-to-date one that is a delight for customers to use. [More]

As More People Rent Than Buy, Apartment and Self Storage REITs Enjoy Market Strength

by John Stevens April 28, 2011 6:25 AM
The stellar growth of both apartment and self storage real estate investment trusts (REITs) translates into a sure sign that the U.S. housing market is still in a slump. Analysts are noting a strong historical correlation between revenue growth with storage REITs like Public Storage and revenue growth with the apartment REITs. [More]

A Self Storage Success Story

by Tony Gonzalez December 31, 2010 9:39 AM
While there is an upside to running your own business the downside exists as well. The responsibility for the success of the company falls upon you. Employees will be counting on their jobs to feed their families. As the business owner not only do you have your own time and energy invested in it, but chances are a lot of your own money. [More]

Happy Holidays Can Set Many Self Storage Facilities Up For a Happy New Year

by Winnie Hsiu December 16, 2010 12:34 PM
At Christmas time the country tends to believe more than ever in peace on earth and good will towards men. So when the holiday season comes around every year there are always a number of charities around the country that go into overdrive trying to help as many people as they can. Every year there are always a number of self storage facilities around the nation that get involved in a variety of charitable efforts. [More]

Self Storage Facility is Heavily Involved in the Community

by Winnie Hsiu December 8, 2010 10:54 AM
The world today has become one where people and especially companies are more concerned with doing whatever it takes to advance their own needs and desires generally with little concern as to what affects there are on the people and places around them in the process. That is it is so heartwarming when you read about the many different community efforts that a self storage company like U-Store-It is involved in. [More]

Self Storage Proving to be Dependable Business

by Holly Robinson November 30, 2010 2:02 PM
In tough economic times it can be very difficult trying to figure out how to make ends meet. With unemployment still hovering just under 10 percent and five state higher than 11, there are many people which have tried becoming entrepreneurs in order to make a living. However, according to the Small Business Administration at least one third of all new business fail within the first two years and over half of them by four years. [More]

More Self Storage Facilities Announce Involvement with Toys for Tots

by Kim Kilpatrick November 24, 2010 8:22 PM
Thanksgiving is only a day away. The nation is preparing to enjoy a day of food, family, and togetherness that is only rivaled by the next holiday on the calendar, Christmas. This is the time of year that we inevitably reflect on what we have and can appreciate the good things in life. [More]