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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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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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How your storage facility can ride the economic waves

How your storage facility can ride the economic waves

Mark Lusky November 21, 2013 0

If the country goes in the toilet financially, self-storage will become even more important to those radically reducing their living spaces and lavish lifestyles. If our country grows economically, material acquisition will continue to

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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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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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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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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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With Rising Rates, San Diego Continues to Gain Momentum

With Rising Rates, San Diego Continues to Gain Momentum

Karen Nielsen October 28, 2013 0

With self-storage rental rates on the rise but occupancy down 5 percent, the second-quarter numbers painted a contrasting tale of activity in the San Diego market. But Chris Sonne of commercial real estate firm

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Hey, Self-Storage Pros: #Storchat Is Where It’s At!

Hey, Self-Storage Pros: #Storchat Is Where It’s At!

Matt Stites October 24, 2013 0

We’ve seen plenty of change in the self-storage industry in the past decade. New technology streamlines the storage process for millions of consumers every year. TV shows like “Storage Wars” and “Hoarders” are solidifying

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Are You Taking Enough Risks in Your Business?

Are You Taking Enough Risks in Your Business?

Mark Lusky October 23, 2013 0

In this age of economic uncertainty, we’re typically concerned about taking too many risks—not too few. Yet playing it safe may indicate that you’re not maximizing revenue potential. Fred Kofman, author of “Conscious Business:

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