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Amsdell plots conversion in Cleveland, sets sights on more acquisitions

Amsdell plots conversion in Cleveland, sets sights on more acquisitions

Alexander Harris December 19, 2013 1

There’s no place like home. Cleveland-based self-storage operator Compass Self Storage has inked a deal to develop its only hometown self-storage facility. Opening Set for Summer 2014 Compass, an affiliate of the Amsdell Companies,

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Stein Investment Group Plots Nationwide Expansion

Stein Investment Group Plots Nationwide Expansion

Beth Mattson-Teig October 30, 2013 0

Atlanta-based Stein Investment Group is in the early stages of developing a national self-storage portfolio. Since buying its first self-storage property in 2010, Stein Investment has established a foothold in the Atlanta market. The

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Self-Storage Facility Hatches On-Site Business Incubator — and Grows the Concept

Self-Storage Facility Hatches On-Site Business Incubator — and Grows the Concept

Paul W. Sullivan October 17, 2013 6

Father-and-son business team Doug and Eric Isaacson, owners of A Mini Flex Storage in Montgomery, AL, wanted to expand their self-storage facility in 2006. But a zoning obstacle stood in their way. The Isaacsons

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David vs. Goliath: How the Little Guys in Self-Storage Compete with the Big Boys

David vs. Goliath: How the Little Guys in Self-Storage Compete with the Big Boys

Beth Mattson-Teig October 16, 2013 2

Small self-storage owners and operators are working to prove that size really doesn’t matter. Clearly, the REITs and larger branded self-storage companies represent formidable competition. Yet smaller operators are taking advantage of the many

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Storage Outlet: Keeping It Cool in Southern California

Storage Outlet: Keeping It Cool in Southern California

Troy Anderson September 11, 2013 3

As one of the closest self-storage facilities to any beach in Southern California, the Storage Outlet offers several unique features, including a laid-back surfer vibe and a refreshing sea breeze. Angel Gonzalez, property manager

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Selling Your Self-Storage Facility: A 5-Point Checklist

Selling Your Self-Storage Facility: A 5-Point Checklist

Emmet Pierce September 10, 2013 4

The self-storage real estate investment trusts (REITs) are in the market for storage facilities, but before you put your business up for sale, make sure you’ll be getting your property’s full value. REITs often

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Gotham Mini Storage Boasts Killer Views of Manhattan–Along With a ‘Very Personable’ Approach

Gotham Mini Storage Boasts Killer Views of Manhattan–Along With a ‘Very Personable’ Approach

Andrew Poitras August 15, 2013 0

As I neared the corner of 10th Avenue and West 39th Street in Manhattan, NY, I briefly glanced down at Google Maps to ensure the blue beacon was floating along in the right direction.

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Ruffling Feathers: Peacock Problems at Ohio Self-Storage Facility

Ruffling Feathers: Peacock Problems at Ohio Self-Storage Facility

John Donegan July 17, 2013 2

Because of noise complaints, a self-storage operator in Dublin, OH, is being forced to remove her pet peafowl from the premises. The majestic birds have been at Amlin Self-Storage for the past 30 years,

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Ohio Family Gets Self-Storage Business Back

Ohio Family Gets Self-Storage Business Back

John Donegan June 27, 2013 2

For five years now, the Grays have been embroiled in a legal battle over their self-storage business south of Dayton, OH, and just a few months ago Howard Gray was ready to concede defeat. In

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A Facility to Call Home: Ohio’s West Theater Storage

A Facility to Call Home: Ohio’s West Theater Storage

Jenny Zhang April 25, 2013 0

“I can get up at 2 a.m. and go to work if I can’t sleep.” Not many self-storage operators (or most people, for that matter) can say that, but Mark Anderson can. He works,

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