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Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.

The Arizona Self Storage Association announced this morning that it will hold its 12th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Tempe, Arizona, from May 17 to 19, at the Marriott Buttes Hotel. The conference’s theme, “Survivor: Self Storage”, was inspired by the television program, “Survivor.” The AZ SSA website notes that “Often times, in...

Two Cincinnati-area nonprofit animal welfare groups are combining forces to open the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry — a food pantry for pets. The pantry will be operated out of a self-storage facility, Queen City Self-Storage, at 4775 Red Bank Expressway in Cincinnati. The new pet food pantry is conveniently located right behind the Red Bank Emergency Vet Clinic. The...

The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) announced last week that it will include two legal seminars and two webinars as part of its Storage Education series. The legal seminars will cover Texas self-storage laws relating to vehicle and boat lien sale procedures, which have changed since the last legislative session. The seminars will enable owners, managers, and...

Several free, educational self-storage webinars will be held next month. A webinar comes from the words “web” and “seminar.” A webinar is a meeting or conference that is held over the Internet, usually for training or educational purposes.  The first upcoming self-storage webinar, “Capital Markets and Self Storage Market Overview,”...

A UK self-storage company has decided to leave its parent company, an international franchise, and continue alone. The site, which is located in Embleton, near Cockermouth in Cumbria, originally opened as a self-storage facility in October 2007, as a branch of international self-storage franchiser Storage King. Storage King classified the Cumbrian facility as its North...

American Spectrum Realty, a real estate investment and management company, announced Tuesday that it has acquired 74 property management and asset management contracts (representing 80 separate assets) from Evergreen Realty Group. The interests in real estate that were acquired by American Spectrum represent Evergreen’s interest in properties connected with...

Safe and Secure Automated Self Storage, which received a Green Building of America Award from Real Estate & Construction Review magazine last summer, has begun hosting technology tours for students. Safe and Secure has been open for business less than one year — it opened in April 2009, becoming the first self-storage facility in the U.S. to make use of...

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) has expanded its outreach to members in 2010, beginning with the introduction of a new website and the decision to replace its award-winning flagship publication, Real Estate Portfolio, with a new bi-monthly publication, REIT: Real Estate Investment Today. The content of the new magazine will...

Hawaii Self Storage is offering 12 scholarships to high school students on the island of Oahu. Students who apply must attend high school near one of Hawaii Self Storage’s five locations: Salt Lake, Pearl City, Kaimuki, Mililani, and Kapolei. Students who receive a scholarship will receive $1,000, renewable annually, toward their college education. At most, students...

Just as the Washington, D.C. area Beltway gears up for the Fort Belvoir relocation, which will bring 19,000 new jobs — and a potential traffic nightmare — to the region, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NG) has announced that it, too, is relocating to the Washington area. “As a global security company with a large customer base,” explained NG...