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Service, Security, and Storage on Mayfair Street

by Tony Gonzalez June 15, 2011 6:10 PM
Located near the corner of Philadelphia's Mayfair and Montour streets, Roselind Valentine's Extra Space Storage facility prides itself on offering storage solutions for the security conscious. [More]

Extra Space Storage Busy Celebrating Opening of New Self Storage Facilities

by John Stevens June 10, 2011 11:43 AM
Extra Space Storage celebrates the opening of two new facilities this month, spanning the country. Yesterday, the company held its grand opening for its Carson, Calif., facility and tomorrow, June 11, it will be celebrating the opening of a new facility in Miami, Fla. [More]

Culture, Cuisine, and Storage in San Jose

by Tony Gonzalez June 9, 2011 7:49 PM
Located at the corner of North 10th and Taylor Street in beautiful San Jose, Elke McKeown's Extra Space Storage Facility is a vital member of a flourishing urban community. [More]

Self Storage Ranks as Ruler of the REITs

by John Stevens June 9, 2011 10:14 AM
It is REIT week and self storage investors have a reason to party. The annual meeting, sponsored by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), opened in New York on Tuesday just in time for investors to celebrate the strong performance that the U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry has posted so far this year. And self storage is leading the pack. Nearly all major property types posted double-digit gains, but self storage companies outshined with an 18.4 percent return. In the last 12 months, self storage REITs returned 29 percent. [More]

Self Storage Business Booming for Extra Space Storage in Singapore

by John Stevens June 8, 2011 7:59 AM
Since Singapore’s Extra Space Storage opened in 2007, it has reflected a phenomenal leap in business of almost 13 times from its $4.8 million value when it first opened self storage facilities on the island nation. In the fiscal year 2010, total company assets were worth $62 million. Extra Space keeps an edge over its competitors because it puts an emphasis on service, offering customers highly personalized treatment. [More]

Access and Atmosphere at Roosevelt Boulevard

by Tony Gonzalez June 2, 2011 7:17 PM
Located right along Philadelphia's Route 1, Extra Space Storage's Roosevelt Boulevard facility is one of the most accessible storage facilities in all of Pennsylvania. [More]

SpareFoot Grows in Power and Partners Up With INSOMNIAC

by John Stevens May 27, 2011 7:29 AM
SpareFoot.com, an online marketplace of more than 5,000 self storage facilities nationwide, has built up its company’s offerings recently, making it the largest network industry in the country. The company announced yesterday that it has joined INSOMNIAC Self Storage Network (ISSN) as well as incorporated SelfStorageDeals.com and SelfStorageFinders.com, other leading self storage web properties, into its network. [More]

Extra Space Storage Issues Stock Over-Allotment Option and Declares Quarterly Dividend

by John Stevens May 25, 2011 11:29 AM
Extra Space Storage showed solid growth in its first quarter results and its common stock is selling strong with an over-allotment option being issued yesterday. The company has also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share on its common stock for the second quarter of 2011. [More]

Opening and Expanding Self Storage - A Good Business Decision

by John Stevens May 24, 2011 6:42 AM
The self storage industry is a $22 billion dollar business that is thriving in the United States, enjoying economic growth as the country faces an economic recession. Currently, low variable rates and limited day-to-day obligations make self storage a less demanding industry to break into than apartment rentals or running a laundromat. New businesses are opening every day and this industry that is 90 percent owned by entrepreneurs was named one of the best industries for starting a business in 2010 by Inc. magazine. [More]

Emerging Wireless Security Technology Gaining Momentum in Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens May 16, 2011 8:34 AM
The success of a storage facility depends on its ability to keep a tenant’s items safe and secure. New security technology available to self storage owners and operators engages tenants in the process and can generate more income while saving money on avoiding higher-priced security systems. The new radio-frequency (RF) wireless-alert systems warn self-storage tenants of a possible intrusion via text message within 60 seconds of an incident. [More]
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