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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]

Is it Time for you to sell your Self Storage Facility?

by Tony Gonzalez December 30, 2010 10:48 AM
Starting a business is generally one of the proudest moments of people’s lives. It is the chance to see a dream realized and become something more than just thoughts and ideas. It is also a great way to take control of the financial well-being of you and your family by becoming your own boss. The feeling of success when your business thrives is unparalleled. [More]

Real Estate Firm Makes Big Self Storage Acquisition Demonstrating Strength of Market

by John Stevens December 30, 2010 8:36 AM
Overall, during the past few years the self storage market has proven to be recession-resilient and this has led to many acquisitions for investment. There is a bubble of safety around the storage business because of a constant growing demand. Just this week in a major purchase, Virtus, an Austin, Texas, based real estate private equity firm has purchased 20 self storage facilities throughout the southeastern U.S., totaling 1,000,000 sq. ft. of space at a cost of $50 million. [More]