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California’s Maria Contreras-Sweet is new SBA chief

California’s Maria Contreras-Sweet is new SBA chief

John Egan March 28, 2014 1

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a federal agency that backed more than $29 billion in small business loans in 2013, has a new leader. On March 27, the U.S. Senate confirmed California banker

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How you can avoid payment fraud at your facility

How you can avoid payment fraud at your facility

Kerry Curry March 3, 2014 0

The massive theft of consumer data from Target gives pause to all merchants that take credit and debit cards. It certainly has self-storage operators looking at ways to protect themselves and their customers from

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Brazil’s GuardeAqui snags another U.S. investor

Brazil’s GuardeAqui snags another U.S. investor

Alexander Harris February 13, 2014 1

Brazil has attracted yet a second U.S. investor looking to funnel money into the nation’s burgeoning self-storage industry. Morgan Stanley Alternate Investment Partners has formed a joint venture with GuardeAqui, the largest self-storage operator

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U-Haul sees 17% spike in self-storage revenue

U-Haul sees 17% spike in self-storage revenue

Alexander Harris February 6, 2014 0

U-Haul is growing its self-storage segment, and it’s paying off. During the third quarter, U-Haul’s self-storage revenue shot up 17 percent compared with the same period a year earlier. U-Haul brought in $46.1 million

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Talonvest Capital: 2014 could be the year of small portfolio acquisitions

Talonvest Capital: 2014 could be the year of small portfolio acquisitions

Alexander Harris January 21, 2014 0

2013 was a tremendous year for self-storage acquisitions, so it makes sense that it was a tremendous year for self-storage lenders. One lender, Talonvest Capital Inc., closed out 2013 with $350 million in loans

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StoreSmart taps crowdfunding for storage acquisition

StoreSmart taps crowdfunding for storage acquisition

Alexander Harris January 8, 2014 0

A self-storage operator recently turned to a new financing method called crowdfunding to buy a North Carolina storage facility. Crowdfunding enables people from all walks of life to pool small amounts of money and

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Refinancing environment favorable for self-storage loans

Refinancing environment favorable for self-storage loans

Alexander Harris November 25, 2013 0

A deal recently executed by real estate investment firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC shows the environment remains favorable for refinancing of self-storage loans. “As the self-storage sector continues to perform well and

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Oil boom fuels interest of self-storage investors

Oil boom fuels interest of self-storage investors

Beth Mattson-Teig November 19, 2013 1

The U.S. oil industry is producing new hot spots for growth that are sparking the interest of self-storage investors. “In Texas, North Dakota, New Mexico and certain parts of Ohio—really anywhere that there is

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Tough Sell? Recent Listings May Test Buyers’ Appetite for Self-Storage

Tough Sell? Recent Listings May Test Buyers’ Appetite for Self-Storage

Beth Mattson-Teig September 18, 2013 1

Self-storage properties have been selling like hot cakes in the past 18 months. Yet two sizable portfolios now on the market may provide fresh insight into just how discriminating today’s investors are in this

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Why Does Florida’s Space Coast Lead the U.S. in Per-Capita Self-Storage Space?

Why Does Florida’s Space Coast Lead the U.S. in Per-Capita Self-Storage Space?

Dana Nickola August 7, 2013 1

For four years in a row, the leading location for self-storage space per person in the U.S. has been, ironically, Florida’s Space Coast. The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metro area, nestled midway down Florida’s Atlantic coast,

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