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How to compete head-to-head against the REITs

How to compete head-to-head against the REITs

Bruce Goldberg September 21, 2015 1

What does it take for the independents to compete with the REIT giants in the self-storage industry? For starters, it’s good old-fashioned customer service and strong facilities, according to a cross section of small,

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Public Storage vs. Extra Space showdown: Which one wins in customer loyalty?

Public Storage vs. Extra Space showdown: Which one wins in customer loyalty?

John Egan August 12, 2014 0

From a size standpoint, Public Storage is the No. 1 self-storage operator in the U.S., and Extra Space Storage is No. 2. But how do they stack up against each other when it comes

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Chris Marr transitions into CEO role at CubeSmart

Chris Marr transitions into CEO role at CubeSmart

Alexander Harris December 26, 2013 5

Effective Jan. 1, there’s a new top boss at CubeSmart LP. Chris Marr is taking over from Dean Jernigan as CEO of the publicly traded self-storage REIT. Jernigan had been CEO of CubeSmart since

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Self-storage acquisitions: Will 2014 be a repeat of 2013?

Self-storage acquisitions: Will 2014 be a repeat of 2013?

Alexander Harris December 18, 2013 0

2013 will go down as a record-setting year for self-storage acquisitions, with more than $2 billion in deals set to be on the books by the end of December. Low interest rates and a

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New York firm shoots for status as self-storage REIT

New York firm shoots for status as self-storage REIT

Alexander Harris November 26, 2013 0

A New York investment firm is on the path toward becoming a publicly traded self-storage REIT. Self Storage Group Inc. is the new name for the New York company formerly known as Global Income

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Forecast looks sunny for self-storage in Seattle

Forecast looks sunny for self-storage in Seattle

Kerry Curry November 20, 2013 0

Seattlemay be known for dreary weather, but the Emerald City has plenty for the self-storage industry to like other than coffee. Starbucks isn’t the only big employer to call the region home and employ

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U-Haul portfolio surpasses 40 million square feet of owned storage

U-Haul portfolio surpasses 40 million square feet of owned storage

John Egan November 12, 2013 1

The four big self-storage REITs aren’t the only publicly traded companies that are adding self-storage space at a dizzying pace. Amerco, the Reno, NV-based parent company of move-it-yourself giant U-Haul International Inc., reported Nov.

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CubeSmart won’t be ‘significant disposer’ of assets in foreseeable future

CubeSmart won’t be ‘significant disposer’ of assets in foreseeable future

Kerry Curry November 11, 2013 0

Self-storage REIT CubeSmart LP definitely has been in buy-and-sell mode in 2013. So far this year, CubeSmart has purchased 15 facilities for $148.5 million while shedding 35 facilities for $126.4 million. It’s also under

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Some Facilities Still Mine Gold from Yellow Pages

Some Facilities Still Mine Gold from Yellow Pages

Kerry Curry October 29, 2013 6

In the pre-Internet days, everyone relied on the Yellow Pages—those brightly colored business pages in the phone book that helped people find everything from antique malls to car repair shops. Some self-storage facilities, especially the

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