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John Stevens

John Stevens from Extraspace.com reports on the thriving self storage industry in the Pacific Rim and around the world with information from sources such as AsiaOne Business magazine, Inside Self Storage and operator websites. John is an avid blogger and outdoor enthusiast.

According to the American Association for Cancer Research, there are approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the United States. That number would not be possible if not for the hard work done by researchers and the funds that organizations like Kure It Cancer Research have provided over the years. With the help of the self storage industry and other organizations,...

Business has been good for the self storage industry of late, as many companies have been working diligently to increase their portfolios while newcomers clamor to get in to the industry. Prices are up for existing facilities and new construction becoming more common. These developments have Mathew Powers, the president and executive director of the New York Self Storage...

Nos Caves Vin recently launched a new full-service wine self storage facility in Houston. This is the company’s third facility in Texas. The state-of-the-art facility has climate-controlled units where customers can store their wine collections. Customers have the option of having a completely customized room where they can personally control the room’s temperatures....

Texas is the second most populous state in the country next to California, and second largest next to Alaska. With so many people and so much space, it only stands to reason that the self storage industry should have a strong presence in the Lone Star State. PRNewsFoto/Amsdell Companies Right? Compass Self Storage certainly thinks so, and appears to have plans to expand...

For many years, the norm in the self storage industry has been to convert an existing structure into a self storage facility, rather than start from scratch. If trends in new construction are any indication, that may be changing. During the recession, lending institutions avoided dedicating resources to new construction. Lenders did not want to take the risk, even though...

While it is important for members of the self storage industry to engage in some form of traditional advertising it can also be very beneficial to think outside of the box. The most common forms of ‘outside of the box’ advertising is to hold a contest of some kind or work with a local charity. Everyone likes to win something and appreciates it when businesses help...

Self storage can help people when their homes are a cluttered mess, offices need to cut warehousing costs, or a small business needs space. It can’t, however, save someone’s life. Big Yellow Self Storage, one of the premier self storage facilities in the U.K., has decided to help an organization that can: Millie’s Trust. Some companies like to promote a charity so...

As the self storage industry continues to perform well, more and more investors will look to enter the market or expand their current holdings. Some are taking their time and being cautious while others are acting in a much more aggressive manner. One Florida-based company, iStorage, certainly qualifies as the latter. Recently iStorage worked with a commercial real estate...

When something doesn’t go your way, optimists will tell you to make lemonade out of the lemons you’ve been given. That is exactly what StorageMart is trying to do after receiving some bad news. Rendering of Atlantic Yards The company recently had to tell the tenants at its Atlantic Avenue location in Brooklyn that they would have to move out of the facility. StorageMart...

In recent years the self storage industry has become one of the more reliable and successful investments in real estate. That has caused many to enter the market and those already in to work on expanding their portfolios. One such company that has been busy acquiring facilities is Compass Self Storage. Recently the company moved in to the state of Rhode Island for the...