News

  • Self-Storage Real Estate Market Over the Past 10 Years
    By Marcus & Millichap
    The self-storage real estate market in 2005 can be summarized in one word: crazy. Some may argue the same word can be used to describe the current state of the self-storage market, but it is the “new crazy”; it is a better and a more balanced crazy.
  • Be a Self-Storage Sentinel: Watching Out for Cats, Kids and Other Things That Don’t Belong in Storage Units
    By Amy Campbell, Inside Self-Storage
    Most operators give their new tenants a laundry list of items they can’t store in their self-storage unit. This list will include the usual things such as gasoline, fertilizers, explosives, paint or other hazardous chemicals. Sadly, operators may need to expand their warning to include cats, dogs, snakes and even children. While it seems ludicrous you’d need to tell another adult not to lock up anything alive in a dark place, it happens—often.
  • Midtown Vault Expands Solar Panel Use
    By Mini-Storage Messenger
    MEMPHIS, TN- Midtown Vault Storage, a self-storage facility developed by Absolute Storage Management in 2006, is doing their part to conserve energy by increasing solar panel usage on their building. Preserving energy and saving money at the same time, it’s a win win! The Midtown Memphis area storage property started using solar panels in 2013, only covering half of the building and saving a third of the usual electric bill. Due to the success of the first round of panels, the property is expanding and using even more solar panels. This expansion will cover nearly all of the buildings’ 12,500sqft roof with solar panels.
  • Should you replace your self-storage facility’s roof?
    By Emmet Pierce, SelfStorage.com
    Replacing the roof of a self-storage facility can be a costly project, so how do you know when it is the right time to get it done?
  • Real Estate Firms Release Overviews of 2Q 2015 Self-Storage REIT Performance
    By Inside Self Storage
    August 13, 2015 – Real estate firms BayView Advisors, Marcus & Millichap and MJ Partners Real Estate Services have released online reports highlighting key performance metrics from the second-quarter 2015 financial results issued by the four publicly traded U.S.-based self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs)—CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage Inc., Public Storage Inc. and Sovran Self Storage Inc.